November 24, 2009

Tune In Tuesday: George Benson

George Benson had the music and lyrics that could cut to the chase. I find myself lost in a masquerade much too often. I 'spose that is one of the beautiful things about having a blog. You can hide behind the mask of your blog personna. Enjoy the flow of Bro. Benson.





I still hold out hope. I still think that I can regain my footing and make a difference for myself, my family, my community and my people. I still think that the light will overtake the darkness. I just need to get my mojo back. Just need to get back to that joyous feeling of breezin' through life with a purpose. One thing that helps is to smile ... and George Benson makes me smile!



9 comments:

MacDaddy said...

Love George Benson. I love his older stuff where he's experimenting, trying to use what he's learned from jazz masters and apply to his own licks.

Villager said...

MacDaddy - Is there a specific George Benson tune that you recommend from that period of his life?

Pamalicious said...

I had to come out of lurking for this, lol HELLO!

I have a song on my phone called "Family Reunion" by George that I heard on Sirrius. I don't know if it's new or not but that song just does it for me. Have you heard?

Villager said...

Pamalicious - First, I hope that you find more reasons to come out of ~lurk~ mode in the future!

I hadn't heard Family Reunion until your comment. I'm listening to it right now ... and I have to tell you ... it is RIGHT ON TIME ... lyrics and the music. Especially the lyrics. It hits home for me quite abit. Thank you very much for sharing the tip with me.

Another person who ~lurks~ sometimes also pointed me to a slow jam by George Benson called, 'Lady Blue'. I don't recall hearing it before today either.

MacDaddy said...

y said...

Villager: I can't recall the name of a specific tune. But I was thinking of his older stuff like his first two or three albums. This is the period when he was trying to bridge Wes Montgomery's style (playing with his thumb) and his own. This was very difficult, because Montgomery was self-taught, and oftentimes it's difficult to figure out what he's doing.

But those earlier albums proved to be very experimental, very creative and very good in my opinion.

November 25, 2009 12:08 PM

wisdomteachesme said...

I love every and any thing by GB!
I agree with MacDaddy, his older works are extremely good...and when he found his 'sound' he blew everyone away with it!
Great Music Villager!

Villager said...

MacDaddy and WisdomTeachMe - Thanx for the historical perspective. I must admit that I've enjoyed having opportunity to go back and listen to George Benson as part of this weekly meme.

Bohemian Hippie Chick said...

Hi Villager! I love George Benson. "This Masquerade" and "Love X Love"...sigh. I love all of his work, but there is something about those 2 songs that gets to me!

Villager said...

Hippie Chick - I haven't heard 'Love x Love' in many moons. Thanx for the reminder!