George Benson
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1943-03-22
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George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at twenty-one, as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django ...

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Biography

George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at twenty-one, as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt.

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Just One Of Those Things
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Just One Of Those Things Just One Of Those Things Just One Of Those Things Just One Of Those Things
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Turn Your Love Around
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Turn Your Love Around Turn Your Love Around Turn Your Love Around Turn Your Love Around
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On Broadway
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On Broadway On Broadway On Broadway On Broadway
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Never Give Up On A Good Thing
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Never Give Up On A Good Thing Never Give Up On A Good Thing Never Give Up On A Good Thing Never Give Up On A Good Thing
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Lady Love Me (One More Time)
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Lady Love Me (One More Time) Lady Love Me (One More Time) Lady Love Me (One More Time) Lady Love Me (One More Time)
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In Your Eyes
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In Your Eyes In Your Eyes In Your Eyes In Your Eyes
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I Got A Woman
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I Got A Woman I Got A Woman I Got A Woman I Got A Woman
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No One Emotion
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No One Emotion No One Emotion No One Emotion No One Emotion
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Lady Love Me
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Lady Love Me Lady Love Me Lady Love Me Lady Love Me
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Love Ballad
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Love Ballad Love Ballad Love Ballad Love Ballad
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This Masquerade
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This Masquerade This Masquerade This Masquerade This Masquerade
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Walkin' My Baby Back Home
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Walkin' My Baby Back Home Walkin' My Baby Back Home Walkin' My Baby Back Home Walkin' My Baby Back Home
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Biography

George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at twenty-one, as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt.

A former child prodigy, Benson first came to prominence in the 1960s, playing soul jazz with Jack McDuff and others. He then launched a successful solo career, alternating between jazz, pop, R&B singing, and scat singing. His album Breezin' was certified triple-platinum, hitting #1 on the Billboard album chart in 1976. His concerts were well attended through the 1980s, and he still has a large following. He has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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