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George Benson - Body Talk on 180g Import LP - direct audio

George Benson - Body Talk 180g Import Vinyl LP

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  • $ 4498

George Benson Body Talk 180g Import Vinyl LP

Just listen to the first thirty seconds of this LP and you know that it’s all about the 'Godfather of Soul' – the unique James Brown. But it’s just as obvious that such a great artist as George Benson doesn’t just present “Greatest Hits” in a new guise. Six of his own compositions plus one by Donny Hathaway/Gene McDaniels provide the guitarist and singer with a great platform to launch from.

He shoots off into orbit, accompanied by first-class guest soloists such as Jon Faddis, Frank Foster, Earl Klugh and Jack DeJohnnette. Ron Carter’s bass doesn’t boom in the low register but offers a light and airy, yet solid, base. Body Talk is by no means the declaration of a world-shaking, new and avant-garde jazz.

It is, however, a successful blend of jazz, soul and fusion. And when such a superb arranger as Pee Wee Ellis has his finger in the pie – or rather: his pen on the manuscript paper – then one can be sure that the almost 50-minute-long LP is a great success from beginning to end. Finally, one shouldn’t forget the helping hand of the producer Creed Taylor, who made a significant contribution to this milestone on the CTI label.


George Benson (guitar, vocals)
Earl Klugh (guitar)
Harold Mabern (electric piano)
Frank Foster (tenor saxophone)
Gerald Chamberlain / Dick Griffin (trombone)
Jon Faddis / John Gatchell / Waymon Reed (flugelhorn, trumpet)
Ron Carter / Gary King (bass)
Jack DeJohnette (drums)
Mobutu (percussion)

George Benson Body Talk Track Listing:

1. Dance
2. When Love Has Grown
3. Plum
4. Body Talk
5. Top Of The World

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