Georges Benson is an American singer, originally a gifted jazz musician. He entered the musical career from the age of 8, performing in small groups and even recorded first titles at the age of 9. It is at the age of 20 that he decides to leave for New York where he will meet some big names like Herbie Hancock, Wes Montgomery…. He quickly became one of the best jazz guitarists. It was in 1976 that things accelerated when he recorded his first partially sung album, namely "Breezin", from which the title ‘This Masquerade" came out, which quickly became a hit. But it was especially 2 years later, in 1978, that he released the flagship title "On Broadway". His career as a successful singer is officially launched. And it was under the impulse of a certain Quincy Jones that he released in 1980 what was to become one of the biggest successes of the year in the USA, namely the now cult "Give me the night". Other successful hits will follow, including the single "Turn your love around" in 1981, "Inside love" in 1983 ... His last major success was the single "Let’s do it again" in 1988.
The adventure will continue thereafter anyway even if the level of success will not have much to do with what the artist will have known at the beginning of the 80s... To discover or rediscover. Discography (among others ...) :
• It should have been me #2 1954
• Just another Sunday 1964
• Ain't that particular 1966
• Don't let me lose this dream 1968
• My woman's good to me 1969
• Supership 1975
• This masquerade 1976
• Breezin' 1976
• Nature boy 1977
• Everything must change 1977
• Gonna love you more 1977
• The greatest love off all 1977
• On Broadway 1978
• Lady blue 1978
• Love ballad 1979
• Give me the night 1980
• Love X love 1980
• Turn out the lamp light 1980
• Never give up on a good thing 1981
• Love all the hurt away 1981
• Turn your love around 1981
• Inside love (So personal) 1983
• Lady love me 1983
• Feel like makin' love 1983
• In your eyes 1983
• 20/20 1984
• I just wanna hang around you 1985
• Nothing's gonna change my love for you 1985
• Kisses in the moonlight 1986
• Shiver 1986
• Teaser 1987
• Twice the love 1988
• Let’s do it again 1988
• Good habit 1988
• Here, there and everywhere 1989
• Baby work out 1990
• I'll keep your dreams alive 1992
• Love of my life 1993
• I'll be good to you 1993
• Holdin' on 1996
• Summer love 1996
• When love comes calling 1996
• Song for my brother 1997
• Standing together 1998
• Seven days 1998
• The ghetto 2000
• Theme from Good King Bad 2004
• Cell phone 2004
• Irreplaceable 2004
• Mornin' 2006
• Ordinary people 2006
• New York city 2008
• Family reunion 2009
• Show me the love 2010
• I want to hold your hand 2011
• Humility 2018
1954...who would imagine that this young 11-year-old singer would become a few decades later one of the most prominent singers of the moment. Not many people, that's for sure...
1964 ... we find him 10 years later in purely instrumental mode. It is clear that the lack of words is not likely to attract the general public...
1966...no notable evolution on this title. The young artist will still have to ask himself the right questions at some point...
1968...not better on this one. Certainly his talents as a guitarist are obvious but that is not enough for the moment to set him apart from the crowd more than that...
1969...return of the voice and...first success, finally ! Like what it was not enough to reverse the trend and finally manage to make talking about yourself a minimum...
1975...six years will separate this title from the previous one, but this time, success is no longer limited to the United States. But indeed to the whole planet !
1976...the title of the revelation, the real one. A magnificent ballad to launch, for good, the singing career of the artist. A career that will turn out to be one of the most brilliant of the end of the 20th century...
1976 ... he surely signs here one of the most emblematic songs of the 70s. Instrumental piece which will nevertheless become one of the most beautiful titles of this decade !
1977...and what about this one. A rhythmic title while being a marvel of finesse and softness. Certainly the success will be less than its predecessors but all the same...
1977 ... speaking of wonder and finesse, this one is not bad either. Definitely what we do best in the charming ballad !
1977... the artist now unrolls with obvious ease and it's going to last like that for a few more years. And he only owes it to one thing, his talent !
1977 ... an absolutely sumptuous year for the artist who saw his notoriety literally explode on a planetary level
1978 ... the HUGE tube which indisputably consecrates him as one of the greatest artists of the moment. He simply signs here one of the biggest hits of the 70s. MAS-TER-FUL !
1978 ... one of the undisputed masters of charming XXL caliber ballads. He connects them at a speed more than impressive !
1979 ... then suddenly the tempo suddenly accelerates. And this is only the beginning because the future promises to be most incredible
1980 ... and the HUGE sequel, here she is. What will remain as his Masterpiece, a mega hit that sets fire to all Dancefloor on the planet. Surely one of the biggest Dance hits of the end of the XXth century. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !
1980 ... a unique Dance style, unmistakable thanks to this special guitar touch that makes all the difference !
1980...a title full of softness and finesse as he knows how to do them so well. Certainly this title will not be the best ranked of all but it will be in any case...
1981 ... 1980 was an exceptional year. 1981 will more or less approach her. A dynamic that nothing and no one can stop !
1981 ... the duo of shock and charm Premium quality version. When 2 stars of the moment make a beef, inevitably, that ensures !
1981 ... new world class mega hit. Without a doubt one of the greatest singers of this early 80s !
1983 ... after an year 1982 blank, we find him at the top of his form. In particular thanks to this title once again in the inimitable jazzo-funky style and of which he is truly the undisputed master...
1983...in the same vein. With a hint of sweetness in addition. What talent ! The adventure continues to be beautiful and keeps the artist in the lead without too much difficulty...
1983 ... it's groove serious, to say the least. The beginning of the 1980s on the wheel hats !
1983 ... a new foray into the Intimist field which allows him to produce one of the most beautiful Utimate Slows of the moment. MA-GIC !
1984 ... 20 out of 20, that's the case! A title with the frenzied rhythm and which hits, once again !
1985 ... the only notorious hit of the year. But what a hit! A sumptuous and particularly inspired Ultimate Slow once again
1985 ... and yes, the original singer of one of the most famous Ultimate Slow of the decade is him. It will only later become a global mega hit thanks to the takeover of Glenn Medeiros
1986 ... the years go by without talent or inspiration weakening by an Iota. The brand of the Great !
1986 ... a discography that grows from year to year and which will undoubtedly remain one of the most brilliant of the decade
1987 ... almost 20 years after his debut, the artist is still on top and has not lost anything of his superb. The Class !
1988 ... and it continues, and it continues, and it continues. Tireless, the artist continues to produce songs with more than certain quality !
1988 ... pure Benson juice. Always the same ultra effective melodic base which has become over the years its trademark ...
1988...even if the quality is still important, the success in the Charts begins to seriously erode. Attention danger...
1989...a pretty title full of finesse but which doesn't really correspond to the musical trends of the moment. From where a success of the most limited necessarily...
1990... a passage to the 90s which is done in relative indifference, at least in terms of success in the Charts. It must be said that once again the style clashes for the time...
1992... an obvious lack of inspiration which will only produce minor titles during this decade of the 90s. Apart from this duo of shock and charm which will see him temporarily return to the race...
1993... he will manage to classify this title but far, very far in the depths of the Charts. Times are getting harder and harder for the artist and unfortunately things won't get any better...
1993...and yet he is far from unworthy but he failed to reinvent himself during this decade 90 and he will pay a high price...
1996...he remains too braced on his fundamentals and does not see that the musical world is changing in depth around him. An immobility that de facto marginalizes him...
1996... too bad because he just lacked a hint of audacity so that he could eventually get back in the race. Just a small change in style and sound, not much...
1996... which does not disturb him more than that at first sight. As long as he enjoys doing what he does, why would he change anything...
1997... this title will work a little more than those which preceded it but one cannot speak about return in grace, far from there. The best is now behind...
1998 ... the last notorious hit. After 30 years of career. Who says better ? Not many competitors in terms of longevity, that's clear !
1998...he will only make a short appearance on this title but it would have been a shame not to talk about it. Everything is good to take as they say...
2000...and here he is, starting a new decade, one more ! He is still in the 6th, which is still quite a mighty feat !
2004...he returns more and more to his first love, namely the instrumental mode. He's having fun, but that's not likely to bring the younger generations back to him, that's clear...
2004...and when he returns to lyrics mode, it's not necessarily him who sings, at least alone. A little novelty does not harm, quite the contrary...
2004...in the same vein. The artist tries a minimum to adapt to the latest musical trends and we can only congratulate him...
2006...when 2 major artists of the 80s decide to do something together, that's what it can give. We will definitely appreciate...
2006...certainly it will be a story almost without words but it is clear that they wanted to give a version of these titles at least very different from the original...
2008..the albums that continue to be released allow him to be always present in the Charts. It's already that...
2009...an absolutely exceptional longevity for an artist who is no less so. As always, it is the most gifted of each generation who manage to last so long...
2010...another decade to add to one of the most brilliant careers of all. We wonder how far he will be able to go...
2011...at least for the moment he still does not intend to retire. A desire to push the adventure as far as possible which undoubtedly commands respect...
2018...when the young generation decides to pay tribute to the stars of the past by allowing them to collaborate on their titles. What better way to bring old and new generations together in the best possible way !
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