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What are the most straight-ahead jazz recordings of George Benson and why doesn he make more?

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What are the most straight-ahead jazz recordings of George Benson and why doesn he make more?

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George Benson is a guitarist who started his career making straight-ahead jazz recordings. Later, he began to make more “pop”-oriented albums that featured his singing more than his (stellar) guitar playing. This has irritated many in this newsgroup. Some recommendations of his earlier, more jazz oriented work that have been given on this group include: • “New Boss of Jazz Guitar” • “George Benson Cookbook” • “It’s Uptown” • “Blue Benson” • Jimmy Smith’s “Off the Top” • “Body Talk” • “Bad Benson” • “Cooking in Benson’s Kitchen” (possibly out of print) The answer to the second part of the question is: “Maybe he is just playing what he likes.

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