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Newport Jazz Festival 1969: New Records & Not All That Jazz

Live Review by Ian Dove, Billboard, July 1969

NEWPORT, R.I. — On paper at least the experiment of adding rock music to the Newport Jazz Festival 1969 came from the purest of motives. ...

George Benson: By George No I R and B Jazz and Pop

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, August 1976

Music history was made recently when George Benson topped the R&B, jazz and pop charts with his debut album for Warner Bros. The guitar man ...

George Benson: Mr Bad Makes Good

Interview by Robin Katz, Sounds, September 1976

VETERAN JAZZ guitarist George 'Bad' Benson recently went to school to pick up his young son. Upon arrival, a group of eager young schoolkids clustered ...

Blow for Love and Money: Crossover Jazz in the Seventies

Overview by Davitt Sigerson, Black Music, March 1977

In the first part of a detailed investigation Davitt Sigerson chronicles how "jazz" found its way back to the commercial big league. ...

George Benson: It's A Man's Man's Man's Man's World

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, June 1977

"YOU'RE SAYING that women are equal to men and all that crazy stuff!" George Benson laughed in astonishment.Hold on a second I must be hallucinating ...

Kingsize Benson

Profile and Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, July 1983

So just how did this work a day guitarist called GEORGE BENSON sidestep the critical vitriol of the jazz and soul purists to become one ...

George Benson: "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It"

Interview by Adam Sweeting, Q, February 1987

KEN FRITZ, the slim, obsessively neat half of George Benson's management team Fritz & Turner, was worried that he may have caught a chill while ...

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