Good King Bad

Good King Bad is the thirteenth studio album by American guitarist George Benson featuring performances recorded in 1975 and released by CTI Records in 1976.[1]

Good King Bad
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Studio album by
RecordedJuly 1 & 8, October 9, and December 4–5, 1975
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
ProducerCreed Taylor
George Benson chronology
In Concert-Carnegie Hall
Good King Bad
Benson & Farrell


The Allmusic review states "The R&B elements get stronger, the sound and mix are more attuned to the dancefloor, yet this brings out the best in George Benson's funky side. Thanks in part to the more rigid beat, Benson pares down his style to its rhythmic essentials, refusing to spray notes all over the place at random, and as a result, the record cooks and dances".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide     [3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Theme from Good King Bad" (David Matthews) - 6:03 Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance 1977
  2. "One Rock Don't Make No Boulder" (Matthews) - 6:50
  3. "Em" (Philip Manamworth) - 4:56
  4. "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" (Vince Guaraldi) - 7:00
  5. "Siberian Workout" (Matthews) - 6:45
  6. "Shell of a Man" (Eugene McDaniels) - 5:17
  7. "Hold On! I'm Comin'" (Issac Hayes, David Porter) - 5:44 Bonus track on CD reissue, Originally released on the compilation album Space in 1978
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on July 1 (track 3), July 8 (track 6), October 9 (track 7), December 4 (tracks 1 & 2) and December 5 (tracks 4 & 5), 1975



See alsoEdit

Pacific Fire


  1. ^ Payne, D. CTI Records discography accessed February 24, 2012
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed February 24, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 23. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.