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Songs and Stories is a studio album by George Benson. The album was released by Concord on August 25, 2009. The album was produced by John Burk and Marcus Miller and featured a host of guest musicians. [1]

Songs and Stories
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 25, 2009
GenreJazz
Length62:02
LabelConcord
ProducerJohn Burk, Marcus Miller
George Benson chronology
Givin' It Up
(2006)
Songs and Stories
(2009)
Guitar Man
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight"James Taylor3:48
2."Family Reunion"Catero Colbert, Rod Temperton4:18
3."Show Me the Love"Steve Lukather, Marcus Miller, David Paich4:16
4."A Telephone Call Away"Bill Withers5:54
5."Someday We'll All Be Free"Donny Hathaway, Edward Howard6:19
6."Nuthin' But a Party"Robert Harris, Christopher Lomax, Marlon McClain, Larry Troutman, Roger Troutman5:28
7."Come in from the Cold"Marc Broussard, Radney Foster, Justin Tocket4:31
8."Exotica"Marcus Miller5:28
9."Rainy Night in Georgia"Tony Joe White4:50
10."One Like You"David Garfield, William "Smokey" Robinson4:41
11."Living in High Definition"Lamont Dozier7:14
12."Sailing"Christopher Cross5:15
DVD-Audio / Japanese SHM-CD bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."It Ain't Over"Norman Brown4:06

PersonnelEdit

  • George Benson – vocals (1-12), guitar (1, 3-13), guitar solo (2)
  • Toninho Horta – acoustic guitar (1, 12)
  • Paul Jackson, Jr. – guitar (2, 3)
  • John "Jubu" Smith – guitar (2-5, 7-11)
  • Steve Lukather – guitar (3)
  • Norman Brown – guitar (6), vocals (6)
  • Wah Wah Watson – guitar (8, 11)
  • Lee Ritenour – acoustic & electric guitars (10)
  • Marcelo Lima – acoustic guitar (12)
  • Marcus Miller – bass (1-11, 13), keyboards (2, 13), marimba (2), string arrangements (2, 10, 11), horn arrangement (4, 11), drum loop programming (6), arrangements (6, 7), percussion (7), vocals (7), percussion programming (10, 13), vibraphone (11)
  • Arthur Maia – fretless bass (12)
  • Butterscotch – human beatbox (1)
  • John "J.R." Robinson – drums (2-11, 13)
  • Maguinho Alcântara – drums (12)
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10)
  • Noël Lee – wind chimes (12)
  • Bruno Cardozo – Hammond B3 organ (1), keyboards (12)
  • William Magalhães – Fender Rhodes (1, 12)
  • Rod Temperton – keyboards (2), arrangements (2)
  • Greg Phillinganes – keyboards (2, 4, 5, 8), acoustic piano (3, 11), Fender Rhodes (6, 7, 9)
  • David Paich – keyboards (3), string & horn arrangements (3)
  • Steve Porcaro – synthesizer (3)
  • Bobby Sparks – Hammond B3 organ (4, 6, 7, 9, 13), keyboards (6)
  • David Garfield – keyboards (10), backing vocals (10)
  • Robbie Benson – keyboards (13)
  • Victor Vanacore – string arrangements (1, 4, 5, 9), horn arrangement (4)
  • Jerry Hey – horn arrangement (3)
  • Tom Scott – saxophone (3, 4, 7, 11), horn arrangement (7)
  • Chuck Findley – trumpet (3, 4, 7, 11)
  • Gary Grant – trumpet (3, 4, 7, 11)
  • Charles Loper – trombone (3, 4, 7, 11)
  • Gerald Albright – saxophone (4)
  • Patti Austin – backing vocals (2, 4), vocals (8)
  • Carolyn Perry – backing vocals (2, 4)
  • Lori Perry – backing vocals (2, 4)
  • Sharon Perry – backing vocals (2, 4)
  • Lalah Hathaway – vocals (4)
  • Smokey Robinson – backing vocals (10)
  • J. J. Blair – backing vocals (10)
  • Leslie Smith – backing vocals (10)
  • Violins (1-5, 9, 11) – Todor Pelev, Victoria Lanier, Kathleen Robertson, Gerry Hilera, Dennis Molchan, Xiao Niu He, Sai Ly Acosta, Charles Everett, Joel Derouin, Susan Chatman and Ronald Clark
  • Violas (1-5, 9, 11) – Robin Ross, Michael Molnau, John Hayhurst and Evan Wilson

ProductionEdit

  • Producer – Marcus Miller and John Burk
  • Associate Producers on Track 1 – Toninho Horta, Michael O'Neill and Forest Sprague.
  • Co-Producers on Track 3 – Steve Lukather and David Paich
  • Executive Producers – John Burk and Noël Lee
  • Engineers – Don Murray, J. J. Blair, Guilherme Canaes, Jeff Harris, Taka Honda, Stefan Nordin, Seth Presant, John Wroble and Noel Zancanella.
  • Assistant Engineers – Steve Cohen, Martin Cooke, Tom Syrowski and Aaron Walk.
  • Recorded at Henson Recording Studios and Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA); The Village Recorder, ATS Studios and Fox Force Five Studios (Los Angeles, CA); Hannibal Studio (Santa Monica, CA); Porcupine Studio (Chandler, AZ); Mega Studios (Sao Paulo, Brazil).
  • Mixed by Don Murray at G Studio Digital (Studio City, CA).
  • Mastered by Doug Sax and Sangwook "Sunny" Nam at The Mastering Lab (Ojai, CA).
  • Art Direction – Greg Allen and Larissa Collins
  • Photography – Greg Allen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Songs & Stories - George Benson: AllMusic Review".
  2. ^ http://music.barnesandnoble.com/Songs-and-Stories/George-Benson/e/888072303645