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The George Benson Cookbook


Download links and information about The George Benson Cookbook by George Benson Quartet. This album was released in 1966 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 51:35 minutes.

Artist: George Benson Quartet
Release date: 1966
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz
Tracks: 14
Duration: 51:35
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No. Title Length
1. The Cooker 4:16
2. Benny's Back 4:10
3. Bossa Rocka 4:25
4. All of Me 2:07
5. Big Fat Lady 4:42
6. Benson's Rider 5:37
7. Ready and Able 3:31
8. The Borgia Stick 3:07
9. Return of the Prodigal Son 2:36
10. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid 6:33
11. The Man from Toledo 2:08
12. Slow Scene 3:11
13. Let Them Talk 2:51
14. Goodnight 2:21



In mid-2001 Columbia/Legacy reissued this 1966 classic, along with It's Uptown, recorded only several months earlier. The Cookbook is widely considered Benson's essential jazz album, and for good reason. His aggressive, bop- and blues-oriented guitar work is at its peak, and in retrospect, his quartet's spirited blend of jazz, soul, and even rock is strikingly innovative. Four bonus tracks include a (previously unreleased) doo wop vocal rendition of Little Willie John's "Let Them Talk" and two Benson originals that are pure rock-n-roll: "The Man from Toledo" and "Goodnight." Two of the bonus cuts are preceded by control-booth comments from the session's legendary producer, John Hammond. [The 2001 CD reissue on Columbia/Legacy adds four bonus tracks, all recorded, like the rest of the album, in 1966; one of these, "Let Them Talk" (with a vocal by Benson), was previously unreleased.] ~ David R. Adler, Rovi