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Talkin' Verve


Download links and information about Talkin' Verve by George Benson. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 59:21 minutes.

Artist: George Benson
Release date: 1997
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz
Tracks: 12
Duration: 59:21
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No. Title Length
1. Sunny 2:54
2. Song for My Father 4:48
3. That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) 3:41
4. Some of My Best Friends Are Blues (featuring Jimmy Smith) 7:57
5. Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like) (featuring Horace Ott) 4:36
6. Thunder Walk 4:42
7. People Get Ready (featuring Horace Ott) 4:15
8. Low Down and Dirty Blues 8:31
9. Groovin' 2:45
10. Doobie Doobie Blues 5:11
11. Windmills of Your Mind 5:14
12. Giblet Gravy 4:47



As guitarist George Benson morphed from playing with chitlin circuit organ combos to becoming a pop vocalist, these sessions in 1968 formed a transition, and were a prelude to his works for the CTI label. There are five tracks each from the recordings Giblet Gravy and Goodies, featuring horn sections, takes on Top 40 hits, the funky go-go instrumental boogaloo sound of the day, and a slick approach to production values. Included as asides are a lone soul-jazz-blues number with organist Jimmy Smith, a lone jazz standard ("Song for My Father"), and a take on Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready" backed by gospel/R&B vocalists the Sweet Inspirations. It's certainly not the best Benson of any era but far from the worst, and does give insight into where he was to go in the commercial music world. ~ Michael G. Nastos, Rovi