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Tell It Like It Is


Download links and information about Tell It Like It Is by George Benson. This album was released in 1969 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 32:31 minutes.

Artist: George Benson
Release date: 1969
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz
Tracks: 11
Duration: 32:31
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No. Title Length
1. Soul Limbo 3:24
2. Are You Happy 2:30
3. Tell It Like It Is (featuring Marty Sheller) 2:51
4. Land of 1000 Dances 2:47
5. Jackie All 2:17
6. Dontcha Hear Me Callin to Ya 3:16
7. Water Brother (featuring Marty Sheller) 2:10
8. My Woman's Good to Me 3:15
9. Jama Joe 3:50
10. My Cherie Amour (featuring Marty Sheller) 3:30
11. Out In the Cold Again 2:41



Trying to shake things up, producer Creed Taylor brought in arranger Marty Sheller from Mongo Santamaria's Afro-Cuban band, reduced the sizes of the servings (no track is longer than 3:45), cranked up the decibels to a raucous level, and presented Benson in what he hoped would be a radio-friendly setting. The wonder is that Benson manages to transcend the blasting Latin-percussion-spiced production, the tight time limits, and all with often brilliantly tasty guitar fills and brief solos in many styles and three reverb-heavy vocals. The most attractive - and most frustrating - track is Eumir Deodato's lovely "Jackie, All;" George states the tune twice and just as he starts a beautiful solo, the faders go down at the 2:15 mark! Damn. Worth hearing despite the long production knives. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi