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George Benson – Walking To New Orleans (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

George Benson – Walking To New Orleans (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 37:24 minutes | 462 MB | Genre: Blues
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Provogue Records

From his origins as Wes Montgomery’s worthy heir to the funky Give Me the Night, his cover of On Broadway, his partnering with Al Jarreau, his participation on the Gorillaz’s The Now Now and his tributes to Nat King Cole, George Benson has always shown that he handles large tasks with ease. But above all, he remains one of the best jazz guitarists of his generation, whatever the style. At 76 years old, the funky virtuoso from Pittsburgh pays homage to the Mecca of music, New Orleans, and two pioneers of rock’n’roll that were lost to the world in 2017, Chuck Berry and Fats Domino. The record features ten covers by the two geniuses that George Benson performs with a sense of refinement. His bluesy style and ferocious skill are even held back slightly. In its place the guitarist offers a tribute of class, temperance and subtlety. – Max Dembo

1. Nadine (Is It You)
2. Ain’t That A Shame
3. Rockin’ Chair
4. You Can’t Catch Me
5. Havana Moon
6. I Hear You Knocking
7. Memphis, Tennessee
8. Walking To New Orleans
9. Blue Monday
10. How You’ve Changed


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