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George Benson

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Source: worldtv.com

George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at twenty-one, as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt.

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  • Born: March 22, 1943 (age 72) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Genres: Jazz, funk, rhythm and blues, soul
  • Occupation(s): Musician, singer-songwriter
  • Instruments: Vocals, guitar, archtop guitar
  • Years active: 1954 (as little George Benson) 1963–present
  • Labels: Prestige Records (1964–65) Columbia Records (1966–67) Verve Records (1968) A&M Records (1968–70) CTI Records (1971–76) Warner Bros. Records (1976–94) GRP Records (1995–2005) Concord Records (2006–present)
  • Associated acts: Jack McDuff, Earl Klugh, Al Jarreau, Joe Farrell, Count Basie Orchestra, McCoy Tyner, Joe Sample, Fuse One, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian
  • Website: Official website

Read more about George Benson at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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