Guitar Hero

The year's most romantic pop record and one of a handful of recent pop-fusion LPs that transcend the Muzaklike monotony of MOR-jazz. Four years ago, Breezin' established guitarist-singer George Benson as the king of this hip, high-gloss mood genre, in which a virtuoso could coolly strut his stuff without ever risking spontaneity. Until Give Me the Night, both Benson and the music he helped popularize seemed frozen by their own conventions. Technical prowess had become the equivalent of emotional detachment in a sound whose characteristic backbeat was a Latin-inflected light funk. At its most debased, this style amounted to little more than trivial cha-cha music.

( Warner Bros. Records, 1980 )

"We became friends with Tommy P. who produced George for the last 30 years or so, and we asked him to hook us up. We got a meeting with Benson and when he came in we were like: ‘Damn, look George Benson is right here! We’ve got to play him this track and hope he likes it’. We had a session player coming in do like a scab vocal. It was an idea we had. We played him the whole album, we played him the Latin stuff, India’s, Tito’s stuff; He says: ‘I love the idea, I like what this is about, I wanna go in the studio with you guys’ and that was it."
Little Louie Vega.
Let me introduce you the George Benson' s remix by Masters At Work.

( Unreleased )

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