Personnel includes: George Benson (vocals, guitar); Airto (vocals, percussion); Aretha Franklin, Patti Austin, Chaka Khan (vocals); Eddie Daniels, George Young (alto saxophone); Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); Ronnie Cuber (baritone saxophone); Buddy Lucas (saxophone); Randy Brecker (trumpet); Bob James, Ernie Hayes (piano, organ, harpsichord); Jorge Dalto (piano, keyboards); Herbie Hancock, Ronnie Foster (keyboards); David Paich, Richard Tee, Michael Boddicker, Ken Bichel (synthesizer); Lee Ritenour, Buzzy Feiten, Steve Lukather, Phil Upchurch, Jay Berliner, Earl Klugh, Hamish Stuart (guitar); Ron Carter, Robert Popwell, Jr., Gerry Jemmott (bass); Jeff Porcaro, John Robinson, Leo Morris, Steve Ferrone (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion).
Producers: Arif Mardin, Quincy Jones, Tommy Lipuma, Creed Taylor Michael Masser, Jay Graydon.
Personnel: George Benson (guitar); George Young (alto); Michael Brecker (tenor); Ronnie Cuber (baritone); Hamish Stuart , Jay Graydon, Lee Ritenour , Howard "Buzz" Feiten (guitar); Steve Lukather (guitars); Earl Klugh, Jai Winding, Jay Berliner (acoustic guitar); Raoul Polikian, Max Pollikoff (violin); Emanuel Vardi (viola); George Ricci (cello); Herbert Laws, Larry Williams , Gary Herbig, Jerome Richardson, Kim Hutchcroft, Phil Bodner (flute); George Marge (alto flute); Gerome Richardson (clarinet); Donald Ashworth (bass clarinet); Buddy Lucas (saxophone); Eddie Daniels (alto saxophone); Chuck Findley, Jerry Hey, Randy Brecker, Burt Collins (trumpet); Marvin Stamm, Joe Shepley (flugelhorn); Barry Rogers, Alan Raph, William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. (trombone); Wayne Andre (baritone horn); Michael Masser, Michael Omartian, Arthur Jenkins (piano); Herbie Hancock, David Foster (electric piano); Greg Phillinganes, Ronnie Foster (Fender Rhodes piano); Ernie Hayes, Bob James (harpsichord); Jorge Dalto (Clavinet); Charles Convinton (organ); Michael Boddicker, Richard Tee, Kenneth Bichel (synthesizer); David Paich (bass synthesizer); Jerry Jemmott, Abraham Laboriel, Sr. , Louis Johnson, Neil Stubenhaus, Phil Upchurch, Robert "Pops" Popwell, Ron Carter , Stanley Banks, Will Lee (bass guitar); Leo Morris, Harvey Mason, Sr. , Jeff Porcaro, John "4 Daddman" Robinson, Steve Gadd , Billy Cobham, Steve Ferrone (drums); Raphael Cruz (congas); Johnny Pacheco (conga drum); Mike Baird (cymbals); Airto, Paulinho Da Costa, Phil Kraus , Ralph MacDonald (percussion); Jocelyn Allen, Diva Gray, Jim Gilstrap, Marcy Levy, Patti Austin, Tom Bahler, Bill Champlin (background vocals).
Additional personnel: Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan (vocals).
This collection of Benson hits is more than a "Best Of" release. In addition to the 15 classic cuts, this album even spawned its own hit with "Turn Your Love Around." THE GEORGE BENSON COLLECTION features key songs from 1976-1981, including "White Rabbit," "Give Me the Nigh," "On Broadway," "This Masquerade," "Nature Boy," "Love Ballad," "Breezin'," Benson's jazzy take on "Last Train to Clarksville," and "The Greatest Love of All."
In addition to highlighting these key years in Benson's career, COLLECTION also features all of the fine musicians with whom the guitar master worked. Earl Klugh, Quincy Jones, Patti Austin, David Foster and a host of others are here in various combinations and on many songs. Compiled, sequenced and edited by Benson's long-time producer Tommy LiPuma, THE GEORGE BENSON COLLECTION is a necessity for any George Benson fan.