George Benson Good King Bad / Benson & Farrell
- Released: May 11, 2010
- Originally Released: 2010
- Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1253 stars out of 5 -- "[These] LPs showcase a nimble, gracefully melodic style."
- 1.Theme from Good King Bad
- 2.One Rock Don't Make No Boulder
- 4.Cast Your Fate to the Wind
- 5.Siberian Workout
- 6.Shell of a Man
- 7.Hold On! I'm Comin'
- 8.Flute Song
- 9.Beyond the Ozone
- 10.Camel Hump
- 11.Rolling Home
- 12.Old Devil Moon
Personnel: George Benson (guitar); Eric Gale (guitar); Harry Glickman, John Pintavalle, Harold Kohon, David Nadien, Max Pollikoff, Max Ellen, Paul Gershman, Emanuel Green (violin); Theodore Israel, Harold Coletta (viola); Charles McCracken , Alan Shulman (cello); Fred Wesley (trombone).
Audio Mixer: Rudy Van Gelder.
Audio Remasterer: Andrew Thompson .
Liner Note Authors: Leonard Feather; Michael Heatley.
Recording information: A&R Recording (03/1976-09/1976); Van Gelder Studios (03/1976-09/1976); A&R Recording (07/1975-09/1976); Van Gelder Studios (07/1975-09/1976).
Photographers: Alen MacWeeney; Pete Turner .
Arranger: David Matthews .
This two-fer from Beat Goes On features a pair of LPs by jazz guitarist George Benson and flutist Joe Farrell, Good King Bad and Benson & Farrell, originally issued on CTI in 1975 and 1976. Highlights among the 12 tracks include "Rolling Home," "Cast Your Fate to the Wind," and "Hold On! I'm Comin'." Casual listeners should pick up The Greatest Hits of All on Rhino before delving into these recordings. ~ Al Campbell
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