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The Resource Benson : the autobiography, by George Benson with Alan Goldsher ; foreword by Bill Cosby

Benson : the autobiography, by George Benson with Alan Goldsher ; foreword by Bill Cosby

Label
Benson : the autobiography
Title
Benson
Title remainder
the autobiography
Statement of responsibility
by George Benson with Alan Goldsher ; foreword by Bill Cosby
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the span of his illustrious five-decade career, George Benson has sold millions of records, performed for hundreds of millions of fans, and cut some of the most beloved jazz and soul tunes in music history. But the guitarist/vocalist is much more than "This Masquerade, " "On Broadway, " "Turn Your Love Around, " and "Give Me the Night." Benson is a flat-out inspiration, a multitalented artist who survived an impoverished childhood and molded himself into the first true--and truly successful--jazz/soul crossover artist. And now, on the heels of receiving the prestigious NEW Jazz Masters award, George has finally decided to tell his story. And what a story it is. "Benson: The Autobiography" follows George's remarkable rise from the ghettos of Pittsburgh to the stages of South Africa, and everywhere in between. George Benson is an unparalleled storyteller, and his tales of scuffling on the Chitlin Circuit with jazz legend Brother Jack McDuff, navigating his way through the recording studio with Miles Davis, and performing with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Quincy Jones, Benny Goodman, Rod Stewart, Chaka Khan, Count Basie, and Lou Rawls will enthrall devotees of both music history and pop culture. A treat for serious listeners, hardcore guitar aficionados, and casual music followers alike, George's long-awaited book allows readers to meet the man who is one of the most beloved, prolific, and bestselling musicians of his or any other era
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1943-
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Benson, George
Dewey number
  • 787.87/165092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1966-
  • 1937-
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  • Goldsher, Alan
  • Cosby, Bill
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  • Benson, George
  • Guitarists
  • Jazz musicians
Label
Benson : the autobiography, by George Benson with Alan Goldsher ; foreword by Bill Cosby
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
The steel city -- Little Georgie goes to New York -- Those doo-wop sounds -- Interlude #1. A quick tour of Pittsburgh -- Brother Jack -- Interlude #2. Catching the early Trane -- Discovered -- Playing with Verve ... and Miles ... and A&M -- Interlude #3. Miles ahead and Miles beyond -- The sound of the seventies -- Interlude #4. Chops vs. vibes -- From Breezin' to Broadway and beyond -- Final interlude -- I keep going
Control code
sky261397572
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 222 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306822292
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
Label
Benson : the autobiography, by George Benson with Alan Goldsher ; foreword by Bill Cosby
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
The steel city -- Little Georgie goes to New York -- Those doo-wop sounds -- Interlude #1. A quick tour of Pittsburgh -- Brother Jack -- Interlude #2. Catching the early Trane -- Discovered -- Playing with Verve ... and Miles ... and A&M -- Interlude #3. Miles ahead and Miles beyond -- The sound of the seventies -- Interlude #4. Chops vs. vibes -- From Breezin' to Broadway and beyond -- Final interlude -- I keep going
Control code
sky261397572
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 222 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306822292
Other physical details
black and white illustrations

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