Weekend Classics #2 – George Benson

Full Album – Breezin’

Benson was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he began to learn guitar. He bought his first ukelele when he was 8, and his first guitar at the age of 10. At the age of 21, George recorded his first album, The New Boss Guitar, and from here he never looked back.

In the 70s, George began recording with Warner Bros., and released the album Breezin’, which went triple-platinum. Over the last 30 years, Benson has won 10 Grammy’s, and to this day continues to record and release new music. George Benson, by many, has been a huge influence in the soul-jazz industry, as well as the entire music industry to say the least. Hopefully George keeps on pickin’ for generations to come.

 

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