George Benson: I Got A Woman And Some Blues
But this listener favors the funk: his groovilicious take on Ray Charles' "I Got A Woman" (Benson scats and mumbles throughout this one) and the surprisingly Blue Note grooves of Benson's two originals, "Bluesadelic" and "Durham's Turn." The remainder of the material finds Benson fairly successfully aiming for the Jackie Wilson / Sam Cooke audience, with little, if anything, to offer jazz listeners. Some of the music is surely worth hearing. But with a running time of just under a half hour, it's hardly worth the twelve bucks you'll have to pay.
Tracks:I Got A Woman; Out of the Blue; Bluesadelic; Durham's Turn; Good Morning, Blues; I Worry 'Bout You; Without Her; She Went A Little Bit Farther; Goodbye, Columbus.
Record Label: A&M Records