George Benson: Weekend In L.A. CD 1988 Live At The Roxy Club Los Angeles, CA


Groovin' live from The Roxy with the debut of On Broadway !

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Recording live at Los Angeles' Roxy club -- then a showcase for many of the hottest acts in pop -- was just the tonic that George Benson and his Breezin' band needed on this often jumping album. With unusually lively crowds (for a record-industry watering hole) shouting encouragement, the band gets deep into the four-on-the-floor funk and Benson digs in hard, his rhythmic instincts on guitar sharp as ever.

Track Listing

  Track # Title
1 Weekend in L.a.
2 On Broadway
3 Down Here on the Ground
4 California P.M.
5 The Greatest Love of All
6 It's All in the Game
7 Windsong
8 Ode to a Kudu
9 Lady Blue
10 We All Remember Wes
11 We as Love


The balance between vocals and instrumentals is about even -- George's voice sounds more throaty and soul-oriented than before -- and amid the new material, there is a revisit to a favored CTI-era instrumental, the lovely "Ode to a Kudu." This album also introduced "On Broadway," an extended stomping version of the Drifters' hit that would become Benson's climactic showstopper for years. The only superfluous element is the after-the-fact addition of Nick DeCaro's string synthesizer backdrop; the real Claus Ogerman-arranged thing would have been preferable if strings are a must. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi


George Benson
Weekend in L.a.
10 May 1988
~ Discs:1 ~ Country:USA
Wea/Warner Bros. ( WAR )
Compact Disc


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