Guitar Man (George Benson album)

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Guitar Man
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 4, 2011
ProducerJohn Burk
George Benson chronology
Songs and Stories
Guitar Man
Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole
Singles from Guitar Man
  1. "The Lady in My Life"
    Released: September 26, 2011
  2. "Tequila"
    Released: 2012
  3. "Fingerlero"
    Released: 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Guitar Man is a studio album by George Benson. The album was released by Concord Jazz on October 4, 2011. Largely instrumental, it finds Benson revisiting his 1960s/early 1970s guitar playing roots with a twelve-song collection of covers of both jazz and pop standards overseen by producer John Burk.[2]

Track listing[edit]

1."Tenderly"Jack Lawrence, Walter Gross2:01
2."I Want to Hold Your Hand"John Lennon, Paul McCartney5:10
3."My Cherie Amour"Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder4:08
4."Naima"John Coltrane3:41
5."Tequila"Daniel Flores4:30
6."Don't Know Why"Jesse Harris2:45
7."The Lady in My Life"Rod Temperton4:30
8."My One and Only Love"Robert Mellin, Guy Wood3:24
9."Paper Moon"Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg, Billy Rose2:44
10."Danny Boy"Frederick Weatherly3:26
11."Since I Fell for You"Buddy Johnson2:58
12."Fingerlero"Ronnie Foster3:39
Best Buy bonus tracks
13."Sophisticated Lady"Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish1:36
14."Maria"Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim2:13
15."Send in the Clowns"Stephen Sondheim1:28
Official site purchase bonus tracks
13."Maria"Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim2:13
14."Somewhere"Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim1:54
Qobuz / iTunes bonus track
13."People"Bob Merrill, Jule Styne1:47
Japanese bonus track
13."Sophisticated Lady"Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish1:36



  • Producer – John Beck
  • Executive Producers – John Beck and Noel Lee
  • Recording Engineers – Mauricio Cajueiro, Geoff Gillette, Seth Presant, Al Schmitt and Yutaka Yokokura.
  • Additional Recording – Aran Lavi
  • Assistant Engineers – Aaron Mattes and Aaron Walk
  • Recorded at The Village Studios (Los Angeles, CA); Entourage Studios (North Hollywood, CA); Visual Rhythm Studios (Alhambra, CA); Porcupine Studios (London, UK); DB Studios (Tel Aviv, Israel).
  • Mixed by Seth Presant at The Village Studios (Los Angeles, California).
  • Mastered by Paul Blakemore at CMG Mastering (Cleveland, Ohio).
  • Art Direction – Larissa Collins
  • Design – Greg Allen
  • Photography – Marco Glaviano