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"Before Broadway: George Benson in the 1960s"

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This week's Night Lights takes a look at George Benson's straightahead jazz years, featuring the guitarist as a leader and as a sideman with Brother Jack McDuff and Jimmy Smith. It's archived for online listening:

 

Before Broadway: George Benson in the 1960s

 

...and you can also hear it over the airwaves:

 

Weekly broadcast times around the U.S.

 

Next week: "John Zorn: Hardboiled Bop."

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for George, will you talk about his time in the Navy band (he was an ensign)?

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Nice! Will be listening! :tup

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Looks like a great show.

I will hit the archives of that. Love early Benson.

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for George, will you talk about his time in the Navy band (he was an ensign)?

Allen, no, didn't turn that info up while I was preparing the show, though I would've been hard-pressed to get it into the program. I did mention his brief stint as a child singer with an RCA label.

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