Artist: GEORGE BENSON
Album: "Walking To New Orleans – Remembering Chuck Berry and Fats Domino YELLOW VINYL (LP)"
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– George Benson has won 10 grammy awards and sold over 100 million albums worldwide!
– LP + MP3 Limited edition – Version info: Limited LP on 180 grams yellow vinyl, incl. download card!
38.00 BGN (BGN)
Cat. No .: WIZ00023193
Label: Mascot Label Group
Genre: Southern Rock / Blues, Jazz Funk Fusion, Rock 'N' Roll / Evergreen / Country
Status: Available / In Stock
George Benson returns to Americana basics on 'Walking to New Orleans', the legendary jazz guitarist's double-barreled tribute to both the piano-pounding Crescent City hit machine Fats Domino and the original rock guitar hero and poet, Chuck Berry.
"I'm a great appreciator of the music made by both of these guys," says Benson, who reanimates their genius with his signature soulful vocals and buttery solos. "Chuck Berry was a great showman and a great musician, and Fats Domino cut nothing but hit after hit after hit."
The Chuck Berry songbook is represented on "Walking To New Orleans" by "Nadine (Is It You?)", "You Can not Catch Me," "Havana Moon," "Memphis, Tennessee," and " Changed. " Fats Domino weighs in with "Rockin 'Chair," "It's Not That Shame," "I Hear You Knocking," "Blue Monday," and the album's iconic title track.
'Walking to New Orleans' is Benson's first recording since 2013 'Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole.' But where Benson embellished Cole's cool tunes with lush orchestral arrangements, Walking found Benson hunkering down in Ocean Way Studios on Music Row with a quartet of first-call Nashville cats: drummer and music director Greg Morrow, guitarist Rob McNelley, pianist Kevin McKendree , and bassist Alison Prestwood. Producer Kevin "The Caveman" Shirley (Journey, John Hiatt, Iron Maiden) was at the controls.
'Walking to New Orleans' is George Benson's 45th album, and some sound pretty loose-lipped and flat-out fun as this one. "We did have a ball making this record," he admits.
TRACKLIST CD / LP:
1 Nadine (Is It You)
2 Is not That A Shame
3 Rockin 'Chair
You Can not Catch Me
5 Havana Moon
6 I Hear You Knocking
7 Memphis, Tennessee
8 Walking To New Orleans
9 Blue Monday
10 How You've Changed