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Paul Edis: "One of the regulars at The Gala today called me a 'turncoat' and another a 'deserter' - that's a very northern way of displaying affection in response to the news that I'm leaving the area. 'They're vicious down there mind you'. " - (Twitter January24, 2020)


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Friday, February 22, 2019

Benson hedges his bets and looks back at two blues/rock legends

Legendary Jazz Guitarist George Benson will be releasing his brand new album Walking To New Orleans on April 26th via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. The iconic musician pays tribute to Rock & Roll pioneers Fats Domino and Chuck Berry.

Speaking about the two artists, Benson explains "I'm a great appreciator of the music made by both of those 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 first track to be released from the album is the awesome version of Chuck Berry’s Nadine (Is It You?), which you can check out here.
So that's the good news. The bad news is that if you want to hear him live then you either head down south to Hammersmith Apollo on July 18/19, buy the album on April 26 or head over to Europe, if they are still speaking to us, and hear him in France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Spain.
Press release.


Liz said...

Nice pun, Benson & Hedges!

Steve T said...

Apparently his voice failed him on his last tour which would be something to shout about; Benson going back to jazz guitar.
Have you seen the clip of him and (current white blues/rock guitar hero) Joe Bonamassa (I believe at Edinburgh Jazz Festival) where Joe says 'Jazz, that's what the real musicians play.'