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February 14, 2007 George Benson's spry It's Uptown is more adventurous than the smooth jazz he'd make later.

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Guitar Man

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  • Album: Guitar Man
  • Artist: George Benson
  • Label: Concord
  • Released: 2011
 

Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole

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  • Album: Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole
  • Artist: George Benson
  • Label: Concord Jazz
  • Released: 2013
 

Irreplaceable

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  • Album: Irreplaceable
  • Artist: George Benson
  • Label: GRP
  • Released: 2004
 

It's Uptown

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It's Uptown

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  • Album: It's Uptown
  • Artist: George Benson
  • Label: Columbia
  • Released: 1965