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Andy_B
(Living just off the "World's Most Famous Beach," Daytona Beach, Florida)
Posted: Oct 01, 2017 6:53
 

 Proclivities wrote:

Likely 1968 or '69, since "Rosemary's Baby" is showing at that theater.  It's odd that Castro Convertibles - a family-owned company - had that prime spot for their billboard for many years.

 
Castro Convertibles were big back in that era.  I knew Bernie Castro and his sister Bernadette back in the late 50s when they lived in Daytona Beach.  Bernie was with my best buddie Jim when Jim wrecked his mother's 57' Buick.  Bernadette later became the spokesperson for Castro Convertibles after they moved back to south Florida and I lost touch with them.
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Aug 31, 2017 17:18
 

 kingart wrote:
Opening track to the superfine theater/film Bob Fosse semi-autobio All That Jazz. Great editing, too. Can't listen to this track too often, but when it's paired with that movie I could watch and listen in a big sustained loop. 
 

 
What he said.
A superb use of music in a movie. 
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jul 01, 2017 7:53
 

Benson's an amazing artist!  

(cool photo melzabutch is that Julie Andrews with the star over her eye?  : )
jim1964
(no longer residing in Bklyn)
Posted: Mar 31, 2017 19:52
 

Proclivities wrote:

Likely 1968 or '69, since "Rosemary's Baby" is showing at that theater.  It's odd that Castro Convertibles - a family-owned company - had that prime spot for their billboard for many years.

 
you'd never recognize it now, gone from sleazy and a little bit dangerous to family friendly.
 
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Mar 01, 2017 4:40
 

 melzabutch wrote:
TIMES SQUARE  BROADWAY 1960's

 Image result for TIMES SQUARE 1960'S

 
Likely 1968 or '69, since "Rosemary's Baby" is showing at that theater.  It's odd that Castro Convertibles - a family-owned company - had that prime spot for their billboard for many years.
melzabutch
(From the Central Coast of Oz to the Eastern Shore MD)
Posted: Dec 29, 2016 14:58
 

TIMES SQUARE  BROADWAY 1960's

 Image result for TIMES SQUARE 1960'S
sunflowerbee
(Hillsboro - somewhere in southern Ohio)
Posted: Dec 29, 2016 14:56
 

{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}   {#Dancingbanana_2}   {#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}
Aud
(lost in lakecity)
Posted: Apr 21, 2016 23:59
 

I would play this when I was a dance club dj.

People would look at me like "huh?"

Then they would get into it.


LaurieinTucson
(Tucson,AZ)
Posted: Feb 18, 2016 11:32
 

One of my favorite movies, All That Jazz
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Feb 18, 2016 11:30
 

Opening track to the superfine theater/film Bob Fosse semi-autobio All That Jazz. Great editing, too. Can't listen to this track too often, but when it's paired with that movie I could watch and listen in a big sustained loop. 
 
phlattop
(in the woods of Easton, CT)
Posted: Dec 17, 2015 13:21
 

 dpvest wrote:
a lot of people don't realize it but George Benson has some serious chops.  that fact gets a bit lost in the pop music he made...but you can tell in some of them there riffs that he can play this here guitar...

 
IIRC, he wasn't making enough money as a jazz guitarist, live or from recordings. The decision to go pop in 74 or 75 was a calculated one designed to make enough money. According to his allmusic page, he got away from the pop stuff in the 80s and back into jazz.
kcar
Posted: Jun 14, 2013 9:16
 

 h8rhater wrote:

This would have pre-dated leg warmers as a fashion concept.  That is the 80s.  This is the 60s (even if the recording is late 70's here).  This would even have pre-dated bell bottoms.   Think tight black slacks.

 
No, this is definitely late 70s music. The original was from the 60s, but this was a big hit even on teen-oriented FM stations when it came out. And yes, the guy can really play. 

Wikipedia, the source of all my wisdom, has this factoid: "George Benson also performed "On Broadway" with Clifford and The Rhythm Rats for the 1994 Muppet album Kermit Unpigged." Definitely a version to put into rotation, Bill. 
 
wrangler
(swamps of jersey)
Posted: Jun 14, 2013 9:11
 

a drum solo?  seriously?  please no.
philipr
(France)
Posted: Jun 14, 2013 9:10
 

 window wrote:
Benson totally owns this song. That's him playing guitar perfectly over top of his very complex scat singing, in case you didn't know. He sure can "play this here guitar"!
 
Totaly with you Window  ......   even I prefer Mac (;-)
dpvest
(northern cali)
Posted: Jun 14, 2013 9:10
 

a lot of people don't realize it but George Benson has some serious chops.  that fact gets a bit lost in the pop music he made...but you can tell in some of them there riffs that he can play this here guitar...
philipr
(France)
Posted: Jun 14, 2013 9:05
 

Please RP, more Benson ! doooooo doo doo doo doo doooo{#Bananajam}
shellbella
(so california)
Posted: Jun 14, 2013 9:03
 

{#Clap}
clwguy
Posted: May 13, 2013 13:02
 

lol. funny but true. 

tony620d wrote:
Holy crap this one is never ending... I've heard it all in the first minute. Wrap it up Benson band - the crowd is sleeping!
 


BobLoblaw
(Bytown)
Posted: May 13, 2013 13:01
 

 window wrote:
Benson totally owns this song. That's him playing guitar perfectly over top of his very complex scat singing, in case you didn't know. He sure can "play this here guitar"!
 
Just because he has talent doesn't make this song any better.
Anax
(Seattle, WA)
Posted: May 13, 2013 13:00
 

Okay, you can stop now.