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Andy_B
(Living aboard, east coast Fla.)
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
(1379 miles to Wall Drug)
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.
scrubbrush
(All lost in the supermarket)
Posted: May 13, 2013 12:59
 

This one might be just a little dated...
ad4tise
(The Jewel of the Emerald Coast)
Posted: May 13, 2013 12:58
 

Such great memories!!!
DigitalJer
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
Posted: May 13, 2013 12:57
 

 window wrote:


Couldn't disagree more. This is one of the rare covers that bests the original. Don't dismiss it just because it has the trappings of late 70s funk pop.

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"!
 
Well said!!
merrickw
(New York)
Posted: May 13, 2013 12:56
 

 window wrote:


Couldn't disagree more. This is one of the rare covers that bests the original. Don't dismiss it just because it has the trappings of late 70s funk pop.

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"!
 
agreed.
h8rhater
Posted: May 13, 2013 12:55
 

 Jack_Jefferson wrote:
I have a hard time imagining anyone other than people in leg warmers dancing to this. This one just conjures up silly images like that in my head.

I'm sorry about that.

Jack
 
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.
Jack_Jefferson
(Columbus, OH)
Posted: Nov 10, 2006 12:22
 

I have a hard time imagining anyone other than people in leg warmers dancing to this. This one just conjures up silly images like that in my head. I'm sorry about that. Jack
nshifley
Posted: Oct 26, 2006 18:34
 

Any time I ride in my uncle's truck, we always have to listen to smooth jazz radio. It never fails to make me want to break something. I'm feeling a little of that here, which wouldn't be so bad if this was shorter. And Ronald McDonald?
algrif
(Slightly west of Zero)
Posted: Oct 12, 2006 3:19
 

hcaudill wrote:
Very cool, but why is this the only George Benson on this station?
Good question......Needs either a good answer or some more uploads.
cptbuz
(El Dorado Hills, CA)
Posted: Sep 28, 2006 9:48
 

Mugro wrote:
My brother had this album. We all made fun of him about it for the past 30 years....
:lol: love this song, or hate it I don't care, but this comment was priceless!
tony620d
(jamba juice)
Posted: Sep 27, 2006 11:37
 

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!
Zweiblumen
(Boston, MA [2,606 miles ENE of Paradise, CA])
Posted: Sep 27, 2006 11:24
 

This is way too long. And boring.
ploafmaster
(Richmond, VA)
Posted: Sep 27, 2006 11:21
 

Now if only we could hear "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway," by Genesis, next :-)
rah
Posted: Sep 27, 2006 11:20
 

JAZZ HANDS!
Mugro
(Lane Village, Red Sox Nation)
Posted: Sep 27, 2006 11:19
 

My brother had this album. We all made fun of him about it for the past 30 years....
K-BILLY
(Rockin' in a Cube)
Posted: Sep 27, 2006 11:18
 

A GREAT Jazz tune from way back -- Sounds as good as the original studio version IMHO :bananajam:
hippiechick
Posted: Sep 27, 2006 11:18
 

Uh oh! It's the soft jazz station! :shhh:
junebaby65
(Cleveland, OH)
Posted: Sep 27, 2006 11:17
 

Great guitarist, cool song, although I always seem to hear this song on those sappy, lame Soft AC stations, usually while in the dentist chair, playing it in a feeble attempt at trying to seem hip, funky and cool. I hope RP does not follow suit.
window
(Richmond, VA)
Posted: Sep 27, 2006 11:17
 

Jack_Jefferson wrote:
Campy showbiz tune.
Couldn't disagree more. This is one of the rare covers that bests the original. Don't dismiss it just because it has the trappings of late 70s funk pop. 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"!
hcaudill
(Washington, DC)
Posted: Sep 27, 2006 11:16
 

Very cool, but why is this the only George Benson on this station? He is a totally underrated artist, and he'd be better represented by a studio recording than this overwrought live version.
canadianbug
(nation's capital)
Posted: Sep 27, 2006 11:15
 

BARF! get this off of here!
Jack_Jefferson
(Columbus, OH)
Posted: Sep 27, 2006 11:15
 

Campy showbiz tune.