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Give Me the Night (album)

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Released  August 9, 1980
Length  42:21
Release date  9 August 1980
Label  Warner Bros. Records
Recorded  1980
Artist  George Benson
Producer  Quincy Jones
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Give Me the Night (1980)  The George Benson Collection (1981)
Genres  Jazz, Soul music, Funk, Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Disco
Similar  George Benson albums, Jazz albums

Give Me The Night is a 1980 album recorded and released by American jazz guitarist and singer George Benson.

Contents

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Reception

Released in the summer of 1980, Give Me The Night was produced by Quincy Jones and released on Jones's start-up label Qwest Records, in conjunction with Warner Bros. Records. It charted at number one on both the Top Soul Albums and Jazz Albums Chart as well as number three on the Billboard Pop Albums charts.

The album's success was due mainly to its lead single, also titled "Give Me the Night," which rose all the way to the number one single on the Soul Singles chart. Another selection on the album, "Moody┬┤s Mood," was recorded with R&B singer Patti Austin. Certified Platinum by the RIAA, Give Me The Night was the only album Quincy Jones ever produced for Benson.

This album won Benson three Grammy Awards in 1981; Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, while "Moody's Mood" received Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male and "Off Broadway" received Best R&B Instrumental Performance.
Quincy Jones and Jerry Hey also won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement for the song "Dinorah, Dinorah."

Track listing

All selections on the album were written and composed by Rod Temperton, keyboardist for Heatwave, except where indicated.

  1. "Love X Love" 4:45
  2. "Off Broadway" 5:23
  3. "Moody's Mood" featuring Patti Austin (Eddie Jefferson, James Moody) 3:24
  4. "Give Me the Night" 5:01
  5. "What's On Your Mind" (Glen Ballard, Kerry Chater) 4:02
  6. "Dinorah, Dinorah" (Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) 3:39
  7. "Love Dance" (Ivan Lins, Gilson Peranzzetta, Paul Williams) 3:18
  8. "Star of a Story (X)" 4:42
  9. "Midnight Love Affair" (David "Hawk" Wolinski) 3:31
  10. "Turn Out the Lamplight" 4:43

Personnel

  • George Benson - guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Herbie Hancock, Richard Tee - electric piano, synthesizer
  • Clare Fischer - synthesizer, acoustic piano, electric piano
  • Michael Boddicker - synthesizer
  • Lee Ritenour - guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes, George Duke - keyboards, synthesizer
  • Louis Johnson, Abe Laboriel - bass guitar
  • Carlos Vega, John Robinson - drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa - percussion
  • Jerry Hey - trumpet
  • Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams - saxophone, flute
  • Patti Austin - lead and backing vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap, Diva Gray, Jocelyn Allen - backing vocals
  • Patrice Rushen - backing vocals
  • Bruce Swedien - recording engineer
  • Songs

    1Love X Love4:46
    2Off Broadway
    3Moody's Mood3:28

    References

    Give Me the Night (album) Wikipedia


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