| August 9, 1980|
9 August 1980
Warner Bros. Records
| The George Benson Collection
Jazz, Soul music, Funk, Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Disco
George Benson albums, Jazz albums
Give Me The Night is a 1980 album recorded and released by American jazz guitarist and singer George Benson.
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."
All selections on the album were written and composed by Rod Temperton, keyboardist for Heatwave, except where indicated.
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
- "Love X Love" 4:45
- "Off Broadway" 5:23
- "Moody's Mood" featuring Patti Austin (Eddie Jefferson, James Moody) 3:24
- "Give Me the Night" 5:01
- "What's On Your Mind" (Glen Ballard, Kerry Chater) 4:02
- "Dinorah, Dinorah" (Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) 3:39
- "Love Dance" (Ivan Lins, Gilson Peranzzetta, Paul Williams) 3:18
- "Star of a Story (X)" 4:42
- "Midnight Love Affair" (David "Hawk" Wolinski) 3:31
- "Turn Out the Lamplight" 4:43
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