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George Benson and Al Jarreau

Interview: George Benson and Al Jarreau

In Memoriam: a look back our 2006 interview with the late Al Jarreau and George Benson, who, at that time, were making a CD together called “Givin’ It Up.”

Video Content: George Benson and Al Jarreau (2006)
Grammy-award® winning singing legends Al Jarreau and George Benson have united for their first-ever album together, “Givin’ It Up.” In this 2006 interview to promote the album, the internationally-famous pop, jazz, and R&B musicians talked to SIDEWALKS host Cindy Rhodes about the CD that features new arrangement of one of the other’s biggest hits and also included cover tunes of “Summer Breeze,” “Bring it on Home to Me,” and “Every Time You Go Away,” as well as a new jazz vocal versions of the Miles Davis classics “Four” and “‘Long Come Tutu.” Additionally, the duo tells us a funny story on how Paul McCartney made an unexpected appearance during the recording of the CD.

Al Jarreau passed away on February 12, 2017.

Interview Credits:
Recorded: October 23, 2006
Host / Segment Producer: Cindy Rhodes
Videographer (for Cindy Rhodes): Ray Alvarado
Editor: Richard R. Lee
Special Thanks To: Concord Music Group and Shana Davick and Liv Davick, a Publicity and Production Boutique, Inc.

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