George Benson was born in Pittsburgh in 1943, and is an accomplished guitarist and singer whose jazz, disco, and R&B recordings have received much critical acclaim. His first recorded single was It Should Have Been Me (Ray Charles) in 1954. Benson released the song Supership in 1975, and it was popular overseas because of the danceable beats with stunning vocals and brass. Benson’s foray into disco was fresh and clean. His album Give Me the Night sold over a million copies. His instrumentals Nassau Day, Before You Go, and Soulful Strut showed how jazz could blend with a disco beat. Benson’s final disco tune was 1981’s Never Give Up on a Good Thing which appeared on the compilation The George Benson Collection. Quincy Jones persuaded Benson to search his ancestry for vocal inspiration, and he rekindled his fondness for Nat Cole, Ray Charles and Donny Hathaway, influencing a string of new vocal albums into the 1990s. We recommend starting your George Benson vinyl collection with the essential Give Me the Night and Livin’ Inside Your Love. Our LP inventory is constantly changing, so check back often, or browse our list of vinyl from disco musicians.