Saturday, November 20, 2010

Saturday morning tunes: The "Breezin'" summit

George Benson's "Breezin'" was part of the soundtrack for the great summer I spent rooming with my pal Ben in his row house on Wareham Drive in the Mt. Adams area of Cincinnati.

Yes, England Dan and John Ford Coley in the park, late evenings at the Blind Lemon, waltzing in the art museum when the guards weren't looking -- those were all good too, of course. But the musical signature of that summer was Benson's "Breezin" (plus a double-live album with Doc and Merle Watson, the name of which I can't remember, and Leon Redbone's "On the Tracks").

Here's a great performance featuring Benson with -- and I did not see this one coming -- Carlos Santana.

The secret, I think, is the white suits.

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