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George Benson - Good King Bad Album

George Benson - Good King Bad Album

  • Performer: George Benson
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Title: Good King Bad
  • Released: 1976
  • Style: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Contemporary Jazz
  • Label: CTI Records
  • Catalog: CTI 6062
  • Country: US
  • MP3 version size: 1433 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1529 mb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 900


1One Rock Don't Make No Boulder
Written-By – David Matthews
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangements] – Gary KingWritten-By – Philip Namanworth
3Theme From Good King Bad
Written-By – David Matthews
4Siberian Workout
Written-By – David Matthews
5Shell Of A Man
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangements] – Gary KingWritten-By – Eugene McDaniels
6Cast Your Fate To The Wind
Written-By – Vince Guaraldi


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
CTI6062George Benson Good King Bad ‎(LP, Album)CTI RecordsCTI6062Israel1976
CTI 30001, CTI 6062George Benson Good King Bad ‎(LP, Album)CTI Records, CTI RecordsCTI 30001, CTI 6062Greece1976
CTI 6062George Benson Good King Bad ‎(LP, Album, Gat)CTI RecordsCTI 6062Jamaica1976
CTI 6062George Benson Good King Bad ‎(LP, Album, Club, Gat)CTI RecordsCTI 6062US1976
CTI 6062George Benson Good King Bad ‎(LP, Album)CTI RecordsCTI 6062Italy1976


  • Alto SaxophoneDavid Sanborn (tracks: A1)
  • Arranged ByDavid Matthews
  • Baritone SaxophoneRonnie Cuber (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2)
  • BassGary King
  • CelloAlan Shulman, Charles McCracken
  • ClavinetDon Grolnick (tracks: A1, A2)
  • Design [Album]Rene Schumacher
  • DrumsAndy Newmark (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2), Dennis Davis (tracks: B3), Steve Gadd (tracks: A3)
  • EngineerRudy Van Gelder
  • FluteDavid Tofani (tracks: A3, B3), Joe Farrell (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2), Romeo Penque (tracks: A3, B3)
  • GuitarEric Gale (tracks: A1 to B2), George Benson
  • KeyboardsBobby Lyle (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2), Roland Hanna (tracks: A3), Ronnie Foster (tracks: B3)
  • Liner NotesLeonard Feather
  • PercussionSue Evans
  • Photography By [Cover, Liner]Pete Turner
  • ProducerCreed Taylor
  • Tenor SaxophoneFrank Vicari (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2), Mike Brecker (tracks: A1)
  • TromboneFred Wesley
  • TrumpetRandy Brecker (tracks: A1)
  • VibraphoneDavid Friedman (tracks: A1, B1, B3)
  • ViolaHarold Coletta, Theodore Israel
  • ViolinDavid Nadien, Emanuel Green, Harold Kohon, Harry Glickman, John Pintavalle, Max Ellen, Max Pollikoff, Paul Gershman


Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, July and December, 1975.


  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etching): RVG87722A-12-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etching): RVG·87722·B-10 1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Mastering Stamp): Van Gelder


  • Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Creed Taylor, Inc.



Usishele Usishele
As much as I love george this album doesn't showcase his full potential. This album isn't terrible by any means just overly commercial and simple compared to his other CTI releases. Overall IMO a 3/5 release.
Amarin Amarin
Take Five / Good King Bad
Record Bazaar 2 RB 333 2-LP, Italy 1982
('Take Five' is 'Bad Benson')