Walking To New Orleans

George Benson

SKU: 0819873018643

Barcode: 0819873018643

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  • Genre: Blues
  • Label: Provogue
  • Released Date: 26th April 2019
  • Buying Format:
    180g 1LP Includes Download Code

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George Benson gets back to Americana basics on Walking to New Orleans, the jazz guitar legend’s double-barreled tribute to both piano-pounding hit machine Fats Domino and the original rock guitar hero and poet, Chuck Berry. Walking To New Orleans is out on April 26, 2019 on Mascot Label Group/Provogue Records. The album toggles between tracks written and/or recorded by Berry and Domino as though Benson were moderating a musical conversation between Missouri and Louisiana. It kicks off with a rock-solid rendition of Berry’s 1964 post-incarceration story song “Nadine (Is It You?),” which Benson makes his own by scatting in unison with his guitar solo. Then a horn section pumps up Fats’s 1951 R&B hit “Rockin’ Chair” and his first R&B-pop crossover smash, “Ain’t That a Shame,” from 1955, with Benson’s guitar standing in swingingly for the originals’ sax solos. The Chuck Berry songbook is also represented on Walking to New Orleans by the good-timey “You Can’t Catch Me,” the sinuous “Havana Moon,” the rollicking “Memphis, Tennessee,” and the bluesy “How You’ve Changed.” Fats Domino weighs in with the rollicking “I Hear You Knocking,” “Blue Monday,” and the album’s iconic title track.

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Track Listings

Side A
1. Nadine (Is It You)
2. Ain't That A Shame
3. Rockin' Chair
4. You Can't Catch Me
5. Havana Moon

Side B
1. I Hear You Knocking
2. Memphis, Tennessee
3. Walking To New Orleans
4. Blue Monday
5. How You've Changed

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