gbweekend#6 – George Benson – “On Broadway” – (1978)

“On Broadway” is a soul classic, originally recorded by The Drifters in 1963. But in 1977, George Benson recorded a live album in L.A. And recorded an awesome jazzy, R&B version of the song. Sure, Weekend in L.A. was released in 1978, but the recording was in ’77, thus it’s  inclusion here (yeah, right, as if I didn’t goof my years when I made my list). The original version really isn’t comparable to this – the arrangements are completely different. And this one is amazing.