Monday, January 19, 2009
Benson, 65, recalled his humble roots in Pittsburgh as he thanked his stepfather, who hand-made his first electric guitar when he was a teenager and introduced him to Benny Goodman’s recordings with, electric guitar pioneer, Charlie Christian.
Benson, whose singing on such crossover pop and R&B hits as “This Masquerade” later overshadowed his earlier work as a straight-ahead guitarist, then displayed some swinging jazz chops when he performed the ballad “Stella By Starlight” with the orchestra.
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