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By Alan Goldsher, George Benson

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ISBN: 0306822296
EAN: 9780306822292
ASIN: 0306822296
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: 2014-08-26
Number of Pages: 256
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

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Over the span of his illustrious five-decade occupation, George Benson has offered thousands of documents, played for thousands of thousands of lovers, and minimize the most liked jazz and soul tunes in tune heritage. however the guitarist/vocalist is far greater than "This Masquerade," "On Broadway," "Turn Your Love Around," and "Give Me the Night." Benson is a flat-out notion, a multitalented artist who survived an impoverished formative years and molded himself into the 1st true-and actually successful-jazz/soul crossover artist. And now, at the heels of receiving the distinguished NEW Jazz Masters award, George has eventually made up our minds to inform his tale. And what a narrative it is.

Benson: The Autobiography follows George's outstanding upward push from the ghettos of Pittsburgh to the phases of South Africa, and all over in among. George Benson is an unprecedented storyteller, and his stories of scuffling at the Chitlin Circuit with jazz legend Brother Jack McDuff, navigating his approach throughout the recording studio with Miles Davis, and appearing with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Stevie ask yourself, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Quincy Jones, Benny Goodman, Rod Stewart, Chaka Khan, count number Basie, and Lou Rawls will enthrall devotees of either track heritage and pa culture.

A deal with for severe listeners, hardcore guitar aficionados, and informal track fans alike, George's long-awaited booklet permits readers to satisfy the guy who's essentially the most cherished, prolific, and bestselling musicians of his or the other era.

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Paramount Pictures’ acquisition by Gulf & Western Industries in 1966, for example, integrated the studio with Famous Music Corporation, Simon and Schuster Publishing House, a sports arena, and Famous Players Limited (the second largest theater chain in Canada). Under the auspices of creating more jobs for laborers amidst scaleddown production schedules, Governor Reagan offered these multinational companies the tax breaks provided to other manufacturing industries, enabling parent companies to offset the growing financial risk involved in making movies in a time of rising costs and uncertain audience tastes.

The federal government’s implementation of the Code of Fair Practice for the Motion Picture Industry as part of the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) tightened the major studios’ status as a collusive cartel by condoning the vertical integration of the major studios, allowing blockbooking and blind-bidding, and confirming the practice of run-zoneclearance exhibition. The onset of World War II enabled Hollywood to further establish distribution offices abroad. The war curtailed production in the single biggest film producing country—France—and enabled American exporters to fill the gaps in supplies to former French client countries.

While drive-ins provided an opportunity to target young crowds, “four walling” enabled distributors to target indoor working-class and family audiences as well. Four walling is a practice whereby the distributor rents the theater outright. Although four walling placed greater onus on the distributor because the exhibitor received the theater rental up front, it also enabled the former to retain the majority of the box-office revenue generated by a hit film. Four-wall exhibition was vastly different from more traditional methods of film scheduling because it limited movies to one- or two-week runs and required immediate audience awareness and interest.

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