George Benson is releasing a Chuck Berry and Fats Domino tribute album

25 April 2019, 15:56

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Legendary jazz guitarist George Benson is paying tribute to the late Chuck Berry and Fats Domino on his new album ‘Walking to New Orleans’.

Released on Friday (April 26), the album will be followed by a couple of UK live shows in July.

Walking to New Orleans, sees George Benson honour both rock and roll icons Fats Domino and Chuck Berry. He said: "I'm a great appreciator of the music made by both of those guys.

"Chuck Berry was a great showman and a great musician, and Fats Domino cut nothing but hit after hit after hit."

Berry is represented on the songs 'Nadine (Is It You?)', 'You Can't Catch Me', 'Havana Moon', 'Memphis, Tennessee' and 'How You've Changed'.

Fats Domino covers include 'Rockin' Chair' 'Ain't That a Shame', 'I Hear You Knocking', 'Blue Monday', and the album's title track.

The album is Benson's first since 2013’s Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole.

He will perform at the Apollo Nights Summer Series on July 18 and 19 at London’s Eventim Apollo.

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