Who Sang Without a Song? George Benson feat. The Count Basie Orchestra

The Count Basie Orchestra Big Boss Band cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1990-9-11
length: 4:12
producer: George Benson
membranophone: Duffy Jackson
piano: Carl "Ace" Carter
vocal: George Benson
trumpet: Byron Stripling, Mike Williams, George Cohn and Bob Ojeda
orchestra: The Count Basie Orchestra
mixer: Ed Rak and Al Schmitt
recording engineer: Al Schmitt, Peter Darmi and Elliot Scheiner
arranger: Frank Foster
bass: Cleveland Eaton
alto saxophone: Dave Glasser and Danny Turner
guitar: George Benson and Charlton Johnson
tenor saxophone: Kenny Hing and Doug Miller
trombone: Clarence Banks, Mel Wanzo and Tim Williams
additional recording engineer: Dave Russell and Jeff Toone
bass trombone: Bill Hughes
baritone saxophone: John Williams
Without a song the day would never end
Without a song the road would never bend
When things go wrong, a man ain't got a friend
Without a song

That field of corn would never see a plow
That field of corn would be deserted now
A man is born but he's no good no-how
Without a song

I got my troubles and woe but sure as I know that Jordan will roll
I'll get along as long as a song is strong in my soul
I'll never know what makes the rain to fall
I'll never know what makes the grass so tall
I only know there ain't no love at all
Without a song!!

CD 1
  • 1 Without a Song
  • 2 Ready Now That You Are
  • 3 How Do You Keep the Music Playing
  • 4 On Green Dolphin Street
  • 5 Baby Workout
  • 6 I Only Have Eyes for You
  • 7 Portrait of Jennie
  • 8 Walkin' My Baby Back Home
  • 9 Skylark
  • 10 Basie's Bag