Who Sang Tell It Like It Is? George Benson

George Benson Tell It Like It Is cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1969
Genre: Jazz Funk / Soul
Style: Jazz-Funk/Latin Jazz
length: 2:54
arranger: Marty Sheller
piano: Richard Tee
trumpet: Lew Soloff
drums (drum set): Idris Muhammad
bass guitar: Bob Bushnell and Jerry Jemmott
conductor: Marty Sheller
guitar: George Benson
percussion: Johnny Pacheco, Angel Allende and Paul Alicea
saxophone: Jerome Richardson, Sonny Fortune and Arthur Clarke
recording engineer: Rudy van Gelder
writer: George Davis, Lee Diamond
If you want something to play with,
Go and find yourself a toy.
Baby, my time is too expensive,
And I'm not a little boy.

If you are serious,
Don't play with my heart.
It makes me furious,
But if want me to love you,
Then, a-baby, I will,
Girl, you know I will.

Tell it like it is.
Don't be ashamed to let your
Conscience be your guide.
But, I-I-I-I know deep down inside of me,
I believe you love me.
Forget your foolish pride.

Life is too short to have sorrow.
You may be here today and gone tomorrow.
You might as well get what you want.
So, go on and live, baby, go on and live.

Tell it like it is.
I'm nothin' to play with,
Go and find yourself a toy.
But, I-I-I tell it like it is.
My time is too expensive.
And I'm not your little boy.

Mm mm, tell it like it is...

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Soul Limbo
  • 2 Are You Happy?
  • 3 Tell It Like It Is
  • 4 Land of 1000 Dances
  • 5 Jackie, All
  • 6 Dontcha Hear Me Callin' to Ya
  • 7 Water Brother
  • 8 My Woman's Good to Me
  • 9 Jama Joe
  • 10 My Cherie Amour
  • 11 Out in the Cold Again