George Benson is truly a legend; a guitarist of unparalleled chops and a vocalist with great emotional range and sophistication, and this 2009 release finds him at his very best! Songs and Stories is a collection of tunes penned by some of the most prolific and enduring songwriters of the last half-century. The combined talents of these writers and musicians make for a series of unforgettable tales, and Benson himself is the narrator who weaves it all together. Many of the songs were written specifically for this new recording, while others were hand-picked by Benson for their ability to convey simple but universal truths about the human experience. Features new material from songwriting legends Bill Withers, Lamont Dozier and Smokey Robinson and includes performances by special guests David Paich, Gerald Albright, Lalah Hathaway, Lee Ritenour, Norman Brown, Patti Austiin, Steve Lukather, Tom Scott and many others.