When Benson included a vocal version of Leon Russell's "This Masquerade" on an instrumental album (Breezin') in 1976, he suddenly launched on a new career. With a great tenor voice and a distinctive way of combining wordless vocals in unison with his bright guitar sound, he soon became one of the most successful R&B/pop singers of the era. The emphasis in this collection is on Benson the singer rather than the jazz guitarist, and it includes the biggest hits of his career, like Lieber and Stoller's "On Broadway," "Give Me the Night," and his duet with Aretha Franklin, "Love All the Hurt Away." The result is superior pop-soul with Benson's fine guitar work often percolating in the background, only occasionally breaking through to take center stage, with solos often fading out on the singles versions included here. Listeners seeking a collection that balances Benson's vocal hits with some of his instrumentals should turn to The George Benson Collection or Breezin', which remains a classic of mostly guitar instrumentals.