This first part focuses on Benson's childhood and his discovery of jazz music.
Guy Barker continues the six-part series exploring the colourful life of George Benson, including candid contributions from some of the biggest jazz stars and producers in the world.
Today we hear how the jazzman recruited his quartet and signed his first major record deal.
Today we hear how he got out of his contract with Columbia.
In part five we hear how he develops his style and gets his first taste of mainstream success.
Part six looks at his partnership with producer Arif Mardin and why he became such a legend.