The Greatest Love Of All – George Benson (1977)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, The Greatest Love of All by George Benson. The record was released in 1977, on the Arista record label and has been reworked into a single boxing glove.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of George Benson, Muhammad Ali the boxer, Professional Boxing, Amateur Boxing or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a satin black box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: The Greatest Love Of All
Media Artist/s: George Benson
Record Label: Arista
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Funk / Soul

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Additional information about this, George Benson vinyl art.

George Benson – The Artist

George Washington Benson (born, 1943) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He began his professional career at the age of 21 as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt. A former child prodigy, Benson first came to prominence in the 1960s, playing soul jazz with Jack McDuff and others. He then launched a successful solo career, alternating between jazz, pop, R&B singing, and scat singing. He also recorded the original version of “The Greatest Love of All” for the 1977 Muhammad Ali bio-pic, The Greatest, which was later covered by Whitney Houston as “Greatest Love of All”.

The Greatest Love Of All – The Song

‘The Greatest Love Of All is a song written by Michael Masser, who composed the music, and Linda Creed, who wrote the lyrics. It was originally recorded in 1977 by George Benson, who made the song a substantial hit. The song was written and recorded to be the main theme of the 1977 film The Greatest, a biopic of the boxer Muhammad Ali, and is performed during the opening credits. Eight years after Benson’s original recording, the song became even more well known for a version by Whitney Houston, whose 1985 cover (with the slightly amended title “Greatest Love of All”).

The Boxing Glove – The Shape

This record has been modelled into the silhouette of  a boxing glove. Boxing gloves are cushioned gloves that fighters wear on their hands during boxing matches and practices. Unlike “fist-load weapons” (such as the ancient cestus) which were designed as a lethal weapon, modern boxing gloves are non-lethal, designed to protect both the opponent’s head and the fighter’s hand during a bout. Sparring and other forms of boxing training have their own specialised gloves.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm

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