Give me the Night – George Benson (1980)
This American musician was a child prodigy before starting his professional career in the early 60’s. Benson hit his stride in the 70’s when he began winning Grammys (ten to-date) and topping charts. This single was his most popular hit, at least on the pop charts. His roots – and popularity – in jazz go much deeper, and in 2009, he was recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts as a Jazz Master. Benson continues to be a prolific performer and recording artist. His most recent studio album – his 35th – came out last year.