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Brook Benton The Singles Collection 1955-62 (2CD)

Brook Benton The Singles Collection 1955-62 (2CD)

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Brook Benton was one of the most successful of the R&B artists whose talent and versatility enabled them to transcend the genres and enjoy success, and retain their credibility, in the R&B, pop and adult contemporary markets, his smooth, classy vocal style characterising the fifty and more hits during his 20 years as a chart performer, with successes on both sides of the Atlantic. He was also a highly successful songwriter and producer, working with noted writer Clyde Otis and providing hits for the likes of Nat King Cole.

This great-value 57-track 2-CD set comprises almost all the A and B sides of his 32 releases during the first eight years of his recording career, from his debut with The Sandmen on the Okeh label in 1955, and encompassing his singles for the Epic, Vik, RCA and Mercury labels through to 1962. It features no less than thirty pop and R&B chart entries, including the R&B No. 1s Its Just A Matter of Time, Thank You Pretty Baby, So Many Ways and Kiddio, plus other classic Top 10 hits like Endlessly, Think Twice, The Boll Weevil Song and Hotel Happiness. Its a comprehensive overview of the first years of his distinguished career which provides an entertaining showcase for the talent of a highly distinctive vocal stylist who transcended the genres with such natural ease.


"Nothing written in this review will demonstrate how great his voice and delivery are… The accompanying booklet is a classy 19-page write up by Paul Watts and is a fine read giving is all we need to know about the man and the recordings." Keith Scoffham (Blues & Rhythm Issue 336)

“This collection does an excellent job of rounding up most of his singles from the glory days… His early Mercury albums show what a fine singer he was given good quality songs but this collection of his singles is a welcome retrospective, with the usual high quality Acrobat production values evident in the thorough liner notes, discography and excellent sound.” - Gerry Stonestreet (In Tune)

“The velvety smooth voice of Brook Benton transcends the material that came his way during a 20-year chart career evidenced by this great value 57-track double CD.” **** - John Howard (Vintage Rock Issue 40)

Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 When I Grow Too Old To Dream The Sandmen
2 Somebody To Love The Sandmen
3 The Kentuckian Song Brook Benton
4 Ooh Brook Benton & The Sandmen
5 Some Of My Best Friends Brook Benton
6 Bring Me Love Brook Benton
7 Love Made Me Your Fool Brook Benton
8 Give Me A Sign Brook Benton
9 The Wall Brook Benton
10 All My Love Belongs To You Brook Benton
11 Come On Be Nice Brook Benton
12 I Wanna Do Everything For You Brook Benton
13 A Million Miles From Nowhere Brook Benton
14 Devoted Brook Benton
15 Crinoline Skirt Brook Benton
16 Because You Love Me Brook Benton
17 Crazy In Love With You Brook Benton
18 I'm Coming Back To You Brook Benton
19 Only Your Love Brook Benton
20 If Only I Had Known Brook Benton
21 It's Just A Matter Of Time Brook Benton
22 Hurtin' Inside Brook Benton
23 Endlessly Brook Benton
24 So Close Brook Benton
25 Thank You Pretty Baby Brook Benton
26 With All Of My Heart Brook Benton
27 So Many Ways Brook Benton
28 I Want You Forever Brook Benton
29 This Time Of Year Brook Benton
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Nothing In The World (Could Make Me Love You More Than I Do) Brook Benton
2 How Many Times Brook Benton
3 Baby (You've Got What It Takes) Dinah Washington and Brook Benton
4 I Do Dinah Washington and Brook Benton
5 The Ties That Bind Brook Benton
6 Hither And Thither And Yon Brook Benton
7 A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around And Fall In Love) Dinah Washington and Brook Benton
8 I Believe Dinah Washington and Brook Benton
9 Kiddio Brook Benton
10 The Same One Brook Benton
11 Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) Brook Benton
12 Someday You'll Want Me To Want You Brook Benton
13 Think Twice Brook Benton
14 For My Baby Brook Benton
15 The Boll Weevil Song Brook Benton
16 Your Eyes Brook Benton
17 Frankie And Johnny Brook Benton
18 It's Just A House Without You Brook Benton
19 Revenge Brook Benton
20 Really, Really Brook Benton
21 Shadrack Brook Benton
22 The Lost Penny Brook Benton
23 Walk On The Wild Side Brook Benton
24 Somewhere In The Used To Be Brook Benton
25 Hit Record Brook Benton
26 Lie To Me Brook Benton
27 Hotel Happiness Brook Benton
28 Still Waters Run Deep Brook Benton
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    September 2018
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