Brook Benton - Best of Brook Benton - 30 Original All-Time Classics
Cat. no: 806193
Release Date: 16th July 2021
6-panel digipak - inside booklet - vintage memorabilia and up-to-date liner notes
A consummate singer, Brook Benton was the early soul era’s smoothest crooner,combining his pop instincts with a storyteller’s knack. Beginning in the late ‘50s, he racked up an astounding string of hits on both pop and R&B charts and seemed to do so effortlessly.
This CD includes a selection of Benton’s most essential tracks from the peak of his career. This is a good starting point to explore Brook Benton’s legendary discography. A versatile and splendid vocalist, as well as a talented songwriter, here he proves that great singing is great singing, no matter what the genre.
BROOK BENTON, lead vocals, plus: Dinah Washington (vocal duets with Benton on tracks 10 & 30), King Curtis (saxophone on track 9), among others. Orchestras conducted and arranged by Belford Hendricks, Billy Mure, Stan Applebaum, and Ray Ellis. Recorded in New York City and Nashville, USA.
Tracks: You’re For Me / Only Your Love / A Million Miles From Nowhere / Devoted / Your Love Alone / Endlessly / Kiddio / Hotel Happiness / It’s Just A Matter Of Time / A Rockin’ Good Way (To Mess Around And Fall In Love) / Rainy Night In Georgia / Still Waters Run Deep / I Wanna Do Everything For You / Lie To Me / Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You / I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself / Touch ‘em With Love / If Only I Had Known / Mother Nature, Father Time / Thank You Pretty Baby / So Many Ways / Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) / Revenge / Honey Babe / Chains Of Love / Frankie And Johnny / The Same One / My True Confession / Walk On The Wild Side / Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)