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Brook Benton: Long Play Collection (3-CD)

(2012/Goldies) 106 tracks, Stereo Edition -

6 original LPs on CD:

  • It's Just A Matter Of Time
  • Endlessly
  • I Love You In So Many Ways
  • Songs I Love To Sing
  • The Boll Weevil Song And Eleven Other Great Hits
  • I You Believe

Article properties: Brook Benton: Long Play Collection (3-CD)

  • Interpret: Brook Benton

  • Album titlle: Long Play Collection (3-CD)

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 2012
  • Label GOLDIES

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 8712177059942

  • weight in Kg 0.28
Benton, Brook - Long Play Collection (3-CD) CD 1
01 The Nearness Of You
02 I Can't Begin To Tell You
03 Tell Me Your Dream
04 I'm In The Mood For Love
05 But Beautiful
06 When I Fall In Love
07 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
08 I'll String Along With You
09 The More I See You
10 Love Me Or Leave Me
11 I Could Have Told You
12 It's Just A Matter Of Time
13 People Will Say We're In Love
14 Because Of You
15 More Than You Know
16 Blue Skies
17 Time After Time
18 A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
19 Endlessly
20 The Things I Love
21 (It's No) Sin
22 Around The World
23 May I Never Love Again
24 You'll Never Know
Benton, Brook - Long Play Collection (3-CD) CD 2
01 Tell Me Now Or Never
02 Never Like This
03 Hold My Hand
04 May I
05 Never A Greater Need
06 So Many Ways
07 If You But Knew
08 One By One
09 Someone To Watch Over Me
10 Everything
11 So Close
12 In A Dream
13 Moonlight In Vermont
14 It's Been A Long, Long Time
15 Lover Come Back To Me
16 If You Are But A Dream
17 Why Try To Change Me Now
18 September Song
19 Oh! What It Seemed To Be
20 Baby Won't You Please Come Home
21 They Can't Take That Away From Me
22 I'll Be Around
23 I Don't Know Enough About You
24 Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)
Benton, Brook - Long Play Collection (3-CD) CD 3
01 The Boll Weevil Song
02 Honey Babe
03 A Worried Man
04 Careless Love
05 My Last Dollar
06 A Key To The Highway
07 Frankie And Johnny
08 The Intoxicated Rat
09 Johnny-O
10 It's My Lazy Day
11 Child Of The Engineer
12 Four Thousand Years Ago
13 Go Tell It On The Mountain
14 He'll Understand And Say Well Done
15 Just A Closer Walk With Thee
16 Only Believe
17 Remember Me
18 Going Home
19 Shadrack
20 Steal Away
21 The Lost Penny
22 Deep River
Brook Benton It's Just A Matter Of Time Brook Benton It's Just A Matter Of Time... more
"Brook Benton"

Brook Benton

It's Just A Matter Of Time

Brook Benton

It's Just A Matter Of Time

 

As Mercury Records’ new head of east coast A&R, Clyde Otis lost no time signing his demo singer and occasional co-writer, Brook Benton. During the first session Benton and Otis recorded a song they’d worked up, It's Just A Matter Of Time. They’d written the song for Nat ‘King’ Cole, but Otis explained to Cole that he’d just landed the Mercury gig, and really wanted the song for Benton. The lyrics reflected Benton's frustration at his inability to score a hit as a singer. When confronted with his co-writer's frustration Otis would say, "It's just a matter of time, Brook." Otis ensured that it would appeal to the broadest cross-section of the market by employing a full string section.

 

However, there was a political dimension to the strings that went beyond merely broadening the base of appeal. "Historically," asserted Otis, "black artists wanted to record with strings because it had been something that had been denied them. The strings symbolized legitimacy. There weren't even any black string players working in the studios. When we organized Brook's first date I asked my contractor if there were any black string players. He said, 'Yes. They're working in Broadway shows and other pick-up jobs.' I said, 'Why don't they play record dates?' He said, 'Nobody calls them.' I said, 'If they're good, I want to see them on my sessions.'" Benton's intimate and crisply miked vocals looked back toward the relaxed ballad style of Arthur Prysock and Billy Eckstine and forward to the passion of soul music.

One of the selling points was Benton’s low notes. He was singing deeper and with more feeling than on any of his previous recordings for other labels. The low notes were a legacy from an early R&B giant, Percy Mayfield. Benton had first used them on his demo of The Stroll. After his vocal arrangement had been successfully co-opted by the Diamonds, Benton resolved to use the low notes on his own recordings and perfected his technique. Otis also ensured that Brook rehearsed his vocal part for days before a session so that many of the nuances could be honed to perfection. “The people at Mercury said it was too quiet,” said Otis. “Said it didn’t rock and roll enough. So I took it to a dee-jay, Doctor Jive, asked him to play it. He called back and said the switchboard had lit up. The people at Mercury checked it out and found it was true.”  In January 1959, It's Just A Matter Of Time entered the charts, topping the R&B listings and peaking at #3 on the pop charts.

Both Benton and Otis had been vindicated in the strongest possible terms. 

Various - Blowing The Fuse 1959

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Tracklist
Benton, Brook - Long Play Collection (3-CD) CD 1
01 The Nearness Of You
02 I Can't Begin To Tell You
03 Tell Me Your Dream
04 I'm In The Mood For Love
05 But Beautiful
06 When I Fall In Love
07 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
08 I'll String Along With You
09 The More I See You
10 Love Me Or Leave Me
11 I Could Have Told You
12 It's Just A Matter Of Time
13 People Will Say We're In Love
14 Because Of You
15 More Than You Know
16 Blue Skies
17 Time After Time
18 A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
19 Endlessly
20 The Things I Love
21 (It's No) Sin
22 Around The World
23 May I Never Love Again
24 You'll Never Know
Benton, Brook - Long Play Collection (3-CD) CD 2
01 Tell Me Now Or Never
02 Never Like This
03 Hold My Hand
04 May I
05 Never A Greater Need
06 So Many Ways
07 If You But Knew
08 One By One
09 Someone To Watch Over Me
10 Everything
11 So Close
12 In A Dream
13 Moonlight In Vermont
14 It's Been A Long, Long Time
15 Lover Come Back To Me
16 If You Are But A Dream
17 Why Try To Change Me Now
18 September Song
19 Oh! What It Seemed To Be
20 Baby Won't You Please Come Home
21 They Can't Take That Away From Me
22 I'll Be Around
23 I Don't Know Enough About You
24 Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)
Benton, Brook - Long Play Collection (3-CD) CD 3
01 The Boll Weevil Song
02 Honey Babe
03 A Worried Man
04 Careless Love
05 My Last Dollar
06 A Key To The Highway
07 Frankie And Johnny
08 The Intoxicated Rat
09 Johnny-O
10 It's My Lazy Day
11 Child Of The Engineer
12 Four Thousand Years Ago
13 Go Tell It On The Mountain
14 He'll Understand And Say Well Done
15 Just A Closer Walk With Thee
16 Only Believe
17 Remember Me
18 Going Home
19 Shadrack
20 Steal Away
21 The Lost Penny
22 Deep River