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Brook Benton The Early Years 1953-1959 (2-CD)

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Brook Benton: The Early Years 1953-1959 (2-CD)

(2014/Jasmine) 62 tracks

Article properties: Brook Benton: The Early Years 1953-1959 (2-CD)

  • Interpret: Brook Benton

  • Album titlle: The Early Years 1953-1959 (2-CD)

  • Label JASMINE

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 2014
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0604988078428

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Benton, Brook - The Early Years 1953-1959 (2-CD) CD 1
01 When I Grow Too Old To Dream - The Sandmen Brook Benton
02 Somebody To Love - The Sandmen Brook Benton
03 Ooh - W- The Sandmen Brook Benton
04 The Kentuckian Song - W- The Sandmen Brook Benton
05 Bring Me Love - W- The Ray Ellis Orchestra Brook Benton
06 Some Of My Best Friends - W- The Ray Ellis Orchestra Brook Benton
07 Love Made Me Your Fool - W- The Leroy Kirkland Orchestra Brook Benton
08 Give Me A Sign - W- The Leroy Kirkland Orchestra Brook Benton
09 The Wall - W- The Leroy Kirkland Orchestra Brook Benton
10 All My Love Belongs To You - W- The Leroy Kirkland Orchestr Brook Benton
11 Rock Æn' Roll That Rhythm (All Nite Long) - W- The Ray Elli Brook Benton
12 Anything For You - W- The Leroy Kirkland Orchestra Brook Benton
13 Tell Me - W- The Leroy Kirkland Orchestra Brook Benton
14 Partners For Life - W- The Ray Ellis Orchestra Brook Benton
15 Can I Help It - W- The Quincy Jones Orchestra Brook Benton
16 You Should Have Told Me - W- The Leroy Kirkland Orchestra Brook Benton
17 I Wanna Do Everything For You Brook Benton
18 Come On, Be Nice Brook Benton
19 If Only I Had Known Brook Benton
20 Your Love Alone Brook Benton
21 A Million Miles From Nowhere Brook Benton
22 Devoted Brook Benton
23 Because You Love Me Brook Benton
24 Crinoline Skirt Brook Benton
25 Crazy In Love With You Brook Benton
26 I'm Coming Back To You Brook Benton
27 Only Your Love Brook Benton
28 You're For Me Brook Benton
29 Sentimental Daddy-O Brook Benton
Benton, Brook - The Early Years 1953-1959 (2-CD) CD 2
01 A Door That Is Open Brook Benton
02 Ain't It Good- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
03 One Love Too Many- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
04 Don't Walk Away From Me- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
05 May I- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
06 You're Movin' Me- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
07 Nothing In The World- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
08 Next Stop Paradise- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
09 Keep Me In Mind- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
10 I'll Never Stop Trying- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
11 Walking Together- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
12 What A Kiss Won't Do- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
13 Come On Let's Go- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
14 My Love Will Last- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
15 Come Back My Love- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
16 A Lover's Question- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
17 I'll Stop Anything I'm Doing- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
18 Everything Will Be Alright- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
19 Completely- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
20 The Rest Of The Way- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
21 I'll Meet You After Church Next Sunday- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
22 This Bitter Earth- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
23 Looking Back- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
24 Mark My Word- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
25 Doggone Baby Doggone- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
26 You Can't Get Away From Me- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
27 Ninetyûnine Percent- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
28 Steppin' Out Tonight- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
29 A New Love- The Demo Sessions Brook Benton
30 Jesus Lover Of My Soul- The Bill Landford Quartet Brook Benton
31 The Devil Is A Real Bright Boy- The Bill Landford Quartet Brook Benton
32 I Dreamed Of A City Called Heaven- The Bill Landford Quarte Brook Benton
33 You Ain't Got Faith- The Bill Landford Quartet Brook Benton
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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. 

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Tracklist
Benton, Brook - The Early Years 1953-1959 (2-CD) CD 1
01 When I Grow Too Old To Dream - The Sandmen
02 Somebody To Love - The Sandmen
03 Ooh - W- The Sandmen
04 The Kentuckian Song - W- The Sandmen
05 Bring Me Love - W- The Ray Ellis Orchestra
06 Some Of My Best Friends - W- The Ray Ellis Orchestra
07 Love Made Me Your Fool - W- The Leroy Kirkland Orchestra
08 Give Me A Sign - W- The Leroy Kirkland Orchestra
09 The Wall - W- The Leroy Kirkland Orchestra
10 All My Love Belongs To You - W- The Leroy Kirkland Orchestr
11 Rock Æn' Roll That Rhythm (All Nite Long) - W- The Ray Elli
12 Anything For You - W- The Leroy Kirkland Orchestra
13 Tell Me - W- The Leroy Kirkland Orchestra
14 Partners For Life - W- The Ray Ellis Orchestra
15 Can I Help It - W- The Quincy Jones Orchestra
16 You Should Have Told Me - W- The Leroy Kirkland Orchestra
17 I Wanna Do Everything For You
18 Come On, Be Nice
19 If Only I Had Known
20 Your Love Alone
21 A Million Miles From Nowhere
22 Devoted
23 Because You Love Me
24 Crinoline Skirt
25 Crazy In Love With You
26 I'm Coming Back To You
27 Only Your Love
28 You're For Me
29 Sentimental Daddy-O
Benton, Brook - The Early Years 1953-1959 (2-CD) CD 2
01 A Door That Is Open
02 Ain't It Good- The Demo Sessions
03 One Love Too Many- The Demo Sessions
04 Don't Walk Away From Me- The Demo Sessions
05 May I- The Demo Sessions
06 You're Movin' Me- The Demo Sessions
07 Nothing In The World- The Demo Sessions
08 Next Stop Paradise- The Demo Sessions
09 Keep Me In Mind- The Demo Sessions
10 I'll Never Stop Trying- The Demo Sessions
11 Walking Together- The Demo Sessions
12 What A Kiss Won't Do- The Demo Sessions
13 Come On Let's Go- The Demo Sessions
14 My Love Will Last- The Demo Sessions
15 Come Back My Love- The Demo Sessions
16 A Lover's Question- The Demo Sessions
17 I'll Stop Anything I'm Doing- The Demo Sessions
18 Everything Will Be Alright- The Demo Sessions
19 Completely- The Demo Sessions
20 The Rest Of The Way- The Demo Sessions
21 I'll Meet You After Church Next Sunday- The Demo Sessions
22 This Bitter Earth- The Demo Sessions
23 Looking Back- The Demo Sessions
24 Mark My Word- The Demo Sessions
25 Doggone Baby Doggone- The Demo Sessions
26 You Can't Get Away From Me- The Demo Sessions
27 Ninetyûnine Percent- The Demo Sessions
28 Steppin' Out Tonight- The Demo Sessions
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30 Jesus Lover Of My Soul- The Bill Landford Quartet
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