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  • Interpret: Brook Benton

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  • Label JASMINE

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  • Genre R&B, Soul

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  • EAN: 0604988068726

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Benton, Brook - The Silky Smooth Tones Of ... 2-CD CD 1
01The Nearnesse Of YouBrook Benton
02I Can´t Begin To Tell You MineBrook Benton
03I´m In The Mood For LoveBrook Benton
04But BeautifulBrook Benton
05When I Fall In LoveBrook Benton
06Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss MeBrook Benton
07I´ll String Along With YouBrook Benton
08The More I See YouBrook Benton
09Love Me Or Leave MeBrook Benton
10I Could Have Told YouBrook Benton
11It´s Just A Matter Of TimeBrook Benton
12People Will Say We´re In LoveBrook Benton
13Because Of YouBrook Benton
14More Than You KnowBrook Benton
15Blue SkiesBrook Benton
16Time After TimeBrook Benton
17A Lovely Way To Spend An EveningBrook Benton
18EndlesslyBrook Benton
19The Things I LoveBrook Benton
20(It´s No) SinBrook Benton
21Around The WorldBrook Benton
22May I Never Love AgainBrook Benton
23You´ll Never KnowBrook Benton
24Moonlight In VermontBrook Benton
25It´s Been A Long TimeBrook Benton
Benton, Brook - The Silky Smooth Tones Of ... 2-CD CD 2
01Lover Come Back To MeBrook Benton
02If You Are But A DreamBrook Benton
03Why Try To Change Me NowBrook Benton
04September SongBrook Benton
05Oh What It Seemed To BeBrook Benton
06Baby Wont You Please Come HomeBrook Benton
07They Can´t Take That Away From MeBrook Benton
08I´ll Be AroundBrook Benton
09Don´t Know Enough About YouBrook Benton
10Fools Rush In(Where Angels Fear To Treas)Brook Benton
11Call MeBrook Benton
12Baby(You´ve Got What It Takes)Brook Benton
13Not One Step BehindBrook Benton
14A Rockin´Good WayBrook Benton
15Someone To Believe InBrook Benton
16100Brook Benton
17Because Of EverythingBrook Benton
18I BelieveBrook Benton
19So CloseBrook Benton
20So Many WaysBrook Benton
21Thank You Pretty BabyBrook Benton
22Hurtin´ InsideBrook Benton
23KiddioBrook Benton
24The Same OneBrook Benton
25The Ties That BindBrook Benton
26Hither And Thither And YouBrook Benton
27How Many TimesBrook Benton
28With All My HeartBrook 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 Silky Smooth Tones Of ... 2-CD CD 1
01 The Nearnesse Of You
02 I Can´t Begin To Tell You Mine
03 I´m In The Mood For Love
04 But Beautiful
05 When I Fall In Love
06 Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me
07 I´ll String Along With You
08 The More I See You
09 Love Me Or Leave Me
10 I Could Have Told You
11 It´s Just A Matter Of Time
12 People Will Say We´re In Love
13 Because Of You
14 More Than You Know
15 Blue Skies
16 Time After Time
17 A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
18 Endlessly
19 The Things I Love
20 (It´s No) Sin
21 Around The World
22 May I Never Love Again
23 You´ll Never Know
24 Moonlight In Vermont
25 It´s Been A Long Time
Benton, Brook - The Silky Smooth Tones Of ... 2-CD CD 2
01 Lover Come Back To Me
02 If You Are But A Dream
03 Why Try To Change Me Now
04 September Song
05 Oh What It Seemed To Be
06 Baby Wont You Please Come Home
07 They Can´t Take That Away From Me
08 I´ll Be Around
09 Don´t Know Enough About You
10 Fools Rush In(Where Angels Fear To Treas)
11 Call Me
12 Baby(You´ve Got What It Takes)
13 Not One Step Behind
14 A Rockin´Good Way
15 Someone To Believe In
16 100
17 Because Of Everything
18 I Believe
19 So Close
20 So Many Ways
21 Thank You Pretty Baby
22 Hurtin´ Inside
23 Kiddio
24 The Same One
25 The Ties That Bind
26 Hither And Thither And You
27 How Many Times
28 With All My Heart