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Brook Benton: The Silky Smooth Tones Of ... 2-CD

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

Various - Blowing The Fuse 1959

Classics That Rocked The Jukebox


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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