Brook Benton At His Best
Download links and information about Brook Benton At His Best by Brook Benton. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Pop genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 31:44 minutes.
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|1.||It's Just a Matter of Time||2:31|
|3.||The Same One||2:18|
|4.||My True Confession||2:34|
|5.||Fools Rush In||2:18|
|8.||Thank You Pretty Baby||2:22|
|9.||Boll Weevil Song||2:48|
|10.||Rainy Night in Georgia||4:04|
|11.||Frankie and Johnny||2:26|
As Brook Benton's most important platters were still a few years down the line, At His Best (1959) is an eye-catching moniker rather than a true representation of Benton's (vocals) highest-charting and most warmly received songs. The dozen selections on this compilation are derived from recordings cut during his brief mid-'50s run on the R&B-centric Okeh and the middle-of-the-road Epic labels. After beginning his career as a gospel singer, Benton teamed with a young Quincy Jones — who had recently been in Lionel Hampton's touring aggregate as a trumpet player — as well as Leroy Kirkland and Ray Ellis. Jones — a freelancer at the time — cooked up scores to Benton's own swinging mid-tempo "Can I Help It" and "Ooh." The latter is one of the sides featuring Benton along with support by the Sandmen. It didn't take long, however, before Benton's smooth and supple leads gained significant recognition and he was soon given full artist credit. By late 1955, the Four Lads and latter-era Billie Holiday arranger Ray Ellis began working on a handful of Benton sessions. Gathering material from a variety of styles and genres, he attempted to appeal to the widest possible audience. "Rock 'n' Roll That Rhythm (All Nite Long)" is a lightweight proto-pop number with definite roots steeped in big band, evidenced by Ellis' horn-driven charts. The bluesy ballad "Partners for Life" and the upbeat crooner's delight "Bring Me Love" are among the better offerings from the Ellis/Benton pairing. It was veteran guitarist and composer Leroy Kirkland who seems to have had the best concepts for providing an ample outlet for Benton. Rather than reform him into a rocker or the figurehead of a vocal combo, Kirkland's ideas are more along the lines of Johnny Mathis. "The Wall" allows Benton a chance to display his considerably soulful chops, while the Benton-penned "Anything for You," "Tell Me" and "Give Me a Sign" point squarely in the direction that his career took several years later. After signing with Mercury, he unleashed a torrent of Top 40 hits that would include the signatures "It's Just a Matter of Time," "So Many Ways" and "Kiddo" — none of which are found here.