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Best of Brook Benton
 
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Best of Brook Benton

24 Mar. 2009 | Format: MP3

£4.79 (VAT included if applicable)
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4:06
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2
2:28
30
3
2:49
30
4
2:29
30
5
2:33
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6
2:36
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7
2:28
30
8
2:51
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9
3:09
30
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2:11
30
11
2:26
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12
2:23
30
13
2:35
30
14
2:57
30
15
2:26
30
16
3:01
30
17
2:07
30
18
2:33
30
19
2:27
30
20
2:55
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 24 Mar. 2009
  • Release Date: 24 Mar. 2009
  • Label: HHO Licensing
  • Copyright: 2009 HHO Licensing
  • Total Length: 53:30
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  • ASIN: B001VTDBFK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 72,386 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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It was good to see the Mercury logo on the cover of this album, and on buying it I wasn't disappointed, for these are indeed original Benton tracks from his golden Mercury days. There are also some excellent liner notes, which add to the feeling of authenticity.

Brook Benton's success didn't arrive overnight - he had made literally hundreds of demo recordings for other artists before finally breaking through in his own right, as a songwriter as well as lead vocalist. So a lot of hard work preceded his rise to the upper reaches of the charts.

The characteristic Mercury sound was: first-class, commercial string arrangements; tasteful background vocals; and very listenable piano and guitar riffs to fill things out. You have all of those things on this collection.

The compilers have put together a good contrast of material here, from the pop hits (Kiddio, Endlessly, Thank You Pretty Baby) to the more standard-type songs (A House Is Not A Home, Fools Rush In) with some great bluesy stuff in between (Frankie And Johnny, Lie To Me).

It's my guess that many collectors have come a cropper when trying to find authentic B.B. material, because there are many inferior re-recordings out there.

So my recommendation (with value for money also in mind) would be to pair this album with "For My Baby" and you would have a good representation of his best.
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Brook Benton had 16 top 20 US hits but none in the UK where he remains totally obscure - not helped by the difficulty of getting a good compilation. 11 out of 16 top 20 hits are here with 5 omitted (Baby, Rockin Good Way, Revenge, Shadrack, Rainy Night In Georgia.)
This appears to be the best hits compilation available currently.
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Wow, I have been a fan of this singer for years. Brook Benton has a rich & smooth voice, he also has the most relax inducing sound - very sexy!
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The list of songs for downloading that are written beneath this album are from an entirely DIFFERENT album. So completely ignore this list. The actual album THE BEST of BB, See Picture, - is a blinding album,and should be in everybodys collection. in my humble opinion. These are are all the original recordings, and for less than a fiver - snatch their hand off. before they go.
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Brook Benton has one of the richest and wide ranging voices in the music business. He isn't as popular as he ought to be, he could sing a recipe book and make it interesting! Several great tracks on this album. I had a good buying experience with this seller.
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Such a brilliant artist, and so glad to now have this among my collection. Superb quality Cd, superb quality songs, and absolutely top quality services in every respect. Could not be happier. Very many THANKS!
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a good cd, lots of nice songs with a good quality sound, in all a great CD im happy with it
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I heard the singer on a mix up tape and loved his voice so got this and certainly not disappointed ! Lovely voice , songs I knew and a lovely gentle cd.
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