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Brenton Wood

Brenton Wood's charmingly unpredictable phrasing and his infectious sense of good times made the smooth uptown soul of "The Oogum Boogum Song" and "Gimme Little Sign" into hits in 1967. Despite his skill as a pop-soul vocalist, Wood was never able to match such heights again, yet those two songs became genuine R&B classics of their era.

Born Alfred Jesse Smith in Shreveport, LA, Brenton Wood moved west to San Pedro, CA, as a child. After learning how to play piano, he began forming vocal groups, inspired by Sam Cooke and Jesse Belvin. One of these groups, Little Freddie & the Rockets, recorded a single in 1958. While he was studying at Compton College, he assumed the name Brenton Wood, naming himself after his home county. Wood formed the Quotations during college, but soon after graduation he became a solo act. Signing with Double Shot Records, Wood had a hit single in the spring of 1967 with "The Oogum Boogum Song," which reached number 19 on the R&B charts and number 34 pop. It was quickly followed by "Gimme Little Sign," which climbed to number nine pop and matched its predecessor's R&B position. It was a promising start to a career, but Wood wasn't able to follow it through. "Baby You Got It" stalled in the bottom reaches of the pop and R&B Top 40 in early 1968 and "Some Got It, Some Don't" failed to make the pop charts later that year. Wood continued to perform and even recorded a duet with Shirley Goodman, but he wasn't able to reach the charts again until 1977, when "Come Softly to Me" registered in the lower reaches of the R&B Top 100. Following its release, Wood became part of the oldies soul circuit. In 2001, he finally returned with an album of new material, This Love Is for Real. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Track List: Brenton Wood's 18 Best

1. Gimme Little Sign

2. Oogum Boogum Song

3. Baby You Got It

4. I Think You've Got Your Fools Mixed Up

5. Great Big Bundle Of Love

6. I'm The One Who Knows

7. Lovey Dovey Kind Of Love

8. Can You Dig It

9. Whoop It On Me

10. Take A Chance

11. Catch You On The Rebound

12. Me And You

13. I Like The Way You Love Me

14. Darlin'

15. Where Were You

16. Two Time Loser

17. Sad Little Songs

18. Good Night Baby

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Track List: Lil' Bit Of Gold

1. Oogum Boogum Song

2. Gimmie Little Sign

3. Baby You Got Me

4. Me And You

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My first concert Brenton wood my Maucho man took me Ruben Mosqueda I miss him. And it was him and me 4 ever. Now his watching over us miss u love
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Hell yeah when listening to his jams makes you want to drink a 240 pisto!! And not forgetting the bones right old school days!! That's what I'm talking about!! From The SanFernando Valley (818)!!
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TAKE A CHANCE ....
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b.woods music classic, unique and unforgettabl e
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Nena just for your
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cynthiadent
Waiting 5 years
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❤️✨
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Cute but very true....
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miss my VLP friends down in lompoc ca.
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Love the tunes! Memories no worries on life!!
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Brings back that old memory's
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So smooth and deep song
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I want you but I will ask you first if you want a hug or kiss OK Mimi mike
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Bad a** jam
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The one music legend...
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Houston, Texas in tha house!!����
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915 reppin.
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Those Rolas Carnal!
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I'm Straight out roll with m e. .not u
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Damn them oldies sure brings back memories good ones, bad ones, sad ones and some crazy a** ones... Love them oldies...
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Q vo to la raza del condado de los Ángeles,el brilloso maloso,de acá del lado de dallas tx.i arrrriba l.a.,c.a.
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There oldies but goodies
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Me And You ....
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Brentwood. Is 1 of my Favorite Singers the Words Speak for me All the Songs it helps me show my Inner side
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We will soon see each other and dance to this song, but for now i will hear this song by myself and wait for my time and soon be together again. RIP MY LOVE:'( :'( :'(
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/ ~°°°~\ thats what u want
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Hey people that what you call music. War not the intended to hurt you, me but to love the good souls of God earth get down, get down fill the funk .����������
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I like the why he sing his jam's.I grow up to his music ��������
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Okay i dont like to b alone
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Who is the Dj damm i thought i was Goodi am keep on going
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I love brenton wood !!!!
I grew up listening to him now My kids know some of his lyrics. I think that is a beautiful thing, how music goes on for generation
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mendezyvonne 0 7
BRENT WOID ONE OF MY FAVORITES OLDIES BUT GOODIES:)WIT H ALIL LOVIN AND THIS RELATIONSHIP WILL SURVIVE
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Love this man...seen him In Arizona Car show 2016 ..
Baby he still got it..
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Saw him at The Hop in Industry and danced the night away
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Remembering my mom Rosemary with these oldies
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Brenton wood was hard to forget because the year he has in 1967,i love Brenton wood, god bless him whenever he is.
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This song is loving... we will be together soon...
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this song me and you is a love time song
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Would sing my son to sleep with this song when he was a baby......Ri v e r s i d e , CA.
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Thanks to the Sapphires who played this song at parties. RIP Anthony Quidachay.
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Thank you Brenton Wood.
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To my dare wife darlene arreguin -salazar
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We useto kick it with our chicks and listen to the oldies back in the 1980's ! The chicano race really loved oldies back then! We were some down homies but we also had respect for one another! Now days people like gossiping and disrespectin g each other!
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bjmt1998
Brenton Wood is one of the best, unforgettabl e classics. Will always be #1 in my book!
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Thank you Brenton Wood!
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hdroadking06
I made one of my three kids to this song.
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