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Brook Benton

Silky smooth: that was Brook Benton's byword from his first record to his very last, as the singer parlayed his rich baritone pipes into seven number one R&B hits and eight Top Ten items. Stints on the gospel circuit preceded Benton's first secular session for Okeh in 1953, but his career didn't begin to take off until he teamed with writer/producer Clyde Otis. Benton co-wrote and sang hundreds of demos for other artists before frequent collaborator Otis signed his friend to Mercury; together they pioneered a lush, violin-studded variation on the standard R&B sound, which beautifully showcased Benton's intimate vocals.

Benton crashed the top spot on the R&B charts in early 1959 with his moving "It's Just a Matter of Time," then rapidly encored with three more R&B chart-toppers: "Thank You Pretty Baby," "So Many Ways," and "Kiddio." Pairing with Mercury labelmate Dinah Washington, their delightful repartee on "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" and "A Rockin' Good Way" paced the R&B lists in 1960.

The early '60s were a prolific period for Benton, but he left Mercury a few years later and bounced between labels before reemerging with the atmospheric Tony Joe White ballad "Rainy Night in Georgia" on Cotillion in 1970. Benton later made a halfhearted attempt to cash in on the disco craze, but his hitmaking reign was at an end long before his death in 1988. ~ Bill Dahl
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Essential Vik & RCA Victor Recordings

1. I Wanna Do Everything for You

2. Come On, Be Nice

3. If Only I Had Known

4. Your Love Alone

5. Only Your Love

6. Devoted

7. You're for Me

8. A Million Miles from Nowhere

9. Sentimental Daddy-O

10. A Door That Is Open

11. Crinoline Skirt

12. Because You Love Me

13. I'm Coming Back to You

14. Crazy In Love with You

15. Mother Nature, Father Time

16. Only a Girl Like You

17. Too Much Good Lovin' (No Good for Me)

18. Break Her Heart

19. The Roach Song

20. If You Only Knew

21. Our First Christmas Together

22. Keep the Faith Baby

23. All My Love Belongs to You (Single Version)

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Track List: Mother Nature, Father Time

1. While There's Life (There's Still Hope)

2. Mother Nature, Father Time

3. I Wanna Be With You (Everywhere You Go)

4. Life Is Too Short (For Me To Stop Loving You)

5. You're So Wonderful

6. It's A Crime

7. Boy, I Wish I Was In Your Place

8. Since You've Been Gone

9. The Song I Heard Last Night (Play It Again)

10. Foolish Enough To Try

11. You're Mine (And I Love You)

12. More Time To Be With You

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Track List: That Old Feeling

1. That Old Feeling

2. My Darling, My Darling (From "Where's Charley")

3. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

4. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

5. Once in Love with Amy

6. Try a Little Tenderness

7. Hey There (From "Pajama Game")

8. Call Me Irresponsible (From, "Papa's Delicate Condition")

9. Peg O' My Heart

10. Blue Moon

11. The Second Time Around

12. Moon River

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Track List: My Country

1. Cold, Cold Heart

2. Funny How Time Slips Away

3. Please Help Me, I'm Falling

4. I Walk the Line

5. He's Got You

6. I Really Don't Want to Know

7. Walking the Floor over You

8. Hello Walls

9. Gone

10. Any Time

11. He'll Have to Go

12. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You

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Track List: Story Teller

1. Movn' Day

2. Willoughby Grove

3. Shoes

4. Poor Make Believer

5. Please Send Me Someone To Love

6. Big Mable Murphy

7. She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye

8. Save The Last Dance For Me

9. Sidewalks Of Chicago

10. Country Comfort

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Track List: There Goes That Song Again / Singing The Blues

1. When I Grow Too Old To Dream

2. There Goes That Song Again

3. All Of Me

4. I Love Paris

5. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

6. Trouble In Mind

7. Blues In The Night

8. I Don't Know Why

9. Breezin' Along With The Breeze

10. After You've Gone

12. Let Me Sing And I'm Happy

13. Lie To Me

14. Chains Of Love

15. Got You On My Mind

16. Valley Of Tears

17. Take Good Care Of Her

18. My True Confession

19. I Got What I Wanted

20. Will You Love Me Tomorrow

21. Pledging My Love

22. Tomorrow Night

23. Send For Me

24. Looking Back

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Track List: There Goes That Song Again

1. When I Grow Too Old To Dream

3. All Of Me

6. Trouble In Mind

7. Blues In The Night

8. I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)

9. Breezin' Along With The Breeze

10. After You've Gone

11. I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)

12. Let Me Sing And I'm Happy

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Track List: The Very Best Of Brook Benton

1. It's Just A House Without You

2. The Boll Weevil Song

3. Endlessly

4. For My Baby

5. Kiddio

6. The Same One

7. Thank You Pretty Baby

8. A Rockin Good Way

9. So Close

10. Lie To Me

11. Revenge

12. So Many Ways

13. Think Twice

14. Baby You've Got What It Takes

15. Hotel Happiness

16. I Got What I Wanted

17. My True Confession

18. Rainy Night In Georgia

19. It's Just A Matter Of Time

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Track List: Soul Santa / Let Us All Get Together With The Lord [Digital 45]

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Track List: Don't It Make You Want To Go Home / I've Gotta Be Me [Digital 45]

1. Don't It Make You Want To Go Home

2. I've Gotta Be Me

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Track List: Rhino Hi-Five: Brook Benton

1. Rainy Night In Georgia

2. Willie And Laura Mae Jones

3. Let Me Fix It

4. A Little Bit Of Soap

5. Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs

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Track List: Rainy Night In Georgia

1. Rainy Night In Georgia (2002)

2. Think Twice

3. Kiddio (2002)

4. My True Confession

5. Hotel Happiness (2002)

6. So Many Ways (2002)

7. Frankie & Johnny

8. Revenge

9. It's Just A House Without You

10. The Boll Weevil (2002)

11. Thank You Pretty Baby (2002)

12. So Close

13. The Ties That Bind

14. I Got What I Wanted

15. Devoted

16. Crazy In Love With You

17. Only Your Love

18. Lie To Me

19. I Wanna Do Everything For You

20. A Door That Is Open

21. If Only I Had Known

22. A Lover's Question

23. For My Baby

24. It's Just A Matter Of Time (2002)

25. Next Stop Paradise

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Track List: The Best of Brook Benton - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection

1. It's Just A Matter Of Time

2. Endlessly

3. Thank You Pretty Baby

4. So Many Ways

5. Baby

6. Kiddio

7. A Rockin' Good Way

8. Fools Rush In

9. The Boll Weevil Song

10. Lie To Me (feat. The Merry Melody singers

11. Hotel Happiness

12. Rainy Night In Georgia

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Track List: Rainy Night In Georgia: Greatest Hits

1. Rainy Night In Georgia

2. The Same One

3. Revenge

4. Shadrack

5. It’s Just A Matter Of Time

6. Thank You Pretty Baby

7. Kiddio

8. The Boll Weevil Song

9. I Got What I Wanted

10. Hotel Happiness

11. Think Twice

12. Lie To Me

13. So Close

14. Frankie And Johnny

15. The Ties That Bind

16. For My Baby

17. Just A House Without You

18. My True Confessions

19. So Many Ways

20. Endlessly

21. Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)

22. A Rockin’ Good Way

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Track List: At His Best !!!!

1. The Wall

2. You Should Have Told Me

3. Rock 'n' Roll That Rhythm

4. Partners For Life

5. Anything For You

6. Love Made Me Your Fool

7. The Kentuckian Song

8. Can I Help It

9. Bring Me Love

10. Some Of My Best Friends

11. Give Me A Sign

12. Tell Me

13. Ooh

14. All My Love Belongs To You

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Track List: 20 Greatest Hits

1. It's Just A Matter Of Time (Alternate Version)

2. So Close (Alternate Version)

3. Thank You Pretty Baby (Alternate Version)

4. So Many Ways (Alternate Version)

5. The Ties That Bind (Alternate Version)

6. Kiddio (Alternate Version)

7. The Same One (Alternate Version)

8. Fools Rush In (Alternate Version)

9. Think Twice (Alternate Version)

10. For My Baby (Alternate Version)

11. The Boll Weevil Song (Alternate Version)

12. Frankie & Johnny (Alternate Version)

13. It's Just A House Without You (Alternate Version)

14. Revenge (Alternate Version)

15. Shadrack (Alternate Version)

16. Lie To Me (Alternate Version)

17. Hotel Happiness (Alternate Version)

18. I Got What I Wanted (Alternate Version)

19. My True Confession (Alternate Version)

20. Rainy Night In Georgia (Alternate Version)

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Track List: This Is Brook Benton

1. Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing

2. Try A Little Tenderness

3. Hey There (From "Pajama Game")

4. There I've Said It Again

5. Call Me Irresponsible (From "Papa's Delicate Condition")

6. Peg O' My Heart

7. Just As Much As Ever

8. That Old Feeling

9. My Darling, My Darling (From "Where's Charley")

10. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

11. Hawaiian Wedding Song

12. The Second Time Around

13. I Only Have Eyes For You

14. More (Theme From "Mondo Cane")

15. Moon River

16. Mother Nature, Father Time

17. Impossible, Incredible, But True

18. Unforgettable

19. There Goes My Heart

20. Goodnight My Love, Pleasant Dreams

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Track List: The Gospel Truth

1. Let Us All Get Together With the Lord

2. Oh Happy Day

3. Heaven Help Us All

4. Going Home in His Name

5. Take A Look At Your Hands

6. If You Think God is Dead

7. I Dreamed of a City Called Heaven

8. Doing the Best That I Can Do

9. Precious Lord

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Track List: Brook Benton Today

1. Rainy Night In Georgia

2. My Way

3. Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs

4. Can't Take My Eyes Off You

5. We're Gonna Make It

6. A Little Bit Of Soap

7. Baby

8. Where Do I Go From Here

9. Desertion

10. I've Gotta Be Me

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Track List: Songs I Love To Sing

1. Moonlight In Vermont

2. It's Been A Long, Long Time

3. Lover Come Back To Me

4. If You Are But A Dream

5. Why Try To Change Me Now

6. September Song

7. Oh! What It Seemed To Be

8. Baby Won't You Please Come Home

9. They Can't Take That Away From Me

10. I'll Be Around

11. I Don't Know Enough About You

12. Fools Rush In

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Oh darling it's just a question of time
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Brook Benton,Platt e r s , E t t a James,and more-voices from heaven
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Smooth and memorable "Belly Rubbin" music
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Yes you got what it takes...Hmmm m m
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Class personified
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My mother used to play Brooke Benton all day, Kiddio being her favorite. Then he came out with rainy night in Georgia, and as a teen I finally understood.☺
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My favorite song by Mr. Benton is Hotel Happiness from back in the sixties!
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Anything by this Man I just Love his music. I grew up with this music. Sam Cook
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LOVE!!!!����
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️NICE ****
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I'm trying to find Brook Benton's Rainy Night In Georgia ! It is awesome!
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dmcquickly
Maybe Brook and Dino were one and the same. I mean, did anyone ever see them both n the same room at the same time?
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What's wrong with this picture ?After all of the comments about the error why is it that no one has taken the time to correct this error? Suzy Q
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juliro2
Why has this bio still not been corrected?
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Brook Benton, was the best in that smooth wording that made sence
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maringelli
This aint about Brook Benton, it's about Dean Martin!
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I agree michele!!!!! ! !
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I wrote an email regarding Dean Martin's photo showing up on Brook Benton's bio. Now they have conflated the two and combined the Bios. Maybe you should hire people who actually know something about music and American music history to write bios and edit the site...Pathe t i c ! !
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This man's voice is smooth. I love his big band sound
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Such a deep, mellow voice; very soothing.
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one of the greatest that came out of new york
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I love the way he sings FOOL'SRUSHIN
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hell i will write the bio if that's the problem. i love Brook Benton, he is velvet!!!!
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for real. brook benton is not dean martin. would one call this a genetic mutation?
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Brook Benton Had an un mistakable voice that was very well noticed for his quality, "There was none like a rainey night in Georgia." Brook Benton's voice was a classic.
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your genome has a biography of Dean Martin describing "the artist" Brook Benton.
Why?
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nikbat
Nice bug in the software Dean Martin bang! (does not equal) Brook Benton.
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Would like to read about Brook Benton done read this on Dean's station.
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So Smooth and tranquil, contagious
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Brook Benton and his classics makes any Sunday November morning...be a u t i f u l ! It's just...it's just...ahhhh man - no words describe the feeling that stirs the rhythm laying dormant in your soul!
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Please put in Brook Benton! This is Dean Martin! Jiminy Crickets! Argh!
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dwjackowitz
THis page is showing Dean Martin not Brook Benton. Can someone please change it? Thank you very much! ;->
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Is anyone listening!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Benton and Martin or Martin and Benton ---- I think that would have worked.
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frk_e_j
why yawl got Dean Martin's face up for Brook Benton. FIX IT!!
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Love Brook - loved Dino - sure would like to read Brook's bio, sigh
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mokeyleed
Maybe when Dean Martin comes up on a station you get a bio of Brook Benton...
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mmbonnet
Wrong commentary on Brook Benton. Dean Martin slipped in somehow????
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Picture of dean Martin do not look like Brook Benton
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tedbujalski
....never knew Brook was Italian..... .
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a BIG GOOF by the wonderful world of computers! Why is a picture/biog r a p h y of Dean Martin being shown as Brook Benton????
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Well, the below comments seem to cover what I was about to write... pretty funny...
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It appears that THE PANDORA MANAGEMENT has left the building. This is Brook Benton, not Dean Martin!
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stanlukezic3
I like both Dino and Brook Benton but there is a difference. Please fix this.
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Is it Brook Benton or Dean Martin?
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Isn't that Dean Martin? Was Brook in the RatPack? Do you hear us?
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fannie2kid
Why everytime you play Jackie Wilson songs a picture of Dean Martin appear..
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fannie2kid
I love this artist music but, you got Dean Martin picture instead of Jackie Wilson.
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jachearts14
Please, please make this correction! See more about this truly talented man at http://www.s h e w i n s . c o m / b i o . h t m
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jachearts14
Brook Benton was an extremely talented ballad writer and performer. I have tried to overlook this error, but now that I am trying to build a station based on his works, I find it necessary to point out to you that you have Dean Martin's face and biography where it should be Brook Benton's. This dear man was part of the early rip-off of black entertainers in the '60's, and after being down on his luck, he was just beginning to re-emerge in the US in the late '80's when he passed away. cont'd
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natalie.lewi s
dean martin is not brook benton...ple a s e correct this matter
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