Collectables' reissue of Brook Benton's Greatest Hits is an 11-track overview combining his romantic ballads and up-tempo R&B numbers recorded for Mercury and Cotillion in the '60s. These are the original versions of such Benton classics as "The Boll Weevil Song," "Rainy Night in Georgia," "Lie to Me," and his duet with Dinah Washington, "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)." While this is a decent budget-priced compilation, the essential tracks "It's Just a Matter of Time" and "A Rockin' Good Way" (another duet with Dinah Washington) are unfortunately missing. Please note that this edition includes the exact same track listing as the 1997 PGD Special Markets release of the same name.
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AllMusic Review by Al Campbell