Brook Benton

There Goes That Song Again/Singing the Blues

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There Goes That Song Again/Singing the Blues Review

by Steve Leggett

With a rich baritone voice that was as smooth and smoky as deep honey, Brook Benton's creative peak as a performer and singer (excepting his 1970 comeback hit with Tony Joe White's "Rainy Night in Georgia") was arguably during his time at Mercury Records where, working with writer and producer Clyde Otis, he came up with his trademark version of lushly orchestrated R&B, particularly on the ballads, which allowed Benton's intimate vocals and phrasing to best shine. This single-disc set collects two of Benton's albums for Mercury, There Goes That Song Again (with Quincy Jones and his orchestra) and Singing the Blues, both of which originally appeared in 1962, and adds in four bonus tracks for good measure.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Brook Benton 02:20 Amazon
2 Brook Benton 02:30 Amazon
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Brook Benton 02:34 Amazon
4 Brook Benton 02:47 Amazon
5 Brook Benton 02:03 Amazon
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Brook Benton 02:42 Amazon
7 Brook Benton 02:23 Amazon
8 Brook Benton 02:32 Amazon
9 Brook Benton 02:41 Amazon
10 Brook Benton 02:21 Amazon
11 Brook Benton 02:42 Amazon
12 Brook Benton 02:30 Amazon
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Brook Benton 02:19 Amazon
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Brook Benton 03:17 Amazon
16 Brook Benton 03:21 Amazon
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Brook Benton 03:31 Amazon
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Brook Benton 02:23 Amazon
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Brook Benton 02:42 Amazon
20 Brook Benton 03:01 Amazon
21 Brook Benton 02:25 Amazon
22 Brook Benton 02:39 Amazon
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Brook Benton 02:21 Amazon
24 Brook Benton 02:21 Amazon
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Brook Benton 02:38 Amazon
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Brook Benton 02:37 Amazon
27 Brook Benton 02:29 Amazon
28 Brook Benton 02:52 Amazon
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