Brook Benton

There Goes That Song Again/Singing the Blues

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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 02:20 Amazon
2 02:30 Amazon
3
02:34 Amazon
4 02:47 Amazon
5 02:03 Amazon
6
02:42 Amazon
7 02:23 Amazon
8 02:32 Amazon
9 02:41 Amazon
10 02:21 Amazon
11 02:42 Amazon
12 02:30 Amazon
13
02:19 Amazon
14 03:14 Amazon
15
03:17 Amazon
16 03:21 Amazon
17
03:31 Amazon
18
02:23 Amazon
19
02:42 Amazon
20 03:01 Amazon
21 02:25 Amazon
22 02:39 Amazon
23
02:21 Amazon
24 02:21 Amazon
25
02:38 Amazon
26
02:37 Amazon
27 02:29 Amazon
28 02:52 Amazon
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