Brook Benton ‎– Golden Hits -1961- Jazz, Funk , Soul , Rhythm & Blues (vinyl)


Brook Benton ‎– Golden Hits -1961-  Jazz, Funk , Soul , Rhythm & Blues (vinyl)

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Brook Benton, born Benjamin Franklin Peay, (September 19, 1931 – April 9, 1988) was an American singer and songwriter who was popular with rock and rollrhythm and blues, and pop music audiences during the late 1950s and early 1960s, when he scored hits such as "It's Just a Matter of Time" and "Endlessly", many of which he co-wrote.

He made a comeback in 1970 with the ballad "Rainy Night in Georgia." Benton scored over 50 Billboard chart hits as an artist, and also wrote hits for other performers.

In 1959, he finally made his breakthrough with hits like "It's Just a Matter of Time" and "Endlessly". "It's Just a Matter of Time" peaked at #3 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 chart, sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA.[3] "Endlessly" made it to #12. Both of the first two hits were written by Benton with Clyde Otis. They were originally offered to Nat King Cole, but when Otis became an A&R manager and producer at Mercury, he convinced Benton to sign with the label and record them himself, while asking Cole not to record the songs as planned.[4] Benton followed this success with a series of hits, including "So Many Ways" (#6), "Hotel Happiness" (#3), "Think Twice" (#11), "Kiddio" (#7), and "The Boll Weevil Song" (#2). In 1960, he had two top 10 hit duets with Dinah Washington: "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" (#5) and "A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love)" (#7).[5]

In the mid 1960s, Benton recorded for RCA Records and Reprise Records with minimal commercial success. Then, in 1968, he signed with Cotillion Records, a subsidiary of Atlantic Records, where, the following year, he enjoyed his last major hit with "Rainy Night in Georgia", written by Tony Joe White and produced and arranged by Arif Mardin. a million-seller which topped the Billboard R&B chart.[5] Benton recorded a total of five albums with Mardin, including a gospel album, during his stay at Cotillion.

Benton eventually charted a total of 49 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, with other songs charting on Billboard′s rhythm and blueseasy listening, and Christmas music charts.[6] The last album made by Benton was Fools Rush In, which was released posthumously in 2005. He also had records released on various other labels, including All-Platinum, Brut, Olde Worlde, Stax and Groove Records

Mercury ‎– SR 60607
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Stereo

Sleeve Condition (Out of 10) ~ 8 -edge wear
Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ label on one side - stamped on the other
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10) 
Side 1 - 1-
side 2 - 10 
BIN # *77
BIN *R 1 - 7/10 - paper missing from back cover


A1 It's Just A Matter Of Time 2:26
A2 Endlessly 2:19
A3 So Close 2:06
A4 So Many Ways 2:29
A5 Thank You Pretty Baby 2:29
A6 Hurtin' Inside 2:08
B1 Kiddio 2:35
B2 The Same One 2:27
B3 The Ties That Bind 2:30
B4 Hither And Thither And Yon 2:33
B5 How Many Times 2:20
B6 With All Of My Heart 2:32

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