Brook Benton

Lie to Me - Benton Singing Blues + Endlessly (263495)

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Lie to Me - Benton Singing Blues + Endlessly

Brook Benton

Hoo Doo Records

8436542016919

HOO 143395

263495

SOUL

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CD 8,26 €

2 LPs ON 1 CD + 4 BONUS TRACKS

A consummate singer, Brook Benton was the early soul era’s smoothest crooner, combining his pop instincts with a storyteller’s nack. Since the late Fifties he racked up an astounding string of successes on both the pop and R&B charts, and seemed to do so effortlessly. This quintessential CD includes two of Benton’s finest albums, which were originally released on the Mercury label and have been long unavailable until now. Lie To Me: Brook Benton Singing the Blues (1962), chronicled his move into the blues and the soul ballad, while the brilliant Endlessly (1959), featured the classic title track (which became a hit single), plus sublime renditions of some standards from The Great American Songbook, such as “Because of You,” “Time After Time,” and “Blue Skies,” all delivered with Benton’s silky mellow baritone voice. These two soulful late-night masterpieces have been remastered and packaged together in this collector’s edition, which also contains 4 bonus tracks from the same period.

PERSONNEL:

BROOK BENTON, lead vocals, plus:

Boots Randolph (saxophone), Bill Justis (trumpet), Charlie McCoy (harmonica),
Harold Bradley (guitar), Bob Moore (bass), Hargus “Pig” Robbins (piano),
Ray Stevens (organ), Buddy Harman (drums), The Merry Melody Singers (backing vocals), among others.

Orchestras conducted and arranged by Fred Norman and Ray Ellis.

Recorded in Nashville and New York City, between 1958 and 1962.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

TRACKS:

LIE TO ME: BROOK BENTON SINGING THE BLUES
01 LIE TO ME
02 CHAINS OF LOVE
03 GOT YOU ON MY MIND
04 VALLEY OF TEARS
05 TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER
06 MY TRUE CONFESSION
07 I GOT WHAT I WANTED
08 WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW
09 PLEDGING MY LOVE
10 TOMORROW NIGHT
11 SEND FOR ME
12 LOOKING BACK

ENDLESSLY
13 PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE
14 BECAUSE OF YOU
15 MORE THAN YOU KNOW
16 BLUE SKIES
17 TIME AFTER TIME
18 A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND AN EVENING
19 ENDLESSLY
20 THE THINGS I LOVE
21 (IT’S NO) SIN
22 AROUND THE WORLD
23 MAY I NEVER LOVE AGAIN
24 YOU’LL NEVER KNOW

BONUS TRACKS
25 HOTEL HAPPINESS
26 STILL WATERS RUN DEEP
27 HONEY BABE
28 IT’S JUST A HOUSE WITHOUT YOU

TOTAL TIME: 77:27 min