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MG-20602: Songs I Love To Sing / Brook Benton

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 20602A MS1    FF
SIDE-B MG 20602B MS1    FF



Comments

Back cover in heavy water damage.

Inside The Groove

Mr. Benton's fourth album on Mercury, backed up with strings orchestra.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Compared with previous albums such as SR-60077 and SR-60146, His singings and songs he sings get more swingy and bluesy. But unfortunately his style is a kind of “pre-Soul” voicing, and we cannot get “Soul” from this album.

Anyway, his lyrical voice is always great. Fine.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

7 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 Moonlight In Vermont (John Blackburn & Karl Suessdorf) 3:35
A-2 It's Been A Long Long Time (Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn) 2:24
A-3 Lover Come Back To Me (Romberg & Hammerstein) 3:04
A-4 If You Are But A Dream (Moe Jaffe, Jack Fulton & Nat Bonx) 3:10
A-5 Why Try To Change Me (Joseph McCarthy, Jr. & C. Coleman) 2:54
A-6 September Song (Maxwell Anderson & Kurt Weill) 3:02
SIDE-B
B-1 Oh! What It Seemed To Be (Bennie Benjamin, Frankie Carle & George David Weiss) 3:14
B-2 Baby Won't You Please Come Home (Charles Warfield & Clarence Williams) 2:53
B-3 They Can't Take That Away From Me (George & Ira Gershwin) 2:53
B-4 I'll Be Around (A. Wilder) 2:25
B-5 I Don't Know Enough About You (Peggy Lee & Dave Barbour) 4:25
B-6 Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) (Rube Bloom & Johnny Mercer) 2:25

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

Brook Benton (vo) and orchestra.

Recorded maybe in 1960 (needs confirmation).

The Artist Also Appears on...

Brook Benton (vo) :
  • Mercury MG-20421 / SR-60077 : It's Just A Matter Of Time
  • Mercury MG-20464 / SR-60146 : Endlessly
  • Mercury MG-20565 / SR-60225 : I Love You In So Many Ways
  • Mercury MG-20588 / SR-60244 : The Two Of Us / Dinah Washington & Brook Benton
  • Mercury MG-20602 / SR-60602 : Songs I Love To Sing
  • Mercury MG-20607 / SR-60607 : Brook Benton Golden Hits
  • Mercury MG-20619 / SR-60619 : If You Believe
  • Mercury MG-20641 / SR-60641 : Boll Weevil Song And 11 Other Great Hits
  • Mercury MG-20673 / SR-60673 : There Goes That Song Again
  • Mercury MG-20740 / SR-60740 : Lie To Me / Singing The Blues
  • Mercury MG-20774 / SR-60774 : Golden Hits Volume 2
  • Mercury MG-20830 / SR-60830 : Best Ballads Of Broadway
  • Mercury MG-20886 / SR-60886 : Born To Sing The Blues
  • Mercury MG-20918 / SR-60918 : On The Countryside
  • Mercury MG-20934 / SR-60934 : This Bitter Earth
  • Mercury MGD-9 / SRD-9 : Galaxy - Music From 16 Great Artists / Various Artists
  • Mercury MG-20651 / SR-60651 : Chart Winners - A Collection Of Mercury's Top Pop Hits / Various Artists
  • Mercury MG-20826 / SR-60826 : Original Golden Hits Of The Great Blues Singers / Various Artists



Jackets

Front Back
[MG-20602 FRONT] [MG-20602 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20602 A] [MG-20602 B]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
Last Updated: 09:26:53 JST, 06/15/2015