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MG-20886: Born To Sing The Blues / Brook Benton

[Front Cover] Label Type : red Mercury type B
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 20886A M1    O    P
SIDE-B MG 20886B M1    O    P    C



Comments

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Inside The Groove

Benton's Blues singing with orchestra in the slow mood.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Can we say such kind of music as “Blues” now? ... I don't know, But anyway Brook Benton sings many blues favourites on this “Singing the Blues” album.

It's not Chicago style, Louisianna style, New Orleans style, nor very traditional folk blues style. Backed up with smooth, melodious and lazy arranged Orchestra (conducted by Luchi DeJesus), Benton sings so mellow as he always is. All famous tunes are in different arrangements (from well-known original recordings of each songs), and it's all great as if all songs are initially written for Benton.

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

7 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 Born To Sing The Blues (Lenny Adelson - Imogen Carpenter) 2:50
A-2 Daddy Knows (Norman Mapp) 2:42
A-3 Why Don't You Write Me (Laura Hollins) 2:26
A-4 So Little Time (W. Clayton) 2:31
A-5 Since I Met You Baby (Ivory Joe Hunter) 3:00
A-6 The Sun's Gonna Shine In My Door (Bill Broonzy) 2:33
SIDE-B
B-1 After Midnight (That's When I Miss You The Most) (M. Singleton - J. Kennedy) 2:18
B-2 Every Goodbye Ain't Gone (Norman Mapp) 2:41
B-3 I Worry 'Bout You (Harry Link - Fred Hildebrand - Vera Michelena) 2:40
B-4 God Bless The Child (Billie Holiday - Arthur Herzog) 3:10
B-5 Nobody Knows (And Nobody Seems To Care) (Irving Berlin) 3:35
B-6 I'll Never Be Free (Bennie Benjamin - George Weiss) 2:40

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) with Orchestra arranged and conducted by Luchi DeJesus.

Recorded November 28 and 29, 1963.

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-20886 FRONT] [MG-20886 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20886 A] [MG-20886 B]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
Last Updated: 09:26:54 JST, 06/15/2015