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SR-60934: This Bitter Earth / Brook Benton

[Front Cover] Label Type : red Mercury type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A SR 60934-A-M1    BI    RR
SIDE-B SR 60934-B-M1    EI    RR



Comments

with original Mercury inner sleeve.

Inside The Groove

Benton's last album on Mercury.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

This is his last album on Mercury Label, released maybe in 1964.

His voice is always full of Benton's mellow and deep tones. Other than rather famous smash hits "This Bitter Earth" and "It's Too Late To Turn Back Now", many swingy up-tempo numbers are also fine.

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

8 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 This Bitter Earth (Clyde Otis) 3:07
A-2 Don't Do What I Did (Do What I Say) (Bennie Benjamin - Sol Marcus) 2:34
A-3 Please, Please Make It Easy (McCoy - Williams) 2:40
A-4 There's No Fool Like An Old Fool (Van McCoy) 2:59
A-5 Fire Brown Frame (Cartiero - J. Mayo Williams) 2:38
A-6 What Is A Woman Without A Man (Brook Benton) 2:31
SIDE-B
B-1 Lumberjack (Charles Arrington) 2:17
B-2 Do It Right (Rudy Clark) 2:30
B-3 What Else Do You Want From Me (J. Williams - L. Harrison) 3:05
B-4 Learning To Love Again (Vance - E. Snyder) 3:13
B-5 I Had It (J. Williams - L. Harrison) 1:52
B-6 It's Too Late To Turn Back Now (Clyde Otis) 1:52

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 & conducted by Luchi De Jesus.

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
[SR-60934 FRONT] [SR-60934 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[SR-60934 A] [SR-60934 B]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[SR-60934 FRONT SLEEVE] [SR-60934 BACK SLEEVE]

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