Benton, Brook : Rainy Night in Georgia: The Complete Reprise & Cotillion Singles A's & B's

Brook Benton : Rainy Night in Georgia: The Complete Singles A's & B's 2xCD

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He’s one of the all-time great soul balladeers, with 58 pop and 38 R&B hits to his credit, and his beautiful baritone is one of the most recognizable voices in all of pop and soul music, but Brook Benton has never had any kind of collection devoted to his last great body of work, the Jimmy Bowen-produced sides he recorded for Reprise and the Arif Mardin-produced material he recorded for Cotillion during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Now, in true Real Gone fashion, we’ve put together a two-CD package that includes the A and B-side of every single side Benton recorded for the two labels, all but one (see below) in their original mono single mixes and, after an exhaustive vault search, all but three from original tape sources. These 31 sides display a staggering stylistic versatility ranging from R&B takes on pop standards like “My Way” (yes, that song can be funky, and it’s here in a rare stereo single mix!), “I Gotta Be Me,” and “The Glory of Love,” to gospel songs like “If You Think God Is Dead,” topical tunes like “Heaven Help Us All” and “A Black Child Can’t Smile,” and, of course, some Southern-dipped soul like the #1 R&B hit “Rainy Night in Georgia” and the seven single sides he recorded with the Dixie Flyers, including the hits “Shoes” and “Don’t It Make You Want to Go Home.” Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision and annotated by Gene Sculatti, Rainy Night in Georgia—The Complete Reprise & Cotillion Singles A’s & B’s is a major soul find and deserves a place on the shelf right next to Brook’s classic Mercury material.

1. Laura (What's He Got That I Ain't Got)
2. You're the Reason I'm Living
3. Weakness in a Man
4. The Glory of Love
5. Lonely Street
6. Instead (Of Loving You)
7. Do Your Own Thing
8. I Just Know What to Do with Myself
9. Touch 'Em with Love
10. She Knows What to Do for Me
11. Nothing Can Take the Place of You
12. Woman Without Love
13. Rainy Night in Georgia
14. Where Do I Go from Here
15. My Way
16. A Little Bit of Soap
1. Don't It Make You Want to Go Home
2. I've Gotta Be Me
3. Shoes
4. Let Me Fix It
5. Heaven Help Us All
6. Whoever Finds This (I Love You)
7. Take a Look at Your Hands
8. If You Think God Is Dead
9. Please Send Me Someone to Love
10. She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye
11. A Black Child Can't Smile
12. Soul Santa
13. Let Us All Get Together with the Lord
14. Movin' Day
15. Poor Make Believer

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