• Brook BENTON - The Early Years 1953-1959

This collection follows on from the two previous best selling volumes from Jasmine, (JASCD687 & JASCD744). Presented this time is kind of a prequel, which as the title suggests, focuses on his early years which show the breadth and scope of his talent, both as a songwriter and balladeer in gospel and doo wop groups.

Includes his very first chart single 'A Million Miles from Nowhere' and plenty of rare and collectable material including demo sessions that he recorded during his rise to fame. This is the first time this material has been released in one package.

There really is no denying the smooth, persuasive, gospel-based crooning that Brook Benton delivers as he melts the hearts of anyone who is lucky enough to listen.

Compiled by Opal Nations who also wrote the fully detailed liner notes.

See also JASCD 687, JASCD 744 .

Track Listing

Disc 1

THE SANDMEN
1. WHEN I GROW TOO OLD TO DREAM
2. SOMEBODY TO LOVE
BROOK BENTON AND THE SANDMEN
3. OOH
4. THE KENTUCKIAN SONG
BROOK BENTON w/ The Ray Ellis Orchestra
5. BRING ME LOVE
6. SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS
BROOK BENTON w/ The Leroy Kirkland Orchestra
7. LOVE MADE ME YOUR FOOL
8. GIVE ME A SIGN
9. THE WALL
10. ALL MY LOVE BELONGS TO YOU
BROOK BENTON w/ The Ray Ellis Orchestra
11. ROCK 'N' ROLL THAT RHYTHM (ALL NITE LONG)
BROOK BENTON w/ The Leroy Kirkland Orchestra
12. ANYTHING FOR YOU
13. TELL ME
BROOK BENTON w/ The Ray Ellis Orchestra
14. PARTNERS FOR LIFE
BROOK BENTON w/ The Quincy Jones Orchestra
15. CAN I HELP IT
BROOK BENTON w/ The Leroy Kirkland Orchestra
16. YOU SHOULD HAVE TOLD ME
BROOK BENTON
17. I WANNA DO EVERYTHING FOR YOU
18. COME ON, BE NICE
19. IF ONLY I HAD KNOWN
20. YOUR LOVE ALONE
21. A MILLION MILES FROM NOWHERE
22. DEVOTED
23. BECAUSE YOU LOVE ME
24. CRINOLINE SKIRT
25. CRAZY IN LOVE WITH YOU
26. I'M COMING BACK TO YOU
27. ONLY YOUR LOVE
28. YOU'RE FOR ME
29. SENTIMENTAL DADDY-O

Disc 2

1. A DOOR THAT IS OPEN
THE DEMO SESSIONS
2. AIN'T IT GOOD
3. ONE LOVE TOO MANY
4. DON'T WALK AWAY FROM ME
5. MAY I
6. YOU'RE MOVIN' ME
7. NOTHING IN THE WORLD
8. NEXT STOP PARADISE
9. KEEP ME IN MIND
10. I'LL NEVER STOP TRYING
11. WALKING TOGETHER
12. WHAT A KISS WON'T DO
13. COME ON LET'S GO
14. MY LOVE WILL LAST
15. COME BACK MY LOVE
16. A LOVER'S QUESTION
17. I'LL STOP ANYTHING I'M DOING
18. EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT
19. COMPLETELY
20. THE REST OF THE WAY
21. I'LL MEET YOU AFTER CHURCH NEXT SUNDAY
22. THIS BITTER EARTH
23. LOOKING BACK
24. MARK MY WORD
25. DOGGONE BABY DOGGONE
26. YOU CAN'T GET AWAY FROM ME
27. NINETY-NINE PERCENT
28. STEPPIN' OUT TONIGHT
29. A NEW LOVE
THE BILL LANDFORD QUARTET
30. JESUS LOVER OF MY SOUL
31. THE DEVIL IS A REAL BRIGHT BOY
32. I DREAMED OF A CITY CALLED HEAVEN
33. YOU AIN'T GOT FAITH

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 10/10/2014
UPC Bar Code No 604988078428

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Brook BENTON - The Early Years 1953-1959

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