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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Brook Benton


Download links and information about 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Brook Benton by Brook Benton. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 31:44 minutes.

Artist: Brook Benton
Release date: 2000
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul
Tracks: 12
Duration: 31:44
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No. Title Length
1. It's Just a Matter of Time 2:29
2. Endlessly (featuring Ray Ellis) 2:22
3. Thank You Pretty Baby (featuring Ray Ellis) 2:31
4. So Many Ways (featuring Ray Ellis) 2:32
5. Baby (You've Got What It Takes) (featuring Dinah Washington) 2:47
6. Kiddio 2:40
7. A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love) (featuring Dinah Washington, Belford Hendricks) 2:28
8. Fools Rush In (featuring Belford Hendricks) 2:29
9. Boll Weevil Song 2:38
10. Lie to Me (featuring Jerry Kennedy) 2:16
11. Hotel Happiness (featuring Jerry Kennedy) 2:43
12. Rainy Night In Georgia (feat. Cold Grits) 3:49



The South Carolina–born Brook Benton was weaned on gospel, and it’s beautifully obvious. He's been favorably (and rightfully) compared to Nat King Cole; Benton actually wrote many songs for Cole. Benton's deep-gut voice conveyed real longing and verisimilitude, so it often sounds like he’s singing right to you. That impression is especially evident on his first big hits: 1959’s terrific “It Just a Matter of Time” and the same year’s “Endlessly” (both written by Benton and Clyde Otis). Benton had sass, too; just listen to his 1960 duets with Dinah Washington: the doo-wop soul crusher “Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)" and the mirthful “A Rockin’ Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love)." The talky stroll of the blues traditional “The Boil Weevil Song” is a striking left turn here; it was a novelty hit in ’61. Other songs became ubiquitous in the early ’60s, such as the saucy “Kiddio” and the country-soulful “Lie to Me.” Benton might be best remembered for his massive 1970 comeback hit “Rainy Night in Georgia” (written by Tony Joe White and produced by Tom Dowd).