Living Blues - 11-12/00, p.91
"...Sumptuous strings were a hallmark of the deep-voiced crooner's Mercury catalog....includes his 2 tart hit duets with Dinah Washington and ends with his atmospheric '70 comeback smash 'Rainy Night In Georgia'..."
Personnel includes: Brook Benton, Dinah Washington, The Merry Melody Singers, Cold Grits.
Includes liner notes by Stu Hackel.
Digitally remastered by Suha Gur (2000 Universal Mastering).
This is part of MCA's 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection series.
Liner Note Author: Stu Hackel.
Photographer: Chuck Stewart.
Arranger: Arif Mardin.
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Brook Benton gathers a dozen of the singer/songwriter's greatest hits, including "It's Just a Matter of Time," "Fools Rush In," "The Boll Weevil Song," and his duets with Dinah Washington, "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" and "A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love)." "Kiddio" and "Endlessly" are two more of the many highlights of this collection, which certainly isn't the most comprehensive Brook retrospective available but is nevertheless a delightful introduction to his best known work. ~ Heather Phares