Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Brook Benton: Rainy Night In Georgia

When I think of Brook Benton, I think Silky and Smooth. That is what the man's voice was like for me and many other soul and R&B music fans of the sixties and seventies. I think this clip of him doing his smash hit Rainy Night In Georgia is so cool.

Over the years his rich baritone voice won him seven number one R&B hits and eight Top Ten items. He had worked on the gospel circuit before he signed with Okeh in 1953. But it was not until sometime later that he achieved fame.

Brook died of complications from spinal meningitis in Queens, New York City, at the age of 56, on 9 April 1988.

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Brook Benton by Brook Benton (Audio CD - Aug 29, 2000) - Original recording remastered

Rainy Night In Georgia by Brook Benton (MP3 Download)

Brook Benton @Amazon.com

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