FRUITS OF THE MOOD

FRUITS OF THE MOOD
My blogs are dedicated to great singers from all over the world, great actors and actresses, music and memories.
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Blossoms will run away -
Cakes reign but a Day.
But Memory like Melody,
Is pink eternally
(Emily Dickinson)

Brook Benton



Here is a most beautiful song performed by the great Brook Benton.
Brook Benton was an American singer with a silky-smooth baritone voice that propelled him to a long string of pop and rhythm & blues hits. Born Benjamin Franklin Peay in 1931 in Camden, SC, he enjoyed as a young man gospel music and wrote songs. So in 1948 he went to New York to pursue his music career. He went in and out of gospel groups such as "The Langfordaires", "The Jerusalem Stars" and "The Golden Gate Quartet". When coming back to his home state he joined a R&B singing group, "the Sandmen", and went back to New York to get a big break with his new singing group. Brook earned a good living writing songs and co-producing albums. He wrote songs for artists such as Nat King Cole, Clyde McPhatter, and Roy Hamilton. Soon he released his first hit, "A Million Miles From Nowhere". Later he went on to Mercury label, which would eventually bring him big success. Finally in 1959 he made his big break with his hits, "It's Just a Matter of Time" and "Endlessly". He had many #1 hits such as "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Hotel Happiness". In 1960, he had two top 10 hit duets with Dinah Washington: "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" and "A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall In Love)". He made a total of 38 singles. The last album made by Brook Benton was "Fools Rush In" which was released in 2005. He passed away in 1988.
Enjoy Brook Benton's voice!

God bless the child
video

Another great song by Brook Benton.
Mother nature, father time
video

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