Rainy Night in Georgia – Brook Benton – soulful melancholia Brook Benton
So Many Ways
It’s Just A Matter Of Time
Baby You’ve Got What It Takes
A Rockin’ Good Way Duets with Dinah Washington
Rainy Night in Georgia 1970
His real name was Benjamin Franklin Peay
Born: September 19, 1931, Camden, SC
Died: April 9, 1988, New York, NY
With seven number one hits (R&B hits and eight Top Ten) due to his rich voice and singing style again an artist with gospel circuit roots.
1953, signed for OKEH were Clyde Otis and Brook cowrote hundreds of demos for other artists. Later they moved to Mercury
1959 “It’s Just a Matter of Time,” then followed with “Thank You Pretty Baby,” “So Many Ways,” and “Kiddio.” Then with Dinah on “Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)” and “A Rockin’ Good Way” in 1960.
The early ’60s were a prolific period for Benton, but he left Mercury a few years later and bounced between labels before reemerging with the in 1970 Tony Joe White