Brenton Wood's 18 Best

Brenton Wood's 18 Best

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by Brenton Wood
     
 

It's hard not to hear Brenton Wood's biggest hit, "Gimme Little Sign," and not be convinced that it very well might be the greatest single ever cut. It relies on no one thing -- the song is slinky, surprising, and seductive, blessed with a perfect production (the organ break in the middle is positively, eerily beautiful) and a wonderful, understated performance by… See more details below

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It's hard not to hear Brenton Wood's biggest hit, "Gimme Little Sign," and not be convinced that it very well might be the greatest single ever cut. It relies on no one thing -- the song is slinky, surprising, and seductive, blessed with a perfect production (the organ break in the middle is positively, eerily beautiful) and a wonderful, understated performance by Wood, who proves with his smooth, sure-handed delivery that he is one of the finest soul singers of his generation. Apart from "Gimme Little Sign" and the cheerful, infectious "Oogun Boogum," he had few blockbusters, but those were two of the best singles of the '60s, and the rest of his canon was uniformly enjoyable, even if lacking songs as undeniable as that pair. Sadly, his catalog still lacks a truly convincing overview of his career, but in a pinch, 18 Best will have to do. Doggedly non-chronological, lacking liner notes or cohesion, and not necessarily spotlighting his best, it still does make a strong case for Wood's talents as a singer and even the weaker material is enjoyable, thanks to his voice and production. It may not be perfect, but it does have a perfect single, one nearly as good, and a bunch of other songs that prove Wood was at the forefront of uptown soul in the '60s.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/1994
Label:
Original Sound
UPC:
0081658886529
catalogNumber:
8886

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  1. Gimme Little Sign  - Brenton Wood
  2. Oogum Boogum  - Brenton Wood
  3. Baby You Got It  - Brenton Wood
  4. I Think You've Got Your Fools Mixed up  - Brenton Wood
  5. Great Big Bundle of Love  - Brenton Wood
  6. I'm the One Who Knows  - Brenton Wood
  7. Lovey Dovey Kind of Love  - Brenton Wood
  8. Can You Dig It  - Brenton Wood
  9. Whoop It on Me  - Brenton Wood
  10. Take a Chance  - Brenton Wood
  11. Catch You on the Rebound  - Brenton Wood
  12. Me and You  - Brenton Wood
  13. I Like the Way You Love Me  - Brenton Wood
  14. Darlin'  - Brenton Wood
  15. Where Were You  - Brenton Wood
  16. Two Time Loser  - Brenton Wood
  17. Sad Little Songs  - Brenton Wood
  18. Good Night Baby  - Brenton Wood

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