Inscribed Photograph Signed

BENTON, Brook (1931-88)

Soft cover
From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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Known as "The Babbling Brook," this influential African-American songwriter and smooth crooner of rhythm and blues and early rock and roll achieved huge popularity in the 1950s and early '60s with "Endlessly," "It's Just a Matter of Time" (both 1959) and other hits, many of which he co-wrote -- then in 1970 he staged a comeback with his soulful rendition of "Rainy Night in Georgia." Unusual IPS, 6" X 9", n.p., n.y. [circa 1960]. Very good. Several inoffensive small tape stains at corners. Black and white magazine photograph, apparently from an entertainment publication. Lovely family portrait of a smiling Benton in suit and tie seated on a sofa alongside his wife, two children in the foreground. In a light area at upper left, he boldly pens in blue ballpoint: "The Best / of Everything to / Donald Burnell / from Brook Benton / thanks for being a fan." He also pens "Mary" across his wife's white blouse and the first names of his two children ("Bennie" and "Roy") on the front of their suit coats. A scarce autograph, and quite unusual in this form. Bookseller Inventory # 36504

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Title: Inscribed Photograph Signed

Binding: Soft cover

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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