Benny Scott

The rare dance disc that everybody wants by Texan Benny Scott is the frantic uptempo horn driven “Nobody But You”. It’s pretty good as far as it goes, especially due to Scott’s high tenor wailing, but it lacks emotional depth for me. Far better is the much rarer Whiz 45 with the excellent ListenCome Home on it. This tuneful ballad has more than touch of doo wop in the chord changes and a spare almost delicate accompaniment of guitar, organ bass and drums, but the best part is listening to Scott weave his way in and out of the melody, adding emotional charge to the slight lyric via his superb timing and sense of dynamics. Really very good indeed. The “Monkey Song” flip presumably dates this to 1963/4.

The Whiz labe lwas owned by Charles “Whiz” Whisenhunt whose most famous artist was probably the excellent Gene Vell.


ListenCome home / monkey song ~ WHIZ 501 (1963/4)
Nobody but you / Little Bobo soul ~ MELLOW TOWN 1012 (1967/8?)

Note ~ Benny Scott from Chicago on Brunswick may well be a different artist – can anybody confirm? In any event his “One More Time” is a first class big city ballad that everyone should have.

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