With a solo career dating back to 1964. Elkie Brooks had more than paid her dues when ‘overnight’ success arrived in the shape of her first Top 10 single, 1977’s Liber-Stroller produced Pearl’s Singer. Underpinning her career has been the pursuit of quality and excellence, a trait not lost on the record buying public. Widely regarded as one of the UK’s finest vocalists and with an impressive run of chart albums spanning twenty years, Ellkie Brooks has re-emerged to delight a new generation of fans, thanks to her recent appearance on the music reality show ‘Reborn in the USA’. This 3-CD collection serves as a timely reminder of her enduring and remarkable talent.
Recompiled from four of her charts albums, ‘No More The Fool’ (1966), ‘Bookbinder’s Kid,’ (1988), ‘Round Midnight,’ mid-1980’searyl 90’s output for the Legend and Castle labels. Alongside the chart hits ‘No More The Fool,’ ‘Break The Chain,’ and ‘We’ve Got Tonight,’ the set also includes stunning renditions of blues and Jazz standards such as ‘I’d Rather Go Blind,’ ‘Blues For Mama,’ ‘Cry Me A River,’ ‘Don’t Smoke In Bed,’ ‘Black Coffee,’ and the submine ‘I Can’t Dream, Can’t I.’
This album’s available to purchase from all good record stores, including HMV.