Sunday, July 23, 2017

Brock Peters

Artist: Brock Peters
LP: Sing'a Man
Song: "Venezuela"
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Song: "Down By the Riverside"
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Along with a pair of early '50s Peggy Lee albums in mint condition, this brilliant and beautiful 1959 Brock Peters LP is one of the things I paid cold hard cash ($3) to remove from Doug's Used Records in Yakima last weekend. Born in New York City in 1927, Brock played violin and studied classical voice—as well as physical education and psychology—before going on to stardom on both stage (Porgy and Bess; Anna Lucasta; Body Beautiful) and screen (TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD; STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME). He also evidently recorded a few LPs. You can read more about Brock here, and in the liner notes written by Sidney Poitier and DeDe Daniels (who I'm not able to find any info about—unless she's gone on to become a professional yoga and fitness instructor in the L.A. area), included below.

[ Brock Peters: July 2, 1927 — August 23, 2005 ]

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