Brenton Wood

So much of the current debate around dementia focuses on carers and the financial time bomb facing the NHS, that it can seem as if we lose sight of those actually suffering it. So it was good to see the start of Channel 4’s new three-part series Dementiaville put the focus back on patients, exploring both how they are affected and new treatment methods that ameliorate the sense of anxiety that can accompany the condition. More @ telegraph

Serena Williams won her 20th Grand Slam title when she claimed the French Open crown today with a 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 success over Lucie Safarova. Suffering from illness all week, the American showed her technical and battling qualities to quell an opponent who showed her own guts at Roland Garros. It had been a difficult fortnight for Williams, yet she still proved her class. The French Open was her third and she is now just two behind the legendary Steffi Graf in terms of Grand Slam singles titles. Czech-born Safarova, playing her first Grand Slam final, led by a break in the deciding set but Williams won the last six games. The 33-year-old Williams becomes the third player - male or female - to win 20 major singles titles. Victory at Wimbledon in July would see Williams hold all four major titles at once, having managed the feat already in 2003. (voice)

Play list for Sunday 7-05-2015 (sorry in mono)

Curtis Mayfield - It's alright (remake)
Randy Crawford - Endlessly
Coptic - Steel Pan Pump Me Up
Will Downing - This Song Is For You
Phil Perry - A Better Man
Whitney Houston - For The Love Of You
D'Angelo - Higher
Joyce Elaine Yuille - Follow The Sun
Donell Jones - I'll Go
Charlie Wilson - Hey Lover
Harold Melvin - I Really Love You

Brenton Wood x3
1 Me and You 2 I Want Love
3 Gimme Little Sign

Quincy Jones - I'll Be Good To You
Dianna Ross - I'm Coming Out
J T Taylor - Feel The need
Womack & Womack - Life Is Just A Ballgame
Sounds Of Blackness - I Believe
Omar ft. Angie Stone - Be Thankful
Joe - Future Teller
Teddy Pendergrass - Believe In Love
Rhythm'n Jazz - Just In Case

Brenton Wood's biography:

Brenton Wood (born Alfred Jesse Smith, July 26, 1941, Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American singer and songwriter known for his two 1967 hit singles, "The Oogum Boogum Song" and "Gimme Little Sign".Early singles for Brent Records and Wand Records failed to chart. Wood signed with Double Shot Records, and his "The Oogum Boogum Song" reached #19 on the US Billboard R&B chart and #34 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the spring of 1967. In Southern California, "The Oogum Boogum Song" hit the top 10 on KGB-FM and #1 on KHJ. Wood's biggest hit came a few months later, as "Gimme Little Sign" hit #9 on the pop chart, #19 on the R&B charts, #2 on KHJ, and #8 in the UK Singles Chart; sold over one million copies; and was awarded a gold disc. The title is actually only sung once in the song, right at the beginning of the first verse "If you do want me, gimme little sign, girl..."; the chorus instead repeats "Give Me Some Kind of Sign." Wood's "Baby You Got It" peaked at #34 on the Hot 100 during the last week of 1967 and #3 on KHJ on 31 January 1968.  Wood recorded a duet with Shirley Goodman. His next song to reach the charts was "Come Softly to Me" in 1977. More @ wiki

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