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BIOGRAPHY

After signing with Double Shot Records, Brenton had a hit single in 1967 with “The Oogum Boogum Song”, which reached number 19 on the R&B charts and number 34 on the pop charts. But the real star of the “The Oogum Boogum Song” album came in a seemingly inconspicuous number hidden on the second side “Gimme Little Sign”  This song climbed to the number nine position on Billboard in

After signing with Double Shot Records, Brenton had a hit single in 1967 with “The Oogum Boogum Song”, which reached number 19 on the R&B charts and number 34 on the pop charts. But the real star of the “The Oogum Boogum Song” album came in a seemingly inconspicuous number hidden on the second side “Gimme Little Sign”  This song climbed to the number nine position on Billboard in September 1967. 

In the early days of R&B and Pop music, in order to make inroads into the sales charts, a group or performer generally needed a gimmick to gain attention. For Brenton Wood, there was no gimmick necessary. He achieved singing success on the strength of his talent and singing ability. Brenton Wood is among the elite of Pre-baby boomer era artists that have thrived, survived, and made their mark in the annals of American R&B/Soul music history. One sign of their endurance is that their music can still be heard on radio and various media outlets from classic format radio stations to the emerging internet music and media platforms. Another is that they are able to generate independent promotions successfully based on the strength of their names and music achievements. The latter has proven to be difficult with many, but some, such as the legendary artist, Brenton Wood, it is a mainstay of his performance efforts to date. Despite a continuous presence on the recording scene, Brenton appeals to a wide range of listeners, but ironically, he is mainstay and has remained popular among Latinos (Chicanos) throughout California and the Southwest where he is still in high demand at cultural events as well as the car and bike club circuit. No secret here, Brenton Wood still has it and many still want it.

Brenton has worked on several collaborations in recent years and has released projects under his own Mr. Wood Record label including "One Man's Woman" and the 50th Anniversary album "LEGEND." Brenton makes frequent appearances throughout California as his continued popularity has allowed him to successfully produce and promote his own events; while his life journey and his five decades in music clearly demonstrate the value of pure talent and "heart" as essentials required to succeed in the music business. Brenton believes in giving back; accordingly, he also performs at local schools and community outreach events to at risk youth. During these appearances he shares the challenges and successes he has known from both a personal and professional standpoint as he encourages youth with a pro-education and a "can do" message of empowerment.

September 1967. 

In the early days of R&B and Pop music, in order to make inroads into the sales charts, a group or performer generally needed a gimmick to gain attention. For Brenton Wood, there was no gimmick necessary. He achieved singing success on the strength of his talent and singing ability. Brenton Wood is among the elite of Pre-baby boomer era artists that have thrived, survived, and made their mark in the annals of American R&B/Soul music history. One sign of their endurance is that their music can still be heard on radio and various media outlets from classic format radio stations to the emerging internet music and media platforms. Another is that they are able to generate independent promotions successfully based on the strength of their names and music achievements. The latter has proven to be difficult with many, but some, such as the legendary artist, Brenton Wood, it is a mainstay of his performance efforts to date. Despite a continuous presence on the recording scene, Brenton appeals to a wide range of listeners, but ironically, he is mainstay and has remained popular among Latinos (Chicanos) throughout California and the Southwest where he is still in high demand at cultural events as well as the car and bike club circuit. No secret here, Brenton Wood still has it and many still want it.

Brenton has worked on several collaborations in recent years and has released projects under his own Mr. Wood Record label including "One Man's Woman" and the 50th Anniversary album "LEGEND." Brenton makes frequent appearances throughout California as his continued popularity has allowed him to successfully produce and promote his own events; while his life journey and his five decades in music clearly demonstrate the value of pure talent and "heart" as essentials required to succeed in the music business. Brenton believes in giving back; accordingly, he also performs at local schools and community outreach events to at risk youth. During these appearances he shares the challenges and successes he has known from both a personal and professional standpoint as he encourages youth with a pro-education and a "can do" message of empowerment.

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