Brenton Wood is a Soul singer who is probably best known for his songs 'Gimme Little Sign' and the 'Ooogum Boogum Song' (both released in 1967). As a child, a young Alfred Jesse Smith and his family relocated from Louisiana to San Pedro in Los Angeles, California. With Little Freddy & The Rockets, he recorded 'All My Love' b/w 'Too Fat' for the Chief imprint in 1958. Brenton further developed his musical skills and became a competent pianist, releasing some early 45's for the Brent, First President and Wand imprints.

At First President, he released 'The Kangaroo' b/w 'That's The Way It Is' in 1960, followed by 'Mr. Schemer' b/w 'Hide-A-Way' for Wand Records in 1963. At Brent, he recorded 'Good Lovin' (in 1966), 'Cross The Bridge' (also in 1966) and 'I Want Love' (in 1967). He then signed to Double Shot Records and released 'The Oogum Boogum Song' b/w 'I Like The Way You Love Me' in 1967.The song reached number 19 on the Billboard R&B chart and number 34 on the Pop charts.

The same year he released 'Gimme Little Sign' b/w 'I Think You've Got Your Fools Mixed Up', which reached number 9 on the pop chart and number 19 on the R&B charts (was also recorded by Ricky Nelson).'Gimme Little Sign' was awarded a gold disc and sold over a million copies.

Brenton then released, 'Baby You Got It' b/w 'Catch You On The Rebound' (in 1967) and 'Some Got It, Some Don't' (in 1968). He then recorded a duet with Shirley Goodman (under the name of Shirley and Alfred) entitled 'Kid Games And Nursery Rhymes' b/w 'Too Much, Too Soon' in 1968.

Brenton released further Double Shot 45's in between 1969 and 1971, including 'Lovey Dovey Kinda Lovin', 'Some Got It, Some Don't', 'Trouble' (all in 1968) and 'Where Are You' and 'Whoop It On Me' (in 1969).

1970 saw 'Can You Dig It', 'Boogaloosa, Louisian', and 'Sad Little Song' (in 1971) for the label.

He reached the charts again in 1977, with 'Come Softly to Me' b/w 'You're Everything I Need' for the Cream Records imprint (a song originally recorded by the Fleetwoods in 1959).

All of the rights to his songs are, allegedly, owned by the Los Angeles disc jockey, Art Laboe. He continues to release new material to this day for his Mr. Wood imprint.

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