Hadda Brooks

Hadda Brooks

blues, jazz vocal, soul, jazz, pop

Hadda Brooks (October 29, 1916 – November 21, 2002), was an American pianist, vocalist and composer. She was born Hadda Hapgood on October 29, 1916 and raised in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles, by her parents, who had migrated to California from the South. Her mother, Goldie Wright, was a doctor and her father, John Hapgood, a deputy sheriff. Her grandfather, Samuel Alexander Hopgood (October 22, 1857 – November 30, 1944), moved to California from Atlanta, Georgia, and proved to be an enormous influence on Brooks.

Time Was When [1996]
  • 1. Time Was When (2:48)
  • 2. My Romance (3:11)
  • 3. You Won't Let Me Go (3:17)
  • 4. I Must Have That Man (3:58)
  • 5. I'm A Fool To Want You (4:03)
  • 6. I Feel So Good (2:48)
  • 7. Miss Brown To You (3:00)
  • 8. Can You Look Me In The Eye? (4:12)
  • 9. You Go Your Way And I'll Go Crazy (3:34)
  • 10. Close Your Eyes And I'll Be There (4:46)
  • 11. The Thrill Is Gone (3:38)
  • 12. Mama's Blues (6:25)
  • 13. How Do You Speak To An Angel? (3:51)
  • 14. I Hadn't Anyone Till You (5:02)
  • 15. Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl (3:25)