Brenton Wood's charmingly unpredictable phrasing and his infectious sense of good times made the smooth uptown soul of "The Oogum Boogum Song" and "Gimme Little Sign" into hits in 1967. Those two songs became genuine R&B classics of their era. Wood continued to perform, even recording a duet with Shirley Goodman. He reached the charts again in 1977 with "Come Softly to Me". Following its release, Wood became part of the oldies soul circuit. In 2001, he returned with an album of new material, This Love Is for Real.