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Ben E. King - Stand by Me & Other Favorites (2004)

Blues, Pop | Author: artmuss | 3-10-2016, 09:51
Ben E. King - Stand by Me & Other Favorites (2004)Artist: Ben E. King
Title Of Album: Stand by Me & Other Favorites
Year Of Release: 2004
Label: Collectables / Rhino
Country: United States
Genre: Soul, Pop, Rhythm & Blues
Quality: FLAC (tracks +.cue,log,scans)
Bitrate: Lossless
Time: 28:38
Full Size: 130 mb

Ben E. King, a singer and songwriter whose 1961 hit “Stand by Me” became an enduring rhythm-and-blues classic and found a new generation of fans through the popular 1986 film of the same title, died April 30 at a hospital near his home in Teaneck, N.J. He was 76.

His publicist, Phil Brown, confirmed the death, but other details were not immediately available.

Mr. King, who had one of the greatest voices of his time, recorded his first chart-topping hits in the 1950s, when he was a member of the Drifters. He sang the lead vocal on “There Goes My Baby,” “This Magic Moment” and “Save the Last Dance for Me,” the last of which became a No. 1 pop hit for the Drifters in 1959.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 as a member of the Drifters, but he found at least as much acclaim after he left the group in 1960. Dropping his original name, Ben Nelson, he embarked on a solo career as Ben E. King and scored a hit in 1961 with the exotic ballad “Spanish Harlem,” which begins, “There is a rose in Spanish Harlem, a red rose up in Spanish Harlem.”

TRACKLIST:

1 Stand By Me 2:57
2 Don't Play That Song 2:56
3 I Who Have Nothing 2:34
4 First Taste OF Love 2:19
5 Amore 2:58
6 Spanish Harlem 2:55
7 Ecstasy 2:31
8 That's When It Hurts 3:15
9 Seven Letters 2:52
10 Supernatural Thing Part 1 3:16





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