SOU-130556

Ben E. King Spanish Harlem

8,26 €

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BEN E. KING'S MAGNIFECENT DEBUT ALBUM

The great Ben E. King got his start as the lead voice of The Drifters on such hits as There Goes My Baby and Save the Last Dance for Me. He went on to a successful solo career with a string of singles that matched his soulful, smooth and sexy baritone voice with tastefully arranged string sections and Latin rhythms. His singing melts down any divisions between passionate and sofisticated soul, elegant pop, and blues ballads.

This quintessential collector’s edition contains King’s celebrated debut album for Atlantic, Spanish Harlem (1961), produced by the legendary team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. In addition,  10 bonus tracks from the same period (the immortal Stand By Me, among them) which together with the album constitute the definitive overview of this influential soul singer's work. Pure class from one of the greats.

PERSONNEL:


BEN E. KING
lead vocals, plus:
AL CAIOLA, GEORGE BARNES (guitar)
GEORGE DUVIVIER (bass)
ERNIE HAYES (piano)
GARY CHESTER (drums)
RAY BARRETO (percussion)
URBIE GREEN (trombone)
CHARLES MARGULIS (trumpet)
among others.

Recorded in New York City, 1959-1961.
Arranged by Stan Applebaum.
Original recordings produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET, RARE PHOTOS
VINTAGE MEMORABILIA & DETAILED LINER NOTES


TRACKS:

01 AMOR 3:10
02 SWAY 2:20
03 COME CLOSER TO ME 2:37
04 PERFIDIA 2:06
05 GRANADA 2:29
06 SWEET AND GENTLE 2:27
07 PERHAPS, PERHAPS, PERHAPS 2:14
08 FRENESÍ 3:12
09 SOUVENIR OF MEXICO 2:27
10 BÉSAME MUCHO 2:59
11 LOVE ME, LOVE ME 2:39
12 SPANISH HARLEM 2:55

BONUS TRACKS

13 STAND BY ME 2:57
14 FIRST TASTE OF LOVE 2:20
15 YOUNG BOY BLUES 2:22
16 BRACE YOURSELF 2:04
17 HERE COMES THE NIGHT 2:23
18 TOO BAD 2:36
19 ON THE HORIZON 2:21
20 NOBODY BUT ME by Ben E. King with The Drifters 2:34
21 LONELY WINDS by Ben E. King with The Drifters 2:50
22 SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME by Ben E. King with The Drifters 2:28

TOTAL TIME: 56:27

Reference: SOU-130556
Label: Soul Jam
Label code: 600812
Format: CD
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 8436028690695