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Ben E. King

Ben E. King
Born: Sep 23, 1938 in Henderson, NC
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Genre: Pop/Rock, R&B
Biography: From the groundbreaking orchestrated productions of the Drifters to his own solo hits, Ben E. King was the definition of R&B elegance. King's plaintive baritone had all the passion of gospel, but the settings in which it was displayed were tailored more for his honey smooth phrasing and crisp enunciation, ...Read full biography
Don't Play That Song!
Released: 1962
Label: Hallmark
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Ben E. King's third album is a little short in running time but very high in quality, in terms of the dozen songs here. The title track was the selling point, but couldn't help but be seduced by the exquisite ...Read full review
What Is Soul?
Released: 1967
Label: WEA Japan
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The last of Ben E. King's original Atlantic albums (until the 1970s, when he returned to the label), and his last new album for three years, What Is Soul? was actually the product of two years' work. In ...Read full review
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