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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
Spanish Harlem
Released: 1961
Label: Atlantic
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A close look at this album reveals just how ambitious Atlantic Records could be in the early 1960s, in generating LPs. Technically speaking, Ben E. King's debut long-player is a concept album -- or, at ...Read full review
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