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Ben E. King Vol.1 (2CD Set)

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Ben E. King: The Complete Atco/Atlantic Singles Vol. 1 - 1960-1966. (2CD Set)

  • The Late, Great Ben E. King (d. April 30, 2015) Was One of the Greatest Pop and Soul Singers of All Time
  • Between His Stint in the Drifters and His Solo Recordings, He Scored  37 Pop and 30 R&B Chart Hits
  • This 2-CD Set Includes the A and B-sides of All the Classic Singles He Recorded for the Atco/Atlantic Labels from 1960-1966
  • Features Such Legendary Songs as “Spanish Harlem,” “Stand by Me,” “Don’t Play That Song “You Lied)” and “Amor”
  • Many of the 50 Tracks Have Never Been Released on CD in the U.S., and Many More Have Never Been on CD Anywhere in Their Original Mono Single Versions
  • Tracks All from Original Tape Sources
  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision
  • Liner Notes by British Soul Music Expert and DJ Clive Richardson
  • Added Photos
  • The Songs That Made Ben E. King Famous in the Versions That Made Him Famous

From his early days as a last-second replacement in the Drifters to his sterling solo career during which he scored a total of 31 pop and 24 R&B chart hits, the late, great Ben E. King was responsible for some of the most indelible recordings in pop music history. His big, beautiful baritone powered such Hall of Fame songs as “There Goes My Baby,” “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “Spanish Harlem” and, of course, “Stand by Me,” and—almost alone among R&B singers of his era—he successfully transitioned into the disco era of the ‘70s with hits like “Supernatural Thing” and his acclaimed collaboration with the Average White Band. Now, Real Gone Music, in tandem with SoulMusic Records, is planning to release two of the most ambitious collections ever devoted to Ben E. King’s work, a pair of 2-CD sets containing the A and B-side of every single the man released during his storied career recording for the Atco and Atlantic labels. Long in the making, this first volume features 50 tracks that cover the years 1960 to 1966; many of these songs (especially the B-sides) never came out domestically on CD, and most never came out at all on CD in the original mono single versions found here, all from original tape sources. These are the recordings—and the correct versions of the recordings—that went out over the radio airwaves and made Ben E. King a legend, including “Spanish Harlem,” “Stand by Me,” “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)” and “”Amor,” remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision and annotated by British soul music expert/DJ Clive Richardson. With Ben’s recent passing, a timely release and a major addition to his catalog.


Disc One

1.   Brace Yourself

2.   Show Me the Way

3.   A Help-Each-Other Romance (LaVern Baker & Ben E. King)

4.   How Often (LaVern Baker & Ben E. King)

5.   Spanish Harlem

6.   First Taste of Love

7.   Stand by Me

8.   On the Horizon

9.   Amor

10. Souvenir of Mexico

11. Young Boy Blues

12. Here Comes the Night

13. Ecstasy

14. Yes

15. Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)

16. Hermit of Misty Mountain

17. Too Bad

18. My Heart Cries for You

19. I’m Standing By

20. Walking in the Footsteps of a Fool

21. Tell Daddy

22. Auf Weidersehn, My Dear

23. How Can I Forget

24. Gloria, Gloria

25. I (Who Have Nothing)

26. The Beginning of Time

27. I Could Have Danced All Night

28. Gypsy

 Disc Two

1.   What Now My Love

2.   Groovin’

3.   That’s When It Hurts

4.   Around the Corner

5.   What Can a Man Do

6.   Si Senor

7.   It’s All Over

8.   Let the Water Run Down

9.   Seven Letters

10. River of Tears

11. The Record (Baby I Love You)

12. The Way You Shake It

13. She’s Gone Again

14. Not Now (I’ll Tell You When)

15. Cry No More

16. (There’s) No Place to Hide

17. Goodnight My Love

18. I Can’t Break the News to Myself

19. So Much Love

20. Don’t Drive Me Away

21. I Swear by the Stars Above

22. Get in a Hurry

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