Ben E. King

Ben E. King (born Benjamin Earl Nelson in September 28, 1938 (died of natural causes, aged 76 on April 30, 2015.) in Henderson, North Carolina) was an American soul and pop singer. He is best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me", a top ten hit in both 1961 and 1986.In 1958, Ben Nelson joined a doo wop group, The Five Crowns. Later that same year, The Drifters' manager fired the members of the group and replaced them with The Five Crowns, who had performed several engagements with The Drifters. Read more on Last.fm. Read more

hit by the new version of The Drifters, "There Goes My Baby" (1959). He also sang lead, using his birth name, on "Save the Last Dance for Me," a song written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, "Dance With Me,""This Magic Moment,""I Count the Tears," and other The Drifters hits.In 1960 he left the group after failing to gain a salary increase and a fairer share of the group's royalties. At this point he assumed the more memorable stage name Ben E. King in preparation for a solo career. Remaining on Atlantic, King scored his first solo hit with the stylish, Latin-tinged ballad "Spanish Harlem" (1961). "Stand by Me" was his next recording. "Stand by Me", written by King along with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller was voted one of the Songs of the Century by the Recording Industry Association of America. "Stand by Me" and "Spanish Harlem" were named as two of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll and were both also given a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.King's records continued to place well on the pop charts until 1963, when British pop bands began to dominate the popular music scene. His hits after 1963 were "What is Soul?" (1967), "Supernatural Thing, part 1" (1975), and the re-issue in 1986 of "Stand by Me" following the song's use as the theme music to the movie of the same name.Read more on Last.fm. Read more

The Best Of / 2007 / 15 songs / 40:32

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Play song 1 3:01 2007
Play song 2 2:49 2007
Play song 3 2:55 2007
Play song 4 2:25 2007
Play song 5 3:01 2007
Play song 6 2:22 2007
Play song 7 4:07 2007
Play song 8 2:18 2007
Play song 9 2:25 2007
Play song 10 2:35 2007
Play song 11 2:11 2007
Play song 12 2:11 2007
Play song 13 3:14 2007
Play song 14 2:38 2007
Play song 15 2:20 2007
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Sings For Soulful Lovers / Seven Letters / 2006 / 24 songs

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Stand by Me: The Ben E. King Collection / 2005 / 20 songs / 54:09

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Play song 1 2:56 2005
Play song 2 2:34 2005
Play song 3 2:08 2005
Play song 4 2:18 2005
Play song 5 2:33 2005
Play song 6 2:38 2005
Play song 7 2:52 2005
Play song 8 2:52 2005
Play song 9 2:27 2005
Play song 10 2:53 2005
Play song 11 2:35 2005
Play song 12 2:24 2005
Play song 13 2:26 2005
Play song 14 2:55 2005
Play song 15 2:35 2005
Play song 16 3:15 2005
Play song 17 2:23 2005
Play song 18 2:44 2005
Play song 19 2:20 2005
Play song 20 4:11 2005
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Stand by Me and Other Hits / 1997 / 10 songs / 28:38

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Play song 1 2:57 1997
Play song 2 2:56 1997
Play song 3 2:34 1997
Play song 4 2:19 1997
Play song 5 2:58 1997
Play song 6 2:55 1997
Play song 7 2:31 1997
Play song 8 3:15 1997
Play song 9 2:52 1997
Play song 10 3:16 1997
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Anthology / 1993 / 50 songs / 2:21:48

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# Title Artist Album Duration Year
Play song 1 2:16 1993
Play song 2 2:26 1993
Play song 3 2:32 1993
Play song 4 2:50 1993
Play song 5 2:37 1993
Play song 6 2:11 1993
Play song 7 2:09 1993
Play song 8 2:18 1993
Play song 9 2:56 1993
Play song 10 2:21 1993
Play song 11 2:20 1993
Play song 12 2:58 1993
Play song 13 2:22 1993
Play song 14 2:28 1993
Play song 15 2:58 1993
Play song 16 2:32 1993
Play song 17 3:03 1993
Play song 18 2:41 1993
Play song 19 2:57 1993
Play song 20 2:24 1993
Play song 21 2:43 1993
Play song 22 2:34 1993
Play song 23 2:39 1993
Play song 24 2:10 1993
Play song 25 3:15 1993
Play song 26 2:35 1993
Play song 27 3:16 1993
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Play song 1 2:26 1993
Play song 2 2:52 1993
Play song 3 2:34 1993
Play song 4 2:30 1993
Play song 5 2:55 1993
Play song 6 2:39 1993
Play song 7 3:16 1993
Play song 8 2:47 1993
Play song 9 2:25 1993
Play song 10 3:03 1993
Play song 11 3:21 1993
Play song 12 2:54 1993
Play song 13 2:51 1993
Play song 14 2:53 1993
Play song 15 3:11 1993
Play song 16 2:44 1993
Play song 17 2:46 1993
Play song 18 4:15 1993
Play song 19 3:39 1993
Play song 20 3:37 1993
Play song 21 3:50 1993
Play song 22 3:53 1993
Play song 23 3:43 1993
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The Voice of Soul / 1987 / 14 songs / 47:49

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# Title Artist Album Duration Year
Play song 1 3:13 1987
Play song 2 3:42 1987
Play song 3 3:17 1987
Play song 4 3:53 1987
Play song 5 3:32 1987
Play song 6 2:38 1987
Play song 7 3:02 1987
Play song 8 3:35 1987
Play song 9 3:13 1987
Play song 10 3:18 1987
Play song 11 3:30 1987
Play song 12 2:57 1987
Play song 13 3:15 1987
Play song 14 4:44 1987
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Ultimate Collection / 1987 / 20 songs / 55:23

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Play song 1 2:59 1987
Play song 2 2:26 1987
Play song 3 2:28 1987
Play song 4 3:08 1987
Play song 5 2:35 1987
Play song 6 2:17 1987
Play song 7 2:36 1987
Play song 8 2:51 1987
Play song 9 2:50 1987
Play song 10 3:02 1987
Play song 11 2:07 1987
Play song 12 2:54 1987
Play song 13 2:28 1987
Play song 14 2:16 1987
Play song 15 2:49 1987
Play song 16 4:07 1987
Play song 17 3:45 1987
Play song 18 3:08 1987
Play song 19 2:12 1987
Play song 20 2:17 1987
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Street Tough / 1981 / 8 songs / 38:27

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Play song 1 4:30 1981
Play song 2 4:42 1981
Play song 3 4:39 1981
Play song 4 5:24 1981
Play song 5 4:27 1981
Play song 6 5:39 1981
Play song 7 3:43 1981
Play song 8 5:23 1981
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Let Me Live in Your Life / 1978 / 10 songs

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Supernatural / 1975 / 10 songs / 39:59

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Play song 1 4:11 1975
Play song 2 3:17 1975
Play song 3 4:59 1975
Play song 4 4:17 1975
Play song 5 3:50 1975
Play song 6 4:23 1975
Play song 7 3:36 1975
Play song 8 4:30 1975
Play song 9 3:38 1975
Play song 10 3:18 1975
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What Is Soul / 1967 / 12 songs / 31:25

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# Title Artist Album Duration Year
Play song 1 2:32 1967
Play song 2 2:44 1967
Play song 3 3:00 1967
Play song 4 2:33 1967
Play song 5 2:19 1967
Play song 6 2:17 1967
Play song 7 2:32 1967
Play song 8 2:28 1967
Play song 9 2:40 1967
Play song 10 2:52 1967
Play song 11 2:37 1967
Play song 12 2:51 1967
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Ben E. King Sings for Soulful Lovers / 1966 / 12 songs / 35:47

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# Title Artist Album Duration Year
Play song 1 2:21 1966
Play song 2 3:35 1966
Play song 3 2:40 1966
Play song 4 3:10 1966
Play song 5 2:38 1966
Play song 6 2:58 1966
Play song 7 2:54 1966
Play song 8 2:43 1966
Play song 9 2:57 1966
Play song 10 3:13 1966
Play song 11 3:46 1966
Play song 12 2:52 1966
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Seven Letters / 1965 / 12 songs

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Young Boy Blues / 1964 / 10 songs

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Don't Play That Song! / 1962 / 12 songs / 28:41

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Play song 1 2:47 1962
Play song 2 2:21 1962
Play song 3 2:12 1962
Play song 4 2:11 1962
Play song 5 2:17 1962
Play song 6 2:28 1962
Play song 7 2:51 1962
Play song 8 2:57 1962
Play song 9 2:17 1962
Play song 10 2:19 1962
Play song 11 2:03 1962
Play song 12 1:58 1962
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