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The Complete Atco/Atlantic Singles Vol. 1 (1960-1966)  2CD

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

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.

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Summary

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.

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Track Listing

CD 1
01 Brace Yourself
02 Show Me The Way
03 A Help-Each-Other Romance
04 How Often
05 Spanish Harlem
06 First Taste Of Love
07 Stand By Me
08 On The Horizon
09 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 (Single Version)
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

CD 2
01 What Now My Love
02 Groovin'
03 That's When It Hurts
04 Around The Corner
05 What Can A Man Do
06 Si Senor
07 It's All Over
08 Let The Water Run Down
09 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 Stars Above
22 Get In a Hurry