What's Important to Me was released in 1991 and is the 17th album released by Ben E. King. King's first studio album in four years produced the singles "What's Important to Me" and "You've Got All of Me". All tracks composed by Ben E. King, except where indicated. It's Your Love (That Makes Me Happy)" (King, William Bush, Rita Saunders) – 4:51. You've Got All of Me" – 2:06. Major Malfunction" (King, William Bush, Rita Saunders) – 4:47. You Still Move Me" (Dan Seals) – 5:03.
Album-Titel: What's Important To Me. Tracks: 9. Label: Ichiban. Tracklisting: 1. It's Your Love (That Makes Me Happy). 2. You've Got All Of Me. 3. Major Malfunction. 1991: What's Important To Me. Ichiban. 1987: Save The Last Dance For Me. Manhattan.
Biography by Steve Huey. The definition of R&B elegance, from the groundbreaking orchestrated productions of the Drifters to his own solo hits like "Stand by M. Read Full Biography. What's Important to Me.
Ben E. King's Greatest Hits is the fifth album and first compilation album by Ben E. Many classic hits such as "Stand By Me", "Spanish Harlem", "I (Who Have Nothing)", and others return on this compilation disc released in 1964. Many discographies do not note this work; however, Marv Goldberg's R&B Notebook References the album as being released before "Seven Letters". A stereo version of this disc was re-issued in 1966. Shades of Blue. I Have Songs in My Pocket. king, ben e. king stand by me Benjamin Earl King September 28, 1938 – April 30, 2015, known as Ben E King, was an American soul and R&B singer and record producer He was perhaps best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me"-a US Top 10 hit, both in 1961 and later in 1986 when it. was used as the theme to the film of the same name, a number one hit in the UK in 1987, and no 25 on the RIAA's list of Songs of the Century-and as one of the principal lead singers of the R&B vocal group the Drifters notably singing the lead vocals of one of their biggest gl. .Stand by Me: The Ultimate Collection 1987, Atlantic UK: What's Important to Me 1991, Ichiban. Anthology 1993, Rhino. Shades of Blue 1993, Half Note.
What have the artists said about the song? Ben E. King first ofered it to his group, The Drifters but was told – Not a bad song, but we don’t need it. Once solo – He and LJerry Lieber went to work –. I showed him the song. One of the songwriters (and singer) Ben E. King said it was inspired by a Sam Cooke song Stand by My Father. OTOH – there is a line from psalms in the second verb – a call to God? "Stand by Me" Track Info. Written By Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller. Release Date June 17, 1961. King recorded this shortly after leaving The Drifters in 1960. It gave him a solid reputation as a solo artist. Stand By Me" was the name of a gospel hymn written by the Philadelphia minister Charles Albert Tindley in 1905. His hymn became popular in churches throughout the American South and was recorded by various gospel acts in the 1950s. He and Phil Spector did an excellent cover of this song on his Rock 'n' Roll album, but Ben E. King's version will never be improved upon! Daniel from Sayreville, NjI think this song is wonderful, but it would be better if it was longer. He just really FEELS what he SINGS. Markus from Stockholm, SwedenI actually have to agree that Ben E. King sings it better than John Lennon. No version of this song has just ever been able to really strike me melodically, so to speak.
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