Tag Archives: Ben E. King

THE SOUL OF THE MEMPHIS BOYS.

The Soul Of The Memphis Boys. Label: Kent Soul. Somewhat belatedly, the Memphis Boys are starting to receive the recognition that they deserve. After all, they were one of the top studio groups of the sixties. They were the house band at Chips Moman’s American Studios and are up there with the studio groups at …

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SOUL VOICES-60S BIG BALLADS.

Soul Voices-60s Big Ballads. Label: Kent Soul. For many soul afficianados, the sixties was a golden age with labels like Stax, Atco, Goldwax and Motown releasing some of their best and most successful singles. Five decades later, and some of these singles are now regarded as classics and are favourites of radio DJs.  Sadly, many other …

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NEW YORK SOUL 1967-RECORD STORE DAY EDITION.

New York Soul 1967-Record Store Day Edition. Label: History Of Soul. For many British record buyers, the third Saturday in April 2018 was one of the highlights of the year, as it was Record Store Day, when independent and major record labels release a myriad of limited edition releases, including many out of print releases. …

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THE A-Z OF THE BEST REISSUES OF 2013 PART 1.

THE A-Z OF THE BEST REISSUES OF 2013 PART 1. As the year draws to a close, I’ve been compiling my lists of the best releases of 2013. So far, I’ve chosen the thirty best box sets of 2013 and the fifty best compilations of 2013. Now I’ve decided to turn my attention to reissues, …

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BEN E. KING-I HAD A LOVE.

BEN E. KING-I HAD A LOVE. In 1975, Ben E. King returned to Atlantic Records, where he’d spent much of the sixties. The success he’d enjoyed back in the sixties was eluding him. Maybe going back to the label where he enjoyed the most successful period of his career. This proved to be the case. Ben’s …

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BEN E. KING-I HAD A LOVE.

BEN E. KING-I HAD A LOVE. In 1975, Ben E. King had resigned to Atlantic Records. His first album for Atlantic Records was Supernatural, which was produced by Bert De Coteaux and Tony Silvester. Supernatural had proved a commercial success, reaching number thirty-nine in the US Billboard 200 and number thirteen in the US R&B …

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