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Very Best of Ben E King (Reis)
Ben E King
Very Best of Ben E King (Reis)
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
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All Artists: Ben E King
Title: Very Best of Ben E King (Reis)
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino Flashback
Release Date: 7/28/2009
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Oldies, Soul, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 081227985356

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Rhino Records does it again!!
Rykre | Carson City, Nevada | 03/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There is a lot more to Ben E. King than just his seemingly one hit wonder "Stand By Me". Of the many collections of Ben E. King, this one from Rhino is the best one.

I'll admit, I wasn't expecting much more than just a great remastered recording of "Stand By Me", and "I (Who Have Nothing)". This collection even jumped to the seventies and included Ben E. King's (probably forgotten), Top Ten Hit "Supernatural Thing". I cherished the radio religiously during the early to mid seventies, so having this one Ben E. King seventies hit is a real treat. (It was also in Rhino's "Didn't it Blow Your Mind: Super Hits of the 1970's" collection.)

But, what makes this "Very Best of Ben E. King" collection so much better is that it includes Ben's first few hits with The Drifters before he went solo. Plus, if you didn't know, Ben E. King recorded the original hits of "Spanish Harlem" and "Don't Play that Song (You Lied)", later made into bigger hits by Aretha Franklin.

Some of Ben's more crooner styled recordings were his songs "On the Horizon" and "Amor" which became my most favorite songs on this CD. However, I could do without "How Can I Forget".

Rhino Records, once again, proves to be the leader in releasing the best, "Best of..." CD collections.
Best singer of all time...
WeezyBoPeep | RUSTIC NORTHERN MD | 04/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one compilation that really gets the essentials to you and doesn't overdo the Drifters material. Ben E. King was such a gifted singer that in my opinion, he has still yet to be equalled. But ask someone to name some great singers and you may not hear his name. Pick up this album: a wonderful mix of r&b, soul, and country. Pure class from one of the greats."
Ben E. King
Arthur W. Jackson | 09/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Most of the tracks brought back a lot of good memories. The sound reproduction is excellent!!"