I (WHO HAVE NOTHING) * BEN E. KING * LONDON 9778 * UK
He was born Benjamin Earl Nelson, September 1938, Henderson, North Carolina, and first sang in a high school group The Four B's (not rhyming slang) he later joined the Five Crowns a group which merged into the second version of The Drifters. This new group hit with the incredible There Goes My Baby a proto Soul song written and produced by Leiber and Stoller. He left the Drifters in 1960 and Atlantic moved him over to their Atco label for a solo career, his first record did very little but he scored with his next the majestic Spanish Harlem. The above was his twelfth release for Atco and while it is one of his lesser known cuts now, it was at the time a favorite with Mods up the Lyceum or down the Greenwich Town Hall.
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