Label: ATCO Records - 33-133 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Mono • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul •
A close look at this album reveals just how ambitious Atlantic Records could be in the early s, in generating LPs. Technically speaking, Ben E.
King 's debut long-player is a concept album -- or, at least, a thematic album. Put together in the wake of his first solo hit, "Spanish Harlem," a Latin flavor and beat run all the way through this song platter, which, at times, is really more of a pop Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley - Best Of Artist Of The Century than a soul record.
The dense, busy string Besame Mucho - Ben E. King - Spanish Harlem that characterized most of King 's work of this era is present, and a lot of his singing may recall more the work of Sammy Davis, Jr. All of which doesn't mean that it is bad -- King 's version of "Besame Mucho" is a very successful reinterpretation in a Latin soul vein, and "Perfidia" never sounded better than it does in his hands, even if it and a lot of the rest is a long way from what most of us define as "soul.
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