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    Ben E. King and The Drifters
    First Taste Of Love 1958-60 CD

    Although Ben E. King's name is wholly synonymous with that of The Drifters, the reality is that he only actually sang on a dozen Drifters tracks - indeed, he’d effectively left the group after their first hit together.
    Ben E. King would, of course, go on to enjoy a massive career - as, indeed, would The Drifters - but the body of work he recorded during 1959/60 was truly exceptional, and included many of his own and The Drifters’ respective career benchmark recordings.
    ‘First Taste Of Love’/‘Spanish Harlem’ was released in December 1960 and initially it was the former which took off (as, indeed, it had been custom-written to do).
    However, one or two deejays soon began playing the flip, whereupon ‘Spanish Harlem’ took over, eventually reaching No.10 Pop, No.15 R&B, giving Ben his first hit and winning him a gold record.


    • 1The Crowns - Kiss and Make Up
    • 2The Clowns - I'll Forget About You
    • 3The Drifters - There Goes My Baby
    • 4The Drifters - Oh My Love
    • 5The Drifters - Dance With Me
    • 6The Drifters - (If You Cry) True Love True Love
    • 7The Drifters - This Magic Moment
    • 8The Drifters - Baltimore
    • 9The Drifters - Lonely Winds
    • 10The Drifters - Hey Senorita
    • 11Ben E. King - Brace Yourself
    • 12Ben E. King - Show Me The Way
    • 13Ben E. King & Lavern Baker - A Help-Each-Other Romance
    • 14Ben E. King & Lavern Baker - How Often
    • 15The Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me
    • 16The Drifters - Nobody But Me
    • 17The Drifters - I Count The Tears
    • 18Ben E. King - First Taste Of Love
    • 19Ben E. King - Spanish Harlem
    • 20Ben E. King - Young Boy Blues
    • 21The Drifters - Sometimes I Wonder
    • 22Ben E. King - I Promise Love
    • 23The Drifters - Lonely Winds
    • 24Ben E. King - First Taste Of Love

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