Uncle Earl & The Ultimate Underground Experience Presents “MUSIC: Then & Now- Special Tribute To BEN E. KING” & MusicXray Artists

Uncle Earl & The Ultimate Underground Experience Presents 

“MUSIC: Then & Now- Special Tribute To BEN E. KING” & MusicXray Artists

Ben E. King

 

a soul music legend both as part of The Drifters and as a solo artist,has died at age 76.

King best known for “Stand By Me,” an inspirational song of unity.

The North Carolina born King moved to Harlem as a child

and was singing around New York by the time he was a teen.

He joined The Drifters in 1958 and sang lead on a string of hits for the act,

including “This Magic Moment” and “Save the Last Dance For Me,”

helping establish The Drifter as arguably the most successful R&B group of the time.

King left the Drifters in the early 60s for what became

a memorable solo career, highlighted by two now-classic 60s hits, “Spanish Harlem” and “Stand By Me.”

The latter re-charted several times over the next few decades,

most notably upon the 1986 release of the Rob Reiner movie of the same name.

King also sporadically hit the charts in the 70s, landing the big hit “Supernatural Thing”

and teaming with the Average White Band on “Get It Up For Love.

”King continued to successfully perform internationally on the oldies circuit

for the remainder of the 20th Century and into the 21st, still sounding great.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 as part of The Drifters.

In a generation that representing the Golden Age of Soul Music,

Ben E. King stands as one of its giants,

a unique singer whose achingly passionate performance on “Stand By Me”

remains among the greatest soul music performances of all time.

The other featured Artists were gracious enough to submit their works to me as Music Supervisor for the new indie film “FOR 20” written and directed by Blaze Mazur. There was so much good music, we could not place it all so I decided to showcase them. It’s eclectic, crazy, fun and often “out of the box.” We Love’em All!!!!!

Musical Artists:

Ben E. King, Ben Reel, Ani K., Sarantos, Beyond The Rim, The Delaneys,

Sylvia Saenz, The Graceland Conspiracy, OnPlanetZu, Valerie Marie Leslie,

Michael McCabe, Vincent Evans, Vegas, Apostollos Vidos, DJ Claud Santos

Broadcast # 240

Duration 1:58:30

Air Date  5/4/15

Please tune in at:

http://radioactivebroadcasting.sbc-inc.net/directory-page/itemlist/category/244-the-ultimate-underground

OR

http://www.ultimateunderground.com/podcast/stage-film-action-down-under

OR

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ultimate-underground-podcast/id466386433?mt=2

Special Thanks:

Music Xray, Radioactive Network, Revitalized Records, Donald Tyler, Mike McCready, Chris Rizik, Soul Tracks

Ben E. King

Ben E. King

"Memphis Sun" Upcoming Film Project

“Memphis Sun” Upcoming Film Project

Ben Reel

Ben Reel

"FOR 20" Movie

“FOR 20” Movie

Ani-K

Ani-K

Sarantos

Sarantos

Beyond The Rim
Kevin Wayne Wilkins

Beyond The Rim Kevin Wayne Wilkins

The Loliners

The Loliners

The Delaneys

The Delaneys

Sylvia Saenz

Sylvia Saenz

The Graceland Conspiracy - Crooksy & Wilki

The Graceland Conspiracy – Crooksy & Wilki

OnPlanetZu - ZuThaGreatOne

OnPlanetZu – ZuThaGreatOne

Valerie Marie Leslie

Valerie Marie Leslie

Michael McCabe

Michael McCabe

Vincent Evans

Vincent Evans

Apostolos Vidos

Apostolos Vidos

Vegas

Vegas

DJ Claud Santo

DJ Claud Santo

Radioactive Broadcasting 
Network

Radioactive Broadcasting Network

MusicXray

MusicXray

Revitalized Records

Revitalized Records

Lift Ur Voice On Sale Now - Beatport & More

Lift Ur Voice On Sale Now – Beatport & More

Marishka Phillips
Theatrical Preparatory

Marishka Phillips Theatrical Preparatory

Average White Band & Ben E. King

Average White Band & Ben E. King

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