Ben E King first came to prominence at the tail end of the 1950s when his group, The Five Crowns, were invited to assume the name The Drifters after the previous occupants had fallen out with the manager (and holder of the copyright in the Drifters name) George Treadwell. Widely regarded as one of the best lead singers the group ever had, Ben E King s voice propelled such numbers as 'There Goes My Baby' and 'Save The Last Dance For Me' to the upper reaches of the chart. He left for a solo career in 1960 and scored such hits as 'Spanish Harlem', 'Stand By Me' and 'Amor', returning to the charts midway through the seventies with 'Supernatural Thing' and later touring with The Soul Clan, a group that also included Arthur Conley, Don Covay and Joe Tex. His career came full circle when 'Stand By Me' was featured in the film of the same name and chosen to spearhead the commercial activity for Levi Jeans, with 'Stand By Me' becoming a UK chart topper in 1987. This album features re-recordings of the better known materail Ben recorded as a soloist.