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Benny Spellman Fortune Teller - Golden Classics

Fortune Teller - Golden Classics
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  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Collectables Records

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Benny Spellman was one of the best of the many R&B vocalists who came from New Orleans. He had a big, booming bass voice, which is shown off to great advantage on his major hit, "Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)", and the title song, later covered by The Rolling Stones.


  • 1.Fortune Teller
  • 2.Stickin' Witcha Baby
  • 3.In The Night
  • 4.Every Now And Then
  • 5.T'Aint It The Truth
  • 6.Life Is Too Short
  • 7.You Don't Love Me No More
  • 8.Talk About Love
  • 9.I Feel Good
  • 10.Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette)
  • 11.I'll Never Leave You
  • 12.It's For You
  • 13.Word Game
  • 14.You Got To Get It
  • 15.Anywhere You Go
  • 16.10-4 (Calling All Cars)

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Personnel: Benny Spellman (vocals).
Though Collectables' presentation certainly leaves something to be desired -- it's one of their early titles and it lacks extensive packaging -- they should still be commended for having the only Benny Spellman collection available on CD. Many of his tracks are available on various-artists collections, but this is the only disc available under his own name; and the 16-track collection proves that he was one of the finest New Orleans vocalists of the early 60s. His smooth baritone found a perfect fit with Allen Toussaint's typical, earthily elegant production, and he had a great set of material, too, highlighted by the hits "Fortune Teller" and "Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)." The other tunes may not be hits, but they are worthy additions in that tradition; making this a necessary set for New Orleans R&B fans. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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  • Sales Rank: 1,855
  • UPC: 090431516522
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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