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Sad news, "Fortune Teller", what a legacy to leave. Rest In Peace.



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Benny Spellman, the vocalist whose double-sided recording of "Fortune Teller" and "Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)" is an enduring classic of N...

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another day and yet more sad news

another artist whos music must have touched many peoples lives in many ways

it certainly touched mine

RIP

thanks for passing on

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Fortune Teller I think is one of the greatest records of all time, in any genre. One of the very few UK records I kept and still have. "This is for you my love" is nearly as good.

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Fortune Teller I think is one of the greatest records of all time, in any genre.

I totally agree...superb lyric and well delivered.

I can also remember the first time I played, 'This Is For You My Love' at the Capitol Soul Club...played in twice in the one night as it caused such a buzz! If the truth be known, I actually bought that disc for the other side, 'It's For You', which I first came across on the Charly LP release...another great slab of New Orleans/Northern Soul.

RIP Benny.

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It just seems never ending. Another memory dies.

I was late in hearing Benny Spellman. I heard Lipstick Traces on pirate radio (Radio Invicta I think) and being in a group like almost everyone else back then, we just had to do it. Other groups all seemed to be doing Fortune Teller, but I just loved that New Orleans groove of the 'a' side.

RIP Benny.

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he gave me so much pleasure over the years i can still remember ordering lipstick traces from my local record shop ist time round it took one month to come in and yes i still have it R I P BENNY SPELLMAN BRIAN WALKER

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he gave me so much pleasure over the years i can still remember ordering lipstick traces from my local record shop ist time round it took one month to come in and yes i still have it R I P BENNY SPELLMAN BRIAN WALKER

Even if you had not come across his other work , you will have heard and enjoyed " Fortune Teller " at some point in your life .

Another sad loss .

Malc

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thanks for posting

while was checked at the time

it does seem the original image I used does appear to be wrongly titled in a number of places

have replaced

apologies to members for the error

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Even if you had not come across his other work , you will have heard and enjoyed " Fortune Teller " at some point in your life .

Another sad loss .

Malc

correct malc, as its refered to in the music industry: a standard,,,,an absolute myriad of covers ensued but benny spellmans reading is the proverbial yardstick.:thumbsup:

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