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Ben E. King - Gettin' To Me

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Gettin' To Me is a brilliant record, absolute Northern Soul Anthem, but I never heard of,  or read anything from Ben E King on this track or session, has he ever commented on it?

Ive probably missed it, but be nice to see what the reaction was from him on it...

 

 

 

 

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There is a series of Ben E King CDs issued by Sequel in 1996 which has a listing of his Atco sessions compiled by Peter Burns in 1970. Checking through these for any info on Gettin' To Me only adds Artie Butler as arranger and exact date as 3rd  February 66. However looking at the other sessions reveals another fifteen unreleased tracks. There is only the song title listed without writer credits so hard to say if they are all unknown songs. From Feb 68 was Hangin' On and You Were Meant For Me  and October 68, The Look of Love and Givin' Up, the last two could be the well known songs. Anyone (Ady) know if any of the other unreleased tracks exist on acetates or are they all lost for ever in the fire at Atlantic.

As to if Ben E King  talked about Gettin' To Me, Ady would be the one to ask but many artists seem to have little memories of  their recording sessions. Maybe they were more concerned with live appearances.

Rick

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Anyone know if this is or has ever been on vynil ?  Did Ady ever put it out on a Kent single ?

Quality tune like 'Getting to me' should be on vynil surely, or was there a good reason why

Ady never did ?   I would love a copy tho'    

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It's Leiber and Stoller, isn't it? Always assumed it was done at the same time as the excellent, and overlooked, 'Where's The Girl?', also written/ produced by themthem and arranged by Artie Butler. That one came out as the b-side of 'It's Amazing' on Atco.

'Getting to Me' is great but always sounds to me one or two takes away as good as it could have been. Bit sketchy in places..

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