Spanish Harlem (album)

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Spanish Harlem
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Studio album by Ben E. King
Released May 1, 1961
Recorded 1960-1961
Genre Latin, soul
Length 31:02
Label Atco Records
Producer Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Ben E. King chronology
Spanish Harlem
(1961)
Ben E. King Sings for Soulful Lovers
(1962)
Singles from Spanish Harlem
  1. "Spanish Harlem"
    Released: December 1960
  2. "Amor"
    Released: 1961

Spanish Harlem is a classic debut album by Ben E. King. The album was released by Atlantic Records as an LP in 1961. The title track and "Amor" were released as singles. The latter was released as "Amor Amor" on London. Stan Applebaum was the arranger.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Amor" (Gabriel Ruíz, Sunny Skylar, Ricardo López Méndez) - [3:02]
  2. "Sway" (Norman Gimbel, Gabriel Ruíz) - [2:18]
  3. "Come Closer to Me" (John Stewart, Osvaldo Farrés) - [2:35]
  4. "Perfidia" (Alberto Dominguez, Milton Leeds) - [2:04]
  5. "Granada" (Agustín Lara, Dorothy Dodd) - [2:27]
  6. "Sweet and Gentle" (George Thorn, Otilio del Portal, Martin Ledyard) - [2:24]
  7. "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" (Joe Davis, Osvaldo Farrés) - [2:12]
  8. "Frenesí" (Alberto Dominguez, Leonard Whitcup) - [3:09]
  9. "Souvenir of Mexico" (Mort Shuman, Doc Pomus) - [2:24]
  10. "Bésame Mucho" (Sunny Skylar, Consuelo Velázquez) - [2:57]
  11. "Love Me, Love Me" (Ben E. King) - [2:37]
  12. "Spanish Harlem" (Jerry Leiber, Phil Spector) - [2:53]

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