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The Speed Of Light

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
2
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
30-05-2005
Genres:
Barcode:
604988064322
Packaging:
Brilliant Case (Jewel Case size, Holds 2 CDs)
Catalog Number:
JASCD643
The Speed Of Light
The Speed Of Light

Description

Ben Light was a musical phenomenon who was once timed at playing over 1100 notes (yes you read it right) in a single minute. He made over 100 recordings, 54 of which are on this set. This is the only CD of this remarkable piano player currently available, most of the tracks here have never been reissued.

Born in 1893 in New York City, Benjamin Bertram Leight had a long career at the keyboard under the performing name "Ben Light." In his early days, he went from working small cafes to headlining prominent vaudeville circuits. In the late 1930s, he recorded bawdy "party" records for a low-budget jukebox label. In 1938, he toured with Cliff "Ukulele Ike" Edwards. From the late 1940s to the mid 1950s, he made over 100 recordings for the Tempo, Capitol and X labels, and sold millions of records. Ben Light died on January 6, 1965, in Hollywood at the age of 72. He had lived a show business life for nearly 50 years.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Benny's Bounce
  3. I Got Rhythm
  4. Tea For Two
  5. Rose Room
  6. I Cried For You
  7. Orchids In The Moonlight
  8. Perfidia
  9. Mistakes
  10. Mexicali Rose
  11. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
  12. Siboney
  13. Green Eyes
  14. I Want My Mama (Ma Yo Quiero)
  15. Sweet Sue, Just You
  16. Lady Of Spain
  17. Whispering
  18. Do You Ever Think Of Me?
  19. I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)
  20. Marie
  21. Hallelujah
  22. Margie
  23. Charmaine
  24. Lover
  25. You Made All My Dreams Come True
  26. Twelfth Street Rag
  27. My Broken Heart Keeps Asking Why
  28. Waiting For The Robert E. Lee
  29. My Baby Said She's Mine
  30. Birth Of The Blues
  31. Blue Skies
  32. Hindustan
  33. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
  34. Ida (Sweet As Apple Cider)
  35. Sleepy Time Gal
  36. Ragging The Scale
  37. The Very Thought Of You
  38. Mama Inez
  39. Back Home Again In Indiana
  40. Carolina In The Morning
  41. Georgia On My Mind
  42. Deep In The Heart Of Texas
  43. Missouri Waltz
  44. Alabamy Bound
  45. California, Here I Come
  46. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  47. September Song
  48. I Don't Want To Walk Without You
  49. Toot Toot Tootsie
  50. Embraceable You
  51. Negra Consentida
  52. Ain't Misbehavin'
  53. Light's On Foster
  54. You (Brought Me Sunshine)
  55. Bring Me A Bluebird
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