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"Stand By Me"
Ben E.King
Ben E King
Do you remember "Stand By Me" from the first time around? Can you hear its influence in other soul songs? And who would you like to Stand By You?

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I think it almost spoke to a later generation better than it did to its original generation ... when you hear that rasping but yet keening voice, it does something – you get a frisson down the back. The power of it works in so many ways. It's a great piece of music but a powerful emotional statement.

Ken Bruce

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