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Ben E. King: Supernatural and Benny And Us

Gene Sculatti, Collector's Choice Records, 2009

BY NOW IT'S A TRUISM that F. Scott Fitzgerald got it wrong when he said, "There are no second acts in American lives." Sure, lots of artists and entertainers never really showed up for roll call after their initial flash of fame, many others have come on like real cats. They may not have sprung back to life nine times, but several have come pretty close.

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