• Ben LIGHT & His Lightning Fingers - The Speed Of Light

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.

Track Listing

Disc One
1. BENNY’S BOUNCE
2. I GOT RHYTHM
3. TEA FOR TWO
4. ROSE ROOM
5. I CRIED FOR YOU
6. ORCHIDS IN THE MOONLIGHT
7. PERFIDIA
8. MISTAKES
9. MEXICALI ROSE
10. I’M GETTING SENTIMENTAL OVER YOU
11. SIBONEY
12. GREEN EYES
13. I WANT MY MAMA (MA YO QUIERO)
14. SWEET SUE, JUST YOU
15. LADY OF SPAIN
16. WHISPERING
17. DO YOU EVER THINK OF ME?
18. I’LL GET BY (AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU)
19. MARIE
20. HALLELUJAH
21. MARGIE
22. CHARMAINE
23. LOVER
24. YOU MADE ALL MY DREAMS COME TRUE
25. TWELFTH STREET RAG
26. MY BROKEN HEART KEEPS ASKING WHY
27. WAITING FOR THE ROBERT E. LEE

Disc Two
1. MY BABY SAID SHE’S MINE
2. BIRTH OF THE BLUES
3. BLUE SKIES
4. HINDUSTAN
5. WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS
6. IDA (SWEET AS APPLE CIDER)
7. SLEEPY TIME GAL
8. RAGGING THE SCALE
9. THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU
10. MAMA INEZ
11. BACK HOME AGAIN IN INDIANA
12. CAROLINA IN THE MORNING
13. GEORGIA ON MY MIND
14. DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS
15. MISSOURI WALTZ
16. ALABAMY BOUND
17. CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
18. ALEXANDER’S RAGTIME BAND
19. SEPTEMBER SONG
20. I DON’T WANT TO WALK WITHOUT YOU
21. TOOT TOOT TOOTSIE
22. EMBRACEABLE YOU
23. NEGRA CONSENTIDA
24. AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’
25. LIGHT’S ON FOSTER
26. YOU (BROUGHT ME SUNSHINE)
27. BRING ME A BLUEBIRD

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 01/05/2005
UPC Bar Code No 604988064322

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Ben LIGHT & His Lightning Fingers - The Speed Of Light

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