STAND BY ME

Latest update on 27/11/2017

Artist: Ben E. King
Author: Ben King/Elmo Glick
Label: Atco
Year: 1961

Also the title of a Rev. Charles A. Tindley gospel (1905), cut by Sister Rosetta Tharpe ('40), Stars Of Harmony ('48), Davis Sisters ('49), Five Trumpets ('50), Skylarks ('51), Ernest Tubb ('51), Sister Mary Knight ('56), Soul Stirrers ('59), Staple Singers ('61), Elvis Presley ('66), Bob Dylan ('90), The Mighty Clouds Of Joy, The Harmonizing Four, The Five Blind Boys Of Alabama and Aaron Neville ('10). And then there's a Stand By My Father by the Soul Stirrers on SAR ('59), written by Sam Cooke & J.W. Alexander; lead vocal: Johnny Taylor, Sam's successor within the Soul Stirrers. "Elmo Glick" is an alias for Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller.

Covers:

1961:

Damita Jo [answer song: I'll Be There]

1961:

Little Junior Parker

1962:

Adriano Celentano [as Preghero; millionseller in Italy]

1962:

Dalida [as Tu croiras; idem in France]

1962:

Gene Chandler

1963:

Searchers

1964:

Otis Redding

1964:

Chuck Jackson

1964:

Kenny Lynch

1964:

Cassius Clay [in biographical film I'm The Greatest]

1965:

Little Milton

1965:

Kingsmen

1967:

Spyder Turner

1967:

Sonny & Cher

1970:

David & Jimmy Ruffin

1971:

Gene Clark

1975:

John Lennon

1976:

Ry Cooder

1976:

Johnny Adams

1976:

Claude Michel [as Je m'ennuie de toi]

1980:

Mickey Gilley

1983:

Vance [as Reste ici]

1985:

Maurice White

1985:

Skeletal Family

1987:

Willy DeVille

1987:

Hank Ballard

1989:

André Hazes [as Op De Hoek Van De Straat]

1990:

Tippa Irie

1992:

Pennywise

1992:

Lou Bell Johnson [as a gospel]

1992:

Maloko

1993:

Johnny Hallyday [as Reste ici]

1995:

Mumtaz Mahal

1997:

Sylvia Millecam [as Blijf Bij Mij]

1998:

4 The Cause [n°1 CH, n°2 GER & Austria]

2007:

Sean Kingston [foundation for Beautiful Girls; n°1 UK & US and hit Fr, B & NL]

2008:

Seal

2010:

Prince Royce

2013:

B-Brave [as Blijf Bij Mij]

2017:

Al Bano [as Preghéro]

More versions? The Walker Brothers, Demis Roussos, Geno Washington, Jimi Hendrix, Meatloaf & Boy George, Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Beatles, Marc Bolan, The Drifters, Julian Lennon, Yellowman, Ike & Tina Turner, Johnny Otis, Little Eva, Gene Vincent, Wilbert Harrison, Jay & The Americans, André Hazes, Jackie Wilson, Syl Johnson, Pete Fountain, Lonnie Mack, Otis Rush, Eddie Floyd, Gunther Neefs, De La Soul, James Govan, Mighty Sam McClain, Led Zeppelin, Cake, John Holt, The Darts, Percy Sledge, Smokey Robinson, U2. There's a Stand By Me club in London where they collect every version. Adres: International Stand By Me Club, Flat 5, 21 Nassau Street, London W1N 7RE, England.

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