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Benny Latimore

Benny Latimore

Benny Latimore


Benjamin "Benny" Latimore (born 7 September 1939, Charleston, Tennessee), usually known professionally simply as Latimore, is an American R&B singer, songwriter and pianist. He was born in Charleston, Tennessee, and was influenced by country music, his Baptist church choir, and the blues. His first professional experience came as a pianist for various Florida-based groups including Joe Henderson and Steve Alaimo. He first recorded around 1965 for Henry Stone's Dade record label in Miami, Florida. Read more on Last.fm
Benjamin "Benny" Latimore (born 7 September 1939, Charleston, Tennessee), usually known professionally simply as Latimore, is an American R&B singer, songwriter and pianist. He was born in Charleston, Tennessee, and was influenced by country music, his Baptist church choir, and the blues. His first professional experience came as a pianist for various Florida-based groups including Joe Henderson and Steve Alaimo. He first recorded around 1965 for Henry Stone's Dade record label in Miami, Florida. In the early 1970s he moved to the Glades label, and had his first major hit in 1973 with a jazzy reworking of T-Bone Walker's "Stormy Monday", which reached #27 on the R&B chart. His first national hit was a cover of Gladys Knight's "If You Were My Woman" (#70 R&B).

His biggest success came in 1974, with "Let's Straighten It Out", an R&B chart #1 which also reached #31 on the U.S Billboard Hot 100 charts. He followed it up with more hits including "Keep The Home Fire Burnin'" (#5 R & B, 1975) and "Somethin' 'Bout 'Cha" (#7 R &B, 1976). However, the hits dried up in the late 1970s. Latimore moved to Malaco Records in 1982, resulting in seven albums worth of modern soul music. He briefly left the label in 1994 and released a song for the J-Town label ("Turning Up The Mood") before returning to Malaco in 2000 with "You're Welcome To Ride".

Next he recorded one album with Mel Waiters' label Brittney Records called "Latt is Back". After several years he collaborated on a new record label with Henry Stone called LatStone, which issued his first new album in six years called "Back 'Atcha". He has also continued to work as a session pianist. He appeared most recently on Joss Stone's albums, The Soul Sessions (2003) and Mind, Body & Soul (2004), along with fellow Miami music veterans Betty Wright, Timmy Thomas and Willie Hale. [edit] Discography [edit] Albums 1973 Latimore 1974 More, More, More, Black Albums 13 1975 Latimore II, Black Albums 49 1977 It Ain't Where You Been..., Pop Albums 181, Black Albums 47 1979 Dig A Little Deeper, Black Albums 51 1980 Getting Down to Brass Tacks 1982 Singing In The Key Of Love, Black Albums 61 1983 I'll Do Anything For You, Black Albums 66, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 67 1985 Good Time Man 1988 Every Way But Wrong 1989 Slow Down 1991 The Only Way Is Up Top, R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 34 1993 Catchin' Up 1995 Best of Latimore: Sweet Vibrations 1995 Straighten It Out: The Best of Latimore 1996 Turnin' up the Mood 1998 All You'll Ever Need 2000 You're Welcome to Ride 2004 Sweet Vibrations: The Best of Latimore 2007 Latimore Back Atcha [edit] Chart singles 1974 If You Were My Woman, Black Singles 70 1974 Let's Straighten It Out, Black Singles 1, Pop Singles 31 1975 Keep The Home Fire Burnin', Black Singles 5 1975 There's A Red-Neck In The Soul Band, Black Singles 36 1976 Qualified Man, Black Singles 43 1977 I Get Lifted, Black Singles 30 1977 Let Me Live The Life I Love, Black Singles 49 1977 Somethin' 'Bout 'Cha, Black Singles 7, Pop Singles 37 1979 Dig A Little Deeper, Black Singles 42 1979 Goodbye Heartache, Black Singles 82 1979 Long Distance Love, Black Singles 75 1980 Discoed to Death, Black Singles 68 1986 Sunshine Lady, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 76 1991 I Need a Good Woman Bad, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 86 Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latimore_(musician)" Categories: Living people | 1939 births | American male singers | African American musicians Checkout this...The Early Years Benny Latimore........Girl i got news for you. Top tune.. Read more on Last.fm.

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