Saturday, 19 March 2011

NS519 Benny Spellman [1962] - Fortune Teller [Minit / London 644 / 45-HLP 9570]




519 Benny Spellman [1962] - Fortune Teller [Minit / London 644 / 45-HLP 9570]
Artist:Benny Spellman
A:Fortune Teller
B:Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette)
Format:45
Country:US
Label:Minit / London
Label Discography:Label Discography
Cat No:644 / 45-HLP 9570
Year:1962
Value:?
Value Link:$?
Artist Biography:Benny Spellman Bio
Artist Discography:Artist Discography

Hailing from New Orleans, Benny Spellman was inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame on 11th July 2009


Louisiana Music Hall of Fame
lmhof Induction 2009
Benny Spellman

Benny suffered a major stroke in the early 1990s and remains under care today.

This frenetic, cajun-spiced beat draws with the almost-erratic piano line and vocal (with Allen Toussaint in the background) wind their way into your head in spite of no easy or central hook in the song. Fortune Teller was covered by The Rolling Stones, The Throb and The Who did a live version.


Lipstick Traces was the official A side which was covered many times but most notabley by The O'Jays on their Comin' Through LP on Imperial in 1965.



01 - Fortune Teller
02 - Stickin' Witcha Baby
03 - In The Night
04 - Every Now And Then
05 - 'Tain't It The Truth
06 - Life Is Too Short
07 - You Don't Love Me No More
08 - Talk About Love
09 - I Feel Good
10 - Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette)
11 - I'll Never Leave You
12 - It's For You
13 - Word Game
14 - You Got To Get It
15 - Anywhere You Go
16 - 10-4 (Calling All Cars)

519 Benny Spellman [1962] - Fortune Teller [Minit / London 644 / 45-HLP 9570]

Benny Spellman [1962] - Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette) [Minit 644]

Rolling Stones - Fortune Teller

The Throb - Fortune Teller


From obscure origins as a Sydney-based surf-instrumental band, The Throb emerged in 1965 and briefly shot to national prominence. Despite its short tenure, the group left no doubt about its punkish potential and they have been immortalised on record by two superb singles, their snarling ""garage-punk"" version of ""Fortune Teller"", which smashed its way to the top of the national charts in early 1966, and their group arrangement of the old English folk song, ""Black (Is The Colour Of My True Love's Hair)"", a slashing, snarling piece of proto-gothic wonderment. (Source: Milesago, great site on early Australian bands).

The Throb consisted of John Bell (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Denny Burgess (bass, vocals), Peter Figures (drums) and Marty Van Wynk (lead guitar).

The Who - Fortune Teller (Studio version)

The Who - Fortune Teller (Live)

The Who - Fortune Teller (Live in Leeds)


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