Who Sang Ben? Gene Ammons

Gene Ammons Got My Own cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1973
length: 5:30
producer: Ozzie Cadena
arranger: Ed Bogas
recording engineer: Rudy van Gelder
bass: Ron Carter
membranophone: Idris Muhammad
electric piano: Hank Jones
guitar: Joe Beck
organ: Ernest Hayes
strings: [unknown]
tenor saxophone: Gene Ammons
Ben, the two of us need look no more,
We both found what we were looking for.
With a friend to call my own,
I'll never be alone, and you, my friend, will see,
You've got a friend in me.
Ben, you're always running here and there,
You feel you're not wanted anywhere.
If you ever look behind and don't like what you find
There's something you should know, you've got a place to go.
I used to say I and me, now it's us, now it's we.
I used to say I and me, now it's us, now it's we.
Ben most people would turn you away;
I don't listen to a word they say.
They don't see you as I do;
I wish they would try to'
I'm sure they'd think again if they had a friend like Ben,
A friend like Ben
(Like Ben)
Like Ben

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Lady Sings the Blues
  • 2 God Bless the Child
  • 3 Strange Fruit
  • 4 Fine and Mellow
  • 5 Play Me
  • 6 Ben
  • 7 The Shack Out Back

  • Release information
    label: Prestige
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin