1985 Maurice White – Stand By Me (US:#50)

1985_Maurice_White_Stand_By_Me“Stand by Me” is a song originally performed by American singer-songwriter Ben E. King, written by King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. According to King, the song title is derived and was inspired by a spiritual composition by Sam Cooke called “Stand by Me Father” (although Mike Stoller has stated differently). This spiritual was sung by The Soul Stirrers with Johnnie Taylor singing lead. There have been over 400 recorded versions of “Stand by Me” performed by many artists. The song has been featured on the soundtrack of the 1986 film Stand by Me.

Album

White, Maurice 1985

Video

Musicians

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJR Robinson
Drums (programming)Brian Fairweather
GuitarMarlon McClain
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRupert Greenall
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionMaurice White
Background VocalsBrian Fairweather
Background VocalsMartin Page

Produced By

Maurice White
Robbie Buchanan

Charts

US:#50
UK:# –