1972 Benny Hester – Benny

Benny is the debut album by Benny Hester, released in 1972.

Benny Ray Hester (born May 3, 1948) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and recording artist. He is perhaps best known for his songs “When God Ran” and “Nobody Knows Me Like You”, and for producing the groundbreaking tween/teen music-driven sketch comedy and dance television series Roundhouse on Nickelodeon. Hester received a television Cable Ace Award for the song “I Can Dream” and a collection of nominations for writing and producing a featured original song for each weekly episode of Roundhouse during its successful four-year run. He has written and recorded more than 25 number one and top ten songs.


1  Give Your Love Forever (Benny Hester) 04:52
2  No the End Is Not Near (Benny Hester) 06:22
3  Love Never Dies (Benny Hester) 05:16
4  The Bridge (Benny Hester) 05:02
5  We All Know He’s Comin’ (Benny Hester) 09:36
6  The Painter (Benny Hester) 07:15
7  Malcombe (Benny Hester; Jim Stanton) 04:18
8  What’s Happened To My Friends (Benny Hester) 04:23
9  Please Let This Be So (Benny Hester) 06:21
10  Genevieve (Benny Hester) 04:20



BassJerry Scheff
BassJoe Osborn
DrumsRon Tutt
GuitarJames Burton
GuitarBubba Poythress
Acoustic GuitarBenny Hester
KeyboardsLarry Muhoberac
PianoGlen Hardin
PianoLarry Muhoberac
ReedsJim Horn
SaxQuitman Denis
PercussionRon Tutt
VocalsBenny Hester

Liner Notes

Producer – Brent Maher
Arranged By (Orchestra) – Larry Muhoberac
Arranged By (Rhythm Tracks) – Ron Tutt
Engineer – Brent Maher

Artwork By (Art Direction And Album Design) – Cheryl Meyer
Photography – Dick Burnell