Ed Bentley

Ed Bentley

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Country - Rockabilly | Buffalo, New York, United States
Total Song Plays: 4,411   
Member Since: 2010
   Last Login: 2/23/2019

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Ed Bentley

CD Review - By Bob Silvestri
Ed Bentley-"Who Needs Jamaica"
bobsilvestri@bestofwny.com

The year 2008 saw big things for rockabilly king Ed Bentley. The release of his new CD Who Needs Jamaica?, his long overdue induction into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame and a killer performance of his new hit "Buffalo Man" at this year's Hall of Fame induction gala that brought down the house. His new CD the previously mentioned Who Needs Jamaica? was recorded in Nashville this time and features eleven tracks written or co written by Bentley. His smooth style would suit fans of everyone from Jimmy Buffet to Carl Perkins to George Jones and more. The standouts here include "Watching Tilly Dance", "Common Ground", the ballad "The Next Me", the title cut "Who Needs Jamaica?", "Life Comes at You" and the Texas swing number "Hank & The Boys". The center piece of the disc is the track "Buffalo Man" one of the best pieces of music ever written about the Queen City. In an almost country/rap delivery Bentley sums of the life and times of every Buffalo musician and for that matter any Buffalonian. It has an enjoyably easy laid back feel that appeals to all ages and genre of music lovers. There are actually two versions of the song available, one on this disc and another version with slightly different lyrics issued as a radio promo that is destined to be a collector's item. If the saying is true that things get better with age Ed Bentley is just hitting his stride. Check out www.edbentleymusic.com to find out more about this treasured Western New York musician.