Stand by me
Ben E. King
HISTORY OF THE SONG
Actually, King didn't intend to turn this song into a great success but rather a song to fill in any disc.
After have made many attempts to versioning the opening song, he recalled the first song, he introduced strings and was ready to be launched as a single that, in 1961, went to the top of the charts in a record time.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ABOUT DE WRITER
Now known as Ben E. King, his third single, "Spanish Harlem," struck gold, and it was followed by a rewrite Ben had made of a gospel song called "Lord, Stand by Me". And later, nombrated "Stand by me".
MUSICAL ANALYSIS OF THE SONG
The principal characteristic that Stand identifies to " stand by me " is an ostinato (musical form based on the constant repetition of a musical fragment) that lead to the unison under, the güiro (a Latin-American percussion instrument) and the triangle. The voice of the singer, crushed sometimes, begins with short phrases in an average record that little by little is rising up to coming to the refrain where it reaches an expectant climate that he doesn't defraud in his attainment. The work complements a wrapping up of violins and as a choir that, from the second strophe, they help to create a sonorous fund.