Benny Spellman

Benny Spellman ( born December 11, 1931 in Pensacola (Florida ); † 3 June 2011) was an American rhythm and blues singer.

Spellman was especially with his hit Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette ), composed known by Allen Toussaint and the original version of the song Fortune Teller, which was later covered by the Rolling Stones Lipstick Traces reached # 28 on the Billboard Black Singles chart and # 80 Hot 100 He also worked with Huey Piano Smith and was accompanying singer Ernie K- Doe # 1 Hit Mother- in-law. In 1965 he took on the single I Feel Good / Word Game for Atlantic Records; then he drew largely from the music business and worked in the beer industry.

Benny Spellman was still active as a developer of new talent in Louisiana; In August 1988, he joined a party for George HW Bush on. In the same year appeared on Collectables Records, a retrospective of 16 Spellman recordings of the 1960s. He also appeared regularly at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on. In 2009 he was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and honored with a memorial stone on the Tipitina's Walk of Fame. After a stroke, he moved the mid-1990s to Florida. His daughter Judy Spellman is a gospel and jazz singer.