|From United Sound of Soul website|
RIP Benny Spellman - December 11, 1931 to June 3, 2011. Benny Spellman was an amazing singer whose hits "Fortune Teller" and "Lipstick Traces" helped to define the sound of 1960s New Orleans R & B. He passed away in Florida on Friday, June 3 at age 79. Spellman was also a member of Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns, and was the low voice of Ernie K-Doe's smash hit "Mother In Law". In 2009, He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. To read a complete bio on Benny Spellman, click here. To read the obit in Nola.Com, click here. To hear "Fortune Teller", click here. To hear "Lipstick Traces", click here. To hear "Mother In Law" click here.