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"Ed Bentley-Inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame"

The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame is proud to celebrate 25 years of honoring the music and performers of Buffalo and Western New York at its 25th Anniversary Induction Gala
Please join the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame on Thursday, October 9, 2008, 7 PM at the Tralf Music Hall located at 622 Main Street in Buffalo's Downtown Theatre District for an evening of live music. Everyone is encouraged to attend to welcome the forthcoming 2008 Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Inductees who will also be performing.
The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame was founded in 1983 to recognize groups and individuals who have had a significant impact on the WNY music scene and/or achieved success in the music industry on a national and often an international scale. The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame annually recognizes and inducts outstanding Western New Yorkers who have made major contributions to the music industry at their annual induction gala. Members of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame from previous classes will be in attendance to honor the Class of 2008 and in some cases to induct the new members.
Food and refreshments are available through the Tralf facilities. Tickets are $20, at all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone 852-5000, or through the Tralf Box office.
The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announces its Class of 2008:
ED BENTLEY: Rockabilly music performer, Inductee/National Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
BOB JAMES: Songwriter guitarist/singer, local music producer and educator.
RICHARD KERMODE: 1970's keyboardist for Janis Joplin (posthumous award).
JERRY LIVINGSTON: National Recording Artist with: Miki Howard Atlantic records, Stephanie Mills – MCA Records, Liberty Silvers RCA Records/BMG and Billy Phillips/MCA Records and he recorded (5) albums 2 of them Gold with Rick James on Motown Records. Jerry is also a local Jazz Bassist.
TOM REINHARDT: Local rock and blues bassist.
JOE ROZLER: Internationally sought after keyboardist.
SCHULZ FAMILY: Generations of great musicians represented in one of Buffalo's premier musical families.
JOANIE SOMMERS: 1960's radio star & "Pepsi Girl."

JIMMY SACCA: Lead Singer of the world famous Hilltoppers – national vocal group from the 1950's and 1960's.

MACK LUCHEY: Buffalo music store owner and promoter of Buffalo music.
ANTHONY MARCHESE: Synthesizer pioneer.
RICHARD SARGENT: Local record producer.
Co-chairs of the event include: Patricia Kirisits, Susan Banks, and Richie Derwald. For more information on the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame – please access the website at http://www.buffalomusic.org/ - Buffalo News

"Kind words from Jimmy Stix-Country DJ Albany, NY"

A Big HOWDY!!!!!

Ed.......... your CD is fantastic........ special........ very refreshing........ especailly "Hank And The Boys" !

Every chance I get, your songs will be on my country music radio shows! As long as I live Bud......... your music will be play and listened to, and that's a Jimmy Stix' word Bud!

Hope to meet you some day........ I'm only 56 years old, so your songs will be spinned for a long time......... well......... that depends on how long I live........ LOL!!!!!!!

Talk to you later ok!

Keep in touch cousin!

Sincerely your promoter,

Jimmy Stix
www.jimstix.com - email

"Emails from DJ's in Europe & Australia"

Bob Atkins-Australia
Giday Ed Thanks for the Album, I am on this Thursday and next
Wednesday and Friday , Thanks mate I also have you on the latest MTM,
You will receive e-mails and I post on about 7 boards. Bob (Ps I
enjoyed this album)

Hi Ed
Thank you very much for the CD. Much appreciated. There will be many spins from this in my coming “Country Sunday” programs.
You are quite right “Who needs Jamaica”? With a backyard and fantasy you can have the same fun much cheaper.
Very good production and great songs.

Wish you all the best - Stig
Stig Tornqvist
DJ & Resp.Editor
CMR 105,5 in Sweden
Dear Friend
I would be very grateful to you if you could send me information and record on the artist:

Ed Bentley

I am very interested.
My programmshows, I host on the Radio RCF Rivages, are based on the country music especially if the artists are unknown, so I could present the artist and the record.
Your contact by 'Mark Trail Music 29' with the fantastic song 'Common ground' and hope to heard others country songs with the album 'Who needs Jamaica'
Looking forward to hearing from you, I remain
Sincerely yours
Dominique Lemarechal

Dominique Lemarechal
6 Rue Per Jakez Helias
29860 Plabennec
BCMA Member
CMAA Member
Int'l CMA Member - emails


Here We Go Again-CD 2005
Who Needs Jamaica-CD 2008
Who was that "Old Man"-single 2008



In late 2004 Ed Bentley was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame after having been away from the music scene for over 20 years. Running a sucessfull Insurance business was a nice secure life but there was always that feeling,"somethings missing". That "something" was performing and writing songs. Ed's induction was the needed spark, and before long he sold the Insurance business, grabbed his guitar and jumped right back into music with both feet. He started making frequent trips to Nashville, renewing old aquaintances, co writing with some great writers, opened a publishing company and finally started recorded again.

CD Review - By Bob Silvestri
Ed Bentley-"Who Needs Jamaica"

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.