As a musically gifted performer, Robby Benson composed and sang his own songs for a number of films. Unfortunately, the majority of his music never made it beyond LP's and 45's. Robby's voice, by our personal description, can melt you like butter on a hot pan, he's a velvet baritone/bass mix with a bit of roughness around the edges. Robby has a charming, folk-rock style coupled with breezy, introspective lyrics, whether he's singing his own lyrics or those written by others.
Below are a collection of mp3s to download for your listening pleasure. Please keep in mind that most of this music was recorded off record players or tape recorded from the movie itself before being transferred to a mp3 file. Please just enjoy the 'AM' radio quality that even includes the sound of the old record player scratching. (Remember those?)
Robby has released an official music album as a companion to his latest book, "I'm not dead yet." It features a slew of cool original tunes, lovely music from his equally talented wife, Karla De Vito, and a remastered version of "Mr. Weinstein's Barber Shop" from his 1980 film, "Die Laughing." It's a terrific album!
Get it here at Amazon.
Learn more from Robby's Official Website with other options to buy both the print book, E-book version, and music album.
From Robby's 1973 hit movie, "Jeremy." Written by Joseph Brooks. This song has a beautiful violin refrain. It's a fan favorite that has many musicians covering it. You can check out the videos on youtube.
Mr. Weinstein's Barber shop
The first of Robby's original songs that opens the film and wins Daniel Pinsky a chance to play at the semi-finals.
Robby's singing clip in Beauty and the Beast – Something There
The theme song to Jory, sung by B.J. Thomas.
Robby Benson and Karla DeVito are magical together when they sing. Here they perform "If I Had the Wings" from his musical "Open Heart" on ABC4 News in 2007.