By EW Staff
Updated July 16, 1993 at 04:00 AM EDT

Ben E. King Anthology (Atlantic/ Rhino) Ben E. King, the magnificent voice and author of 1961’s ”Stand By Me,” poured warmth and sincerity over the hits he recorded as a Drifter (”There Goes My Baby”) and as a young solo soulster. But King ultimately lacked the stylistic authority of a great artist, and the songs from his latter-day career collected on this two-CD set are often uninspired. B- -Ira Robbins