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Bob Benjamin

by Do You Know

This is uplifting feel-good music with a positive message in a folk rock format.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Slow Boil
Bob Benjamin
3:10 $0.99
2. Understand?
Bob Benjamin
3:08 $0.99
3. I Just Knew
Bob Benjamin
4:24 $0.99
4. A Walk in the Park
Bob Benjamin
3:19 $0.99
5. Maria
Bob Benjamin
4:03 $0.99
6. Do You Know?
Bob Benjamin
4:23 $0.99
7. I Want to Dance with You
Bob Benjamin
4:44 $0.99
8. Dancer
Bob Benjamin
2:08 $0.99
9. Something's Gotta Change
Bob Benjamin
4:32 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
His name is Bob Benjamin, born of a Costa Rican mother and an American father. His first CD, “Do You Know”, was mostly recorded in Costa Rica by his production company, Traveling Light Music.
The music of the movies was an early influence for Bob, who grew up in 1950s and 60s Santa Ana, Orange County, California- Hollywood's backyard, where his athletic abilities in high school and college were pointing to a professional baseball career. His mother, Maria Violeta Zúñiga Campos, thought of life as one big Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie and together she and young Bob watched the musicals of the 1930s and 40s, although The Beatles were the main musical influence in his youth. His music and voice are compared more to a mix between Cat Stevens and Neil Diamond.
Bob moved to Costa Rica in 1999 after performing for years in Cambria, California in search of a more tranquil life and the opportunity to sing and write more songs. Since then, and equipped with only his smooth voice and his guitar, he has been charming audiences all over the country.
Upon arriving in Costa Rica, he was lucky to meet Roberto López and Alvaro Esquivel, a music promoter and a producer respectively, who opened doors so that he could perform at The Grand Hotel, the Jazz Café, La Cava in Escazú, and the Marriott Hotels. Later, he tried his luck on the beaches of Tamarindo, Flamingo, Brasilito, Panamá, Potrero, Ocotal and Hermosa where he sang regularly at such venues as the Four Seasons Resort, the Best Western Crazy Monkey Bar Tamarindo, Cala Luna, the Happy Snapper, the Flamingo Marina Resort, Giardini Resort, Pasatiempo, Father Rooster, the Beach Club, the Upper Deck, Florblanca Resort in Playa Santa Teresa, San Jose and Lake Arenal.
He has recently returned to the U.S. where he continues to perform, write, and record.



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Mike Schimberg

Do you Know
I love the Song "Do You Know" So uplifting, especially the Bass part. It's almost as if Bob & the Bass player
had played together for years in some obscure town where the ocean meets the pines.

Stephanie Alise

Something to cherish, a nice variety of musical sounds on this CD
I love this CD and never get tired of hearing it! The love songs are sincere and sweet without being sappy and the rock songs are catchy and fun with thoughtful lyrics. The CD is very well produced...Bob's voice is gorgeous and there are lots of interesting musical background touches like chimes, waves, strings and angelic voices adding a light, magical quality to the rock guitar format. love it love it love it!

Helena Buell

Uplifting, fun, inspiring, I love Maria, and Do you Wanna Dance, B. Benjamins' m
This CD makes me want to dance, sing, and laugh. It is a fun, well selected mix of music. Enjoyable for all ages. Soul touching, inspiring, and excellent sound quality.

Rose Marie .

Write more songs!
BB- your music is from your heart and soul ! Where are your other songs? The songs from long ago? Where are the songs of today and tomorrow? Keep on publishing your CDs? The world needs more joy and passion in it! Keep the music coming, BB.


Going to Costa Rica? Go hear Bob Benjamin!
You can't go to Costa Rica and not go hear Bob Benjamin! The man will rock and serenade you with passionate melodies right out of his heart! His rock'n roll has been filtered, aged and mellowed in the land of 'Pura Vida' and it's sooo sweet! Track him down... ask around...once you hear him you'll not soon forget him! Bob leads the life we all wish we could: he is a master craftsman: his tools are his voice and his guitar. Don't miss him!!

Mark Beyeler

Do you know
Best I have ever heard - love the music and the lyrics - would love to get you to perform in Canada - specifically in Kelowna, British columbia - heard you play in Costa Rica - people up here would love to hear you.

Dory Pirie

best c.d. I have heard in a long time
I enjoy all kinds of music but this is the first C.D. that acually makes me feel GOOD!!It makes me want to get up and dance.This c.d. is from start to finish 100% enjoyable. Those who love music are truly missing out if they haven't heard this one !!

Rita Reames

Do You Know
You'll be listening to this music for years. It's timeless, fun, and from the heart. Now you've got another reason to visit Costa Rica! Bob Benjamin lives the life, sings the songs,
and keeps us rocking.


do you know
this emotional, romantic song is a typical example of the fine music written and sung by bob benjamin. he shows insight, creativity and and sensitivity, particularly in this song. however, one should hear the entire album to understand the depth and talent of this very gifted musician.wonderful lyrics, great voice!!

Jim Mei

sounding good
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