All I know right now is that his birth name is Ferdinand van Eif and was born in 1949. The song Bensonhurst Blues, written by Artie Kaplan & Artie Kornfeld, was originally released by Oscar Benton in his 1970 homonymous album. This version was part of the soundtrack of the 1999 movie La Bûche. Earlier it was on the soundtrack of the film Pour la Peau d'un Flic which features Alain Delon. Another version is that by Artie Kaplan in his 1973 album Confessions Of A Male Chauvinist Pig. The Italian singer Adriano Celentano, in his 2004 album C'é Sempre un Motivo, included an Italian version, named Vengo del Jazz. A famous Romanian singer, Margareta Paslaru, sings it in Romanian under the title Spuneam Ca Nu-Mi Passa (Bui Bui Bui).