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The time by which the auction is extended accumulates until no more bids are received during the final 5 minute period. Honey from the Bee 6. You Got a Hold on Me 7. Keep a Light in the Window 8. Got an Island Feelin' 9. Treat Her Right Like a Lady Up Close and Personal Save Us Every Sunday Morning.
Don't call it a comeback though as the Bell's been tolling in the six years since his last disc, " Portrait Is Forever ". He's helped make a name of Jeff Floyd, producing two fine records for the man. The title track, the first single, is one of those instantly classic, head-nodding Southern Soul gems that define the genre. A coasting shuffle bumper with a seamless melody.
On the terrific "Playez Only Love You When They're Playing " this one-time player decries the womanizing for the love of a good woman who ends up playing him. It ain't worth it. But later he's creeping on the sultry jam "My Body Don't Know" where he falls in love with his "best friend's girl". Superb production on this track by Bell and Reginald "Wizard" Jones who also co-wrote this number and six others.
Another of many potential singles here. The bouncy, feel good "Honey From The Bee" is pure ear candy. Makes me think of eating ice cream basking in the sun when I hear it among other things thank you very much. Further good vibrations crop up on the lovely "Every Sunday Morning" where Bell yearns for the "old fashioned values in life" with tight families and neighborhoods.
Certainly a timely sentiment in an age of moral decay. That Gospel n' socially conscious feeling is also represented by "Save Us", a track rescued from an obscure mids collection. Good Soul music is born from such empathetic observations as much as it is sex.
Tracks like this help make " New Lease On Life " a full course meal- running the gamut on what fuels "Soul" from subject to sound as Bell even connects to 60s roots with the retro vibe of "Up Close And Personal". Forget Prince, this is "musicology". You Don't Miss Water 2. Never Like This Before 5. Everybody Loves a Winner 6. Eloise Hang on in There 7. Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday 8. Tribute to a King, A 9. Every Man Oughta Have a Woman My Baby Specializes Happy All For the Love of a Woman I've Got to Go on Without You Intro 2.
Hard To Handle 7. You Don't Miss Your Water. That's the word that comes to mind on this live set from the true "king of Southern Soul".
Frustrating because the performance is very strong but the sound quality is subpar- definitely not a soundboard recording. I'm thus confronted on how to review this disc. If I were to just concentrate on the performance it's all aces but if that performance isn't captured with clear sound it's hard to ignore.
Bell has his own label, Wilbe Records, where he recorded himself his last album, 's " New Lease On Life " being the most notable and introduced Jeff Floyd and Lola to the world.
Bell, now 76, hasn't lost more than a pinch of his Gospel-influenced voice. He still sounds warm, aching, ie "soulful" just as he did decades ago. Although the album was recorded in New York City and producer John Leventhal is better known in the alternative-Country realm his wife is none other than Rosanne Cash the sound of Memphis dominates the album. He thought it was too gospel-orientated. Axton persisted and she loved the song.
She convinced Jim to release it, and he agreed to do it as a b-side. Jim St ewart and Estelle Ax ton, a brother and a sister, were the founders of the Stax Records in , at that point still under the name of Satellite. Without even trying he sounded exactly like Sam Cooke for some reason. We shared the lead singing. He and I kinda hit it off again, too, and he really started while I was still there. Louis and Nathan went on to become the Four Canes first and then the Ovations , and Norman West went solo and in became a member of the Soul Children see www.
It bears a lot of resemblance to the music Chuck Jackson used to record those days, and actually Chuck recorded the song himself, too. On tour, I think in Nashville, everybody had a room but me, so Chuck had one of his musicians double up and let me have his room. So he and I became very good friends, and we still are. We talk at least once or twice a week. William himself wrote Any Other Way, and most of the songs he cut those days were either his own compositions, or co-penned with Booker T.
Jones or Steve Cropper. I started writing poems and then after I became more professional with music I started setting melodies with it.
At fourteen I wrote Alone on a Rainy Nite , and it kinda escalated from there. When I started recording, I had all of that going for me in terms of a fan base. Locally everybody knew me. Some of those songs were cut earlier, because William was drafted for about two years in , and one place he was stationed was Hawaii. That was done to have something to release, while I was in the military. We met, when I was home on furlough from basic training.
I was in a studio recording, and Otis came up with Johnny Jenkins. He and I became friends. By the time I got out from the military, he was popular. In , however, William finally returned to the charts with his both singles released that year. Jones is a dynamic ballad coupled with a mid-tempo beater called Marching off to War by Steve Cropper and Eddie Floyd. Born Under A Bad Sign.
Everybody Loves A Winner. A Tribute To A King. New Lease On Life. This Is Where I Live. Poison In The Well. Any Other Way. More Rooms. Love's Sweet Sensation. Click here for more info. Bring your William Bell Record collection to us 5 days a week - click here. You searched for a full discography of the artist 'William Bell' which returned the following results.
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