Soul of a Bell [Bonus Tracks]

Soul of a Bell [Bonus Tracks]

by William Bell


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William Bell's history illustrates just how singles-oriented soul was in the 1960s. Though he'd enjoyed a hit in 1961 with "You Don't Miss Your Water," it wasn't until 1967 that Stax finally released his first album, the magnificent Soul of a Bell. From that classic and Bell's moderate hits "Never Like This Before" and "Everybody Loves a Winner" to heartfelt versions of "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" and "I've Been Loving You Too Long," everything on this album (reissued on CD in 1991) illustrates the gospel-drenched richness of Southern soul. Meanwhile, the influence of Motown and the Four Tops is hard to miss on the riveting single "Eloise (Hang On in There)," which should have been a major hit, but, surprisingly, never even charted. [The 2002 CD reissue adds alternate versions of "You Don't Miss Your Water" and "Any Other Way."]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/18/2002
Label: Stax
UPC: 0025218860727
catalogNumber: 8607

Album Credits

Performance Credits

William Bell   Primary Artist,Vocals
Steve Cropper   Guitar
Joe Arnold   Alto Saxophone
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Bass
Isaac Hayes   Keyboards
Wayne Jackson   Trumpet
Andrew Love   Tenor Saxophone
Al Jackson   Drums
Booker T. Jones   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Steve Young   Composer
Ronnie Stoots   Artwork
Toussaint McCall   Composer
Dan Penn   Composer
Yves Beauvais   Reissue Producer
Chips Moman   Composer
Jim Stewart   Contributor
Traditional   Composer
Alan Robinson   Composer

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