William Bell Soul of a Bell [Bonus Tracks]

Soul of a Bell [Bonus Tracks]
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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Stax

Entertainment Reviews:

Q - 12/02, p.120
3 out of 5 - "...It's a gritty-sweet mix of gospel, soul and country as downhome as grits and cornbread..."
Living Blues - 9-10/02, p.80
"...Bell was a masterful balladeer, and the set reflects that strength with gorgeous covers...alongside Bell's own spine-chillers..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 12/02, p.130
"...Bell's songwriting shines throughout the album..."


  • Buy for $0.991.Everybody Loves A Winner
  • 2.You Don't Miss Your Water
  • Buy for $0.993.Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
  • Buy for $0.994.I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)
  • Buy for $0.995.Nothing Takes The Place of You
  • Buy for $0.996.Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
  • Buy for $0.997.Eloise (Hang On In There)
  • 8.Any Other Way
  • Buy for $0.999.It's Happening All Over
  • Buy for $0.9910.Never Like This Before
  • Buy for $0.9911.You're Such A Sweet Thang
  • Buy for $0.9912.You Don't Miss Your Water (alternate version)
  • Buy for $0.9913.Any Other Way (alternate version)

Product Description:

Personnel: William Bell (vocals); Steve Cropper (guitar); Booker T. Jones, Isaac Hayes (keyboards); Donald "Duck" Dunn (bass); Al Jackson, Jr. (drums); The Memphis Horns.
Producers: Booker T. Jones, Jim Stewart.
Recorded in 1966 & 1967. Includes liner notes by Rob Bowman.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: William Bell (vocals); Steve Cropper (guitar); Joe Arnold (alto saxophone); Andrew Love (tenor saxophone); Wayne Jackson (trumpet); Booker T. Jones III, Isaac Hayes (keyboards); Al Jackson, Jr. (drums).
Audio Remasterers: Dan Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Recording information: 1960S.
Unknown Contributor Role: Jim Stewart .
This CD is a classic example of '60s Southern soul. William Bell isn't quite as gritty as his pal Otis Redding; he's primarily a gospel crooner, although he's more than convincing in Redding-style songs such as "Never Been Like This Before," "You're Such a Sweet Thing," and "I've Been Loving You Too Long."
"Everybody Loves a Winner," the album's big hit, is an all-but-perfect mix of soul and country (check out the faux Floyd Cramer piano part), and the same could be said about the now-classic "You Don't Miss Your Water." Meanwhile, Bell's vocals throughout are extraordinarily intense, particularly on a spine-tingling cover of Toussaint McCall's "Nothing Takes the Place of You."

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 115,341
  • UPC: 025218860727
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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