William Bell Wow.../Bound To Happen

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CD Details

  • Fantasy Warehouse Clearance Sale product may be specifically marked for one-way sale
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: Stax

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.I Can't Make It (All By Myself)
  • Buy for $0.992.Till My Back Ain't Got No Bone
  • Buy for $0.993.All For The Love Of A Woman
  • Buy for $0.994.My Door Is Always Open
  • Buy for $0.995.A Penny For Your Thoughts
  • Buy for $0.996.You'll Want Diamonds
  • Buy for $0.997.Winding, Winding Road
  • Buy for $0.998.Somebody's Gonna Get Hurt
  • Buy for $1.299.I Forgot To Be Your Lover
  • Buy for $0.9910.I'll Be Home
  • Buy for $0.9911.Western Union Man
  • Buy for $0.9912.My Whole World Is Falling Down
  • Buy for $0.9913.Everyday People
  • Buy for $0.9914.Johnny, I Love You
  • Buy for $0.9915.All God's Children Got Soul
  • Buy for $0.9916.Happy
  • Buy for $0.9917.By The Time I Get To Phoenix
  • Buy for $0.9918.Bring The Curtain Down
  • Buy for $0.9919.A Smile Can't Hide (A Broken Heart)
  • Buy for $0.9920.Born Under A Bad Sign
  • Buy for $0.9921.I Got A Sure Thing

Product Description:

2 LPs on 1 CD: WOW... (1971)/BOUND TO HAPPEN (1969).
Includes liner notes by Lee Hildebrand.
Digitally remastered by Joe Tarntino (1997, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
WOW...:
Personnel: William Bell (vocals); Eddie Hinton, Jimmy Johnson, Terry Manning (guitar); Barry Beckett (keyboards); David Hood (bass); Roger Hawkins (drums); Kim Weston, Patrice Holloway, Jessie Smith, Mickey Stevenson, Booker T. Jones, The Nightingales (background vocals).
Producer: Al Bell
Principally recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Musle Shoals, Alabama in October 1970.
BOUND TO HAPPEN:
Personnel includes: William Bell (vocals); Michael Toles, Steve Cropper (guitar); The Memphis Horns (horns); James Alexander, Donald "Duck" Dunn (bass); Al Jackson, Jr. (drums).
Producer: Booker T. Jones.
Engineers: Ron Capone, Terry Manning, Bobby Manuel.
Principally recorded at Ardent Recording Studios, Memphis, Tennessee on January 9, 1969.
William Bell's WOW (1969) and BOUND TO HAPPEN (1971) couldn't sound more unalike. WOW is the Stax aesthetic writ large, whereas BOUND TO HAPPEN is more urbane and much less down-home in feel. Taken together, as presented here, the music is simply excellent all around.
As a rule, Bell is not as gritty as his mentor Otis Redding. Bell is primarily a gospel crooner, although he does get down and dirty, Redding style, on "A Smile Can't Hide (A Broken Heart)." Other highlights include "Happy," one of the Stax factory's occasional Motown emulations, a definitive version of Bell's classic "Born Under a Bad Sign," and the wrenchingly intense "My Whole World is Falling Down."

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  • UPC: 025218883221
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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