Son of Langston and Ruthie Bell, he is the second oldest of seven brothers, including Ricky Bell, USC and NFL football player, and Jerry Bell, former world Karate champion and singer. He also is related to producer Thom Bell. Bell started singing in Houston night clubs at age ten, influenced by performances of Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke. He formed the Drells in 1966 while in high school. With the Drells he recorded the hit “Tighten Up”. Since the breakup of the Drells in 1980, Bell has pursued a solo career and recorded the album “I Never Had It So Good” (1981) for Beckett Records. Eventually he continued to perform with the Drells until the 1990s.
Archie Bell Discography Tracks
|Archie Bell||I Never Had It So Good (Album)||Becket Records||UK||1981||Sell This Version|
Singles & EPs
|Archie Bell||Any Time Is Right (Single)||Becket Records||US||1981||Sell This Version|
|Archie Bell||I Never Had It So Good / Don't Wait For The World||Becket Records||US||1981||Sell This Version|
|Archie Bell||Touchin' You||WMOT Records||Canada||1982||Sell This Version|