Bell & James

Profile:
Songwriting and disco soul funk duo of multi-instrumentalists Leroy M. Bell and Casey James from Philadelphia.
Bell's uncle was Philly soul mainstay Thom Bell, so they signed as songwriters at Mighty Three Music, a company he co-owned with Gamble & Huff.
They started writing songs for the roster of Philadelphia International Records (The O'Jays, MFSB, Teddy Pendergrass etc.)
In early 1978 they were signed to A&M where they released three albums, spawning hits like "Livin' It Up (Friday Night)", "You Never Know What You've Got", "Shakedown", "Only Make Believe".
After parting ways, both did much session work.
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Albums

Bell & James - Bell & James album art Bell & James Bell & James (Album) A&M Records US 1978 Sell This Version
Bell & James - Only Make Believe album art Bell & James Only Make Believe (Album) A&M Records Australia 1979 Sell This Version
Bell & James - In Black & White album art Bell & James In Black & White (Album) A&M Records Japan 1981 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Bell & James - Livin' It Up (Friday Night) / Don't Let The Man Get You album art Bell & James Livin' It Up (Friday Night) / Don't Let The Man Get You (Single) A&M Records Australia 1978 Sell This Version
Bell & James - You Never Know What You've Got album art Bell & James You Never Know What You've Got (Single) A&M Records US 1978 Sell This Version
31C 052 62675Z Bell & James - Ain't We Funkin' Now / Livin' It Up (Friday Night) album art Brothers Johnson / Bell & James Brothers Johnson / Bell & James - Ain't We Funkin' Now / Livin' It Up (Friday Night)(12", Single) Disco Magic (2), A&M Records 31C 052 62675Z Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
Bell & James - Only Make Believe album art Bell & James Only Make Believe (Single) A&M Records US 1979 Sell This Version
Bell & James - Shakedown album art Bell & James Shakedown (Single) A&M Disco 1979 Sell This Version
Bell & James - The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh / Pisces Theme album art The Thom Bell Orchestra Featuring Bell & James The Thom Bell Orchestra Featuring Bell & James - The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh / Pisces Theme Lorimar Records US 1979 Sell This Version
2347 Bell & James - Love, Call My Name album art Bell & James Love, Call My Name(7", Single, Promo) A&M Records 2347 US 1981 Sell This Version
75021 8712 7 Bell & James - Livin' It Up (Friday Night) / Glad To Know You album art Bell & James / Chas Jankel Bell & James / Chas Jankel - Livin' It Up (Friday Night) / Glad To Know You(7", Single, RE) A&M Records 75021 8712 7 US 1981 Sell This Version
SP-12305 Bell & James - Say It, Say It / Livin' It Up (Friday Night) album art E.G. Daily / Bell & James E.G. Daily / Bell & James - Say It, Say It / Livin' It Up (Friday Night)(12") A&M Records SP-12305 US 1989 Sell This Version
Bell & James / Peter Allen Bell & James / Peter Allen - Livin'It Up (Friday Night) / I Go To Rio Unidisc Canada Unknown Sell This Version
8619-S Bell & James - Livin' It Up (Friday Night) / You Never Know What You've Got album art Bell & James Livin' It Up (Friday Night) / You Never Know What You've Got(7", RE) A&M Records 8619-S US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

31C 016 63421 Bell & James - 4 Sucessos album art Bell & James 4 Sucessos(7", Comp) A&M Records 31C 016 63421 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version

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