William Bell

William Bell

Real Name:
William Yarborough
Profile:
Singer - Songwriter - Producer
Born on 16.07.1939 in Memphis, Tennessee.
He began performing in bands as a teenager, releasing his first record with the The Del-Rios on the local Meteor label in 1957.
He developed his songwriting career at the legendary Stax label, and would be a guiding force in the evolution of the Stax sound.
In 1961 had released his first solo effort, "You Don't Miss Your Water (Til the Well Runs Dry)", which would be one of the early hits for the label.
He was drafted in 1963 and spent two years in the Army.
In 1967 he released his first solo album at Stax where he released four more albums.
In 1969 Bell moved to Atlanta and started his own label, Peachtree Record Company.
Mid 70's he left Stax for Mercury where he released two albums.
In 1977 he enjoyed the biggest hit of his career with "Trying To Love Two", which sold over two million copies and stayed on the R&B charts for over six months.
After one album at Kat Family Records in 1983 he founded his own record company Wilbe Recording Corporation where he released albums up to 00's.
Throughout his career he has recorded succesful duets with Judy Clay, Carla Thomas, Mavis Staples and Janice Bullock.
In 1997, he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
The same year he was awarded with the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's R&B Pioneer Award.
In 2004, Bell was inducted into Carolina Beach Music Hall Of Fame.
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William Bell Discography

Albums

William Bell The Soul Of A Bell (Album) Atlantic US 1967 Sell This Version
William Bell Bound To Happen (Album) Stax US 1969 Sell This Version
William Bell Wow... (Album) Stax UK 1971 Sell This Version
William Bell Phases Of Reality (Album) Stax US 1972 Sell This Version
William Bell Relating (Album) Stax US 1973 Sell This Version
William Bell Coming Back For More (Album) Mercury Spain 1977 Sell This Version
SRM-1-1193 William Bell It's Time You Took Another Listen(LP, Album) Mercury SRM-1-1193 US 1977 Sell This Version
FZ 38643 William Bell Survivor(LP, Album) Kat Family Records FZ 38643 US 1983 Sell This Version
William Bell Passion (Album) Wilbe Recording Corporation US 1985 Sell This Version
William Bell On A Roll (Album) Wilbe Recording Corporation US 1989 Sell This Version
William Bell Bedtime Stories (Album) Wilbe Recording Corporation US 1992 Sell This Version
2010 William Bell New Lease On Life(CD, Album) Wilbe Recording Corporation 2010 US 2006 Sell This Version
William Bell This Is Where I Live (Album) Stax US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

William Bell You Don't Miss Your Water / Formula Of Love (Single) Stax US 1961 Sell This Version
S-128 William Bell Any Other Way / Please Help Me I'm Falling(7", Single) Stax S-128 US 1962 Sell This Version
William Bell I'll Show You / Monkeying Around (Single) Stax US 1963 Sell This Version
William Bell Just As I Thought / I'm Waiting On You Stax US 1963 Sell This Version
S-138 William Bell Somebody Mentioned Your Name / What Can I Do (To Forget)(7", Single) Stax S-138 US 1963 Sell This Version
William Bell Don't Stop Now / Crying All By Myself (Single) Stax US 1964 Sell This Version
S-146 William Bell Don't Make Something Out Of Nothing / Who Will It Be Tomorrow(7", Single) Stax S-146 US 1964 Sell This Version
William Bell Never Like This Before / Soldiers Good-bye (Single) Stax US 1966 Sell This Version
William Bell Marching Off To War / Share What You Got (But Keep What You Need) (Single) Stax US 1966 Sell This Version
William Bell Everybody Loves A Winner / You're Such A Sweet Thang (Single) Stax Canada 1967 Sell This Version
William Bell One Plus One / Eloise (Hang On In There) (Single) Stax US 1967 Sell This Version
William Bell & Judy Clay William Bell & Judy Clay - My Baby Specializes / Left Over Love (Single) Stax Germany 1968 Sell This Version