William Bell

William Bell

Real Name:
William Yarborough
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


719 William Bell The Soul Of A Bell (Album) Atlantic 719 US 1967 Sell This Version
STS 2014, STS-2014 William Bell Bound To Happen (Album) Stax STS 2014, STS-2014 US 1969 Sell This Version
2362 009 William Bell Wow... (Album) Stax 2362 009 UK 1971 Sell This Version
STS-3005 William Bell Phases Of Reality (Album) Stax STS-3005 US 1972 Sell This Version
STS 5502 William Bell Relating (Album) Stax STS 5502 US 1973 Sell This Version
63 38 789 William Bell Coming Back For More (Album) Mercury 63 38 789 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
WIL-3001 William Bell Passion (Album) Wilbe Recording Corporation WIL-3001 US 1985 Sell This Version
WIL 3007 William Bell On A Roll (Album) Wilbe Recording Corporation WIL 3007 US 1989 Sell This Version
4128 William Bell Bedtime Stories (Album) Wilbe Recording Corporation 4128 US 1992 Sell This Version
2010 William Bell New Lease On Life(CD, Album) Wilbe Recording Corporation 2010 US 2006 Sell This Version
STX-38939ADV William Bell This Is Where I Live (Album) Stax STX-38939ADV US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

S-116 William Bell You Don't Miss Your Water / Formula Of Love (Single) Stax S-116 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
S-141 William Bell I'll Show You / Monkeying Around (Single) Stax S-141 US 1963 Sell This Version
S-135 William Bell Just As I Thought / I'm Waiting On You Stax S-135 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
S-174 William Bell Don't Stop Now / Crying All By Myself (Single) Stax S-174 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
45-199 William Bell Never Like This Before / Soldiers Good-bye (Single) Stax 45-199 US 1966 Sell This Version
S-191 William Bell Marching Off To War / Share What You Got (But Keep What You Need) (Single) Stax S-191 US 1966 Sell This Version
212X William Bell Everybody Loves A Winner / You're Such A Sweet Thang (Single) Stax 212X Canada 1967 Sell This Version
S-227 William Bell One Plus One / Eloise (Hang On In There) (Single) Stax S-227 US 1967 Sell This Version
C006-90 109 William Bell & Judy Clay William Bell & Judy Clay - My Baby Specializes / Left Over Love (Single) Stax C006-90 109 Germany 1968 Sell This Version