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WILLIAM BELL RELEASING NEW ALBUM ‘ONE DAY CLOSER TO HOME’ EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!

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Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Interviewing the Legends I’m your host Ray Shasho.

In a distinguished career as a singer, songwriter and producer, William Bell has come to define the essence of “soul.” Born in Memphis but based in Atlanta since 1970, William Bell was one of the pioneers of the classic Stax/Volt sound, joining such other illustrious musical forces at that label as Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. & the MG’s, Albert King, Eddie Floyd, Carla and Rufus Thomas, The Staple Singers and the Bar-Kays, among others.

After a two-year stint in the Armed Forces, William released his first full-length album in 1967, the classic The Soul of a Bell, which included the Top 20 hit single, “Everybody Loves a Winner.” That same year, blues great Albert King recorded what came to be his signature tune, “Born Under a Bad Sign,” also written by Bell, which has since become one of the most-recorded blues songs of all-time.

Among his other classic hits at Stax were “Any Other Way,” “Never Like This Before,” “A Tribute to a King” (William’s personal tribute to Stax legend Otis Redding), “I Forgot to be Your Lover,” his internationally acclaimed duet with Judy Clay, “Private Number,” and the perennial Christmas music favorite, “Every Day Will Be Like a Holiday.”

As a songwriter, William Bell’s compositions have also been recorded by such diverse stars as Otis Redding, Eric Clapton, Billy Idol, Lou Rawls and Rod Stewart, among many others.

In February 2017 William received a Grammy for his latest CD on STAX/Concord Records “This Is Where I Live” for Americana Album of the Year and performed on the live TV presentation with Gary Clark, Jr.! 

On April 14th, 2023, William Bell will release an Album titled “One Day Closer To Home” with 12 NEW songs. William Bell continues to be a major force in the music industry!

Please welcome Singer - Songwriter - Entertainer – Record Producer- Business Man- the legendary William Bell to Interviewing the Legends …

 

Legendary Soul Singer William Bell

Releasing New Album

 ‘One Day Closer To Home’

 

PURCHASE

 THE LATEST ALBUM

BY

WILLIAM BELL

entitled

‘ONE DAY CLOSER TO HOME’

Available at

https://williambellmusic.com/shop-download-music

“One Day Closer To Home” is a master class on how to put down the deepest kind of blues from a lifetime achiever. With tremendous groove, the song leans into his signature, soulful sound. Bell doesn’t waste a note, word, or bar telling this story of trying to get back to freedom and he makes you believe every bit of it. His vocal delivery is heart-wrenching, loaded with hope and despair all at once. Both the instrumentation and the track’s music video are austere and minimal, which keeps the focus on Bell, where it belongs. It’s an outstanding song that will catch you and keep you.

OFFICIALLY RELEASED APRIL 14TH 2023

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

WILLIAM BELL

VISIT

www.williambellmusic.com

Official website

www.facebook.com/TheRealWilliamBell

Facebook

www.youtube.com/@WilliamBellmusic

You Tube

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/william-bell/1198111

iTunes

 

Discography

Studio albums

Year  Album

1967  The Soul of a Bell

1969 Bound to Happen

1971  Wow ...William Bell

1972  Phases of Reality

1973  Waiting for William Bell

1974  Relating

1977  Coming Back for More

It's Time You Took Another Listen

1983  Survivor

1985  Passion

1989 On a Roll

1992 Bedtime Stories

1999 A Portrait Is Forever

2006 New Lease on Life

2016 This Is Where I Live

One Day Closer To Home (2023)

Compilation albums

The Best of William Bell (1988)

The Very Best of William Bell (2007)

Singles

1961  "You Don't Miss Your Water"

1962 "Any Other Way"

1963  "I Told You So"

"Just as I Thought"

"Somebody Mentioned Your Name"

"I'll Show You"

1964 “Who Will It Be Tomorrow"

1965  "Crying All by Myself"

1966 "Share What You Got (But Keep What You Need)"

"Never Like This Before"

1967    "Everybody Loves a Winner"

"Eloise (Hang on in There)"

"Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday"

1968   "Every Man Ought to Have a Woman”

"A Tribute to a King"

"Private Number" (with Judy Clay)

"I Forgot to Be Your Lover"

"My Baby Specializes" (with Judy Clay)

1969   "My Whole World Is Falling Down"

"Happy"

"Soul-A-Lujah" (with Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, Pervis Staples,

Carla Thomas, Mavis Staples and Cleotha Staples)

"Love's Sweet Sensation" (with Mavis Staples)

"I Can't Stop" (with Carla Thomas)

"Born Under a Bad Sign"

1970   "All I Have to Do Is Dream" (with Carla Thomas)

"Lonely Soldier"

1971   "A Penny for Your Thoughts"

"All for the Love of a Woman"

1972  "Save Us"

1973  "Lovin' on Borrowed Time"

"I've Got to Go on Without You"

1974  "Gettin' What You Want (Losin' What You Got)"

"Get It While It's Hot"

1976  "Tryin' to Love Two"

1977  "Coming Back for More"

"Easy Comin' Out (Hard Goin' In)"

1983  "Bad Time to Break Up"

"Playing Hard to Get"

1985  "Lovin' on Borrowed Time" (new version)

1986 "I Don't Want to Wake Up (Feelin' Guilty)" (with Janice Bulluck)

"Headline News"

"Passion"

"Please Come Home for Christmas"

1989 "Getting Out of Your Bed"

1990 "Need Your Love So Bad"

1992 "Bedtime Story"

1995  "Shake Hands (Come Out Lovin')"

 

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