Greatest Hits: Collectors Edition

Greatest Hits: Collectors Edition

by William Bell
     
 
A woefully underappreciated soul singer, William Bell, often in collaboration with Booker T. Jones (of MG's fame), wrote some stone cold country-soul classics, including "You Don't Miss Your Water," a hit for Bell in 1961, and "Born Under a Bad Sign," which became the theme song for blues giant Albert King after his

Overview

A woefully underappreciated soul singer, William Bell, often in collaboration with Booker T. Jones (of MG's fame), wrote some stone cold country-soul classics, including "You Don't Miss Your Water," a hit for Bell in 1961, and "Born Under a Bad Sign," which became the theme song for blues giant Albert King after his version was released in 1967. As a staff writer for Stax Records, Bell wasn't afraid to mix pure country elements into the deep soul stew, as "You Don't Miss Your Water" shows, and his 1967 hit "Everybody Loves a Winner" (two versions are included here) is as much Merle Haggard as it is Otis Redding. "Eloise (Hang On in There)," another Bell/Jones collaboration, sounds like a great, lost Four Tops song, and is one of the many highlights on this anthology. Fans of the legendary Stax sound will love this collection, and as a single-disc package, it makes for a solid introduction to this fine singer and writer.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/2002
Label:
Wilbe Records
UPC:
0699887200629
catalogNumber:
2006
Rank:
6089

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

William Bell   Primary Artist,Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals
Paul Garrett   Trumpet
Wayne Goins   Guitar
Kathleen Jackson   Background Vocals
Reginald Wizard Jones   Strings,Keyboards
Jimmy O'Neill   Acoustic Guitar
Josh Williams   Bass Guitar
Trina Meade   Background Vocals
Jimmy O'Neil   Acoustic Guitar
Tomi Martin   Background Vocals
Vernon Echols   Background Vocals
Ted Stovall   Tenor Saxophone
Josh Williams & High Gear   Bass
Jimmy Jackson   Percussion,Drums
Kathleen Jackson   Background Vocals
Gerg S. McClean   Trumpet
Vinni O'Neil   Background Vocals
James H. Patterson   Baritone Saxophone
Vernon Echols   Background Vocals
Rebecca Rhome   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

William Bell   Producer,Audio Production
Tommy Stewart   Horn Arrangements
Ginette Callaway   Art Direction

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