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The Very Best of William Bell


Download links and information about The Very Best of William Bell by William Bell. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Country genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 59:21 minutes.

Artist: William Bell
Release date: 2007
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Country
Tracks: 20
Duration: 59:21
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No. Title Length
1. You Don't Miss Your Water 3:00
2. Any Other Way 2:29
3. Share What You Got (But Keep What You Need) 2:50
4. Never Like This Before 2:57
5. Everybody Loves a Winner 2:52
6. Eloise (Hang On In There) 2:43
7. Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday (Single Version) 2:37
8. A Tribute to a King 2:52
9. Every Man Oughta Have a Woman (Single Version) 2:44
10. Private Number (Single Version) 2:41
11. I Forgot to Be Your Lover (Single Version) 2:20
12. My Baby Specializes (Single Version) 2:38
13. My Whole World Is Falling Down (Single Version) 3:08
14. Happy (Single Version) 2:34
15. Born Under a Bad Sign (Single Version) 3:12
16. All for the Love of a Woman (Single Version) 3:11
17. Save Us (Single Version) 3:17
18. Lovin' On Borrowed Time (Single Version) 3:57
19. I've Got to Go On Without You (Single Version) 3:49
20. Gettin' What You Want (Losin' What You Got) [Single Version] 3:30



William Bell is probably the most woefully underappreciated artist in the Stax Records stable. Primarily a ballad singer, Bell avoided the charismatic stage histrionics of singers like Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett in favor of a more subtle and melodic approach. He was also a gifted songwriter, penning in conjunction with his writing partner Booker T. Jones (of MGs fame) a handful of 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. 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" 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 revealing anthology, which works not only as an introduction to this underrated artist, but also as a solid survey of his top moments.