Saturday 10pm: Feature LP – William Bell / This Is Where I Live (2016)

William BellWilliam Bell (born William Yarbrough, July 16, 1939) is an American soul singer and songwriter. As a performer, he is probably best known for 1961’s “You Don’t Miss Your Water” (his debut single); 1968’s “Private Number” (a duet with Judy Clay, and a top 10 hit in the UK); and 1976’s “Tryin’ to Love Two”, Bell’s only US top 40 hit, which also hit No. 1 on the R&B charts. Upon the death of Otis Redding, Bell released the well-received memorial song “A Tribute to a King”.

As a songwriter, Bell co-authored the Chuck Jackson hit “Any Other Way” (itself a cover, since Bell issued it first, as a follow-up to “You Don’t Miss Your Water”), Billy Idol’s 1986 hit “To Be a Lover” (originally a hit for Bell under its original title “I Forgot to Be Your Lover”), and the blues classic “Born Under A Bad Sign”, popularized by both Albert King and Cream.

Bell’s new album, “This Is Where I Live,” will be released on Stax Records on June 3rd, 2016

The Three of Me
The House Always Wins
Poison in the Well
I Will Take Care of You
Born Under a Bad Sign
All Your Stories
Walking on a Tightrope
This Is Where I Live
More Rooms
All the Things You Can’t Remember
Mississippi-Arkansas Bridge
People Want to Go Home