|Soulful Kinda Music
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Red Saunders Band around 1954 ~ 1955 William Bell won a talent contest at Memphis' annual Mid-South fair. The first prize was $500.00 and a trip to Chicago to sing at Club Delisa for a weekend with The Red Saunders Band. It was Red Saunders who recommended William Bell to Phineas Newborn.
The Phineas Newborn Band (members William Bell, ........................) was a member of the band on and off for the next five years while at the same time being a member of The Del-Rios.
The Del-Rios with Rufus Thomas' Bearcats (members Harrison Austin, Melvin Jones, David Brown and William Bell)
Meteor 5038 - Alone On A Rainy Night / Lizzie - 1955
William Bell (born William Yarborough on 16-July-1939 in Memphis, Tennessee)
Stax 116 - You Don't Miss Your Water (Until Your Well Runs Dry) / Formula Of Love - 1961
The Del-Rios (members Louis Williams (later member of The Ovations), Norman West (later member of Soul Children), James Taylor and William Bell) group reformed to record this 45.
Stax 125 - Just Across The Street / There's A Love* - 1962 *William Bell lead vocals
Stax 128 - Any Other Way / Please Help Me, I'm Falling - 1962 (after this release William Bell was drafted into U.S. Army from 1962 ~ 1966. When he came back from training, he cut as much material as he could in two weeks, which was then released as singles. STAX had enough material stock-piled that they could release everything as an album "The Soul Of A Bell". When William Bell came out of the service, the first couple of releases didn't really hit so he took a hiatus and pondered over what he was doing wrong -- then he started writing - the first hit record that came out was "Everybody Loves A Winner")
Stax 132 - I Told You So /
What'cha Gonna Do - 1963
Judy Clay & William Bell
Stax 0005 - Private Number / Love-Eye-Tis - 1968
Stax 0015 - I Forgot To Be Your Lover / Bring The Curtain Down - 1968
William Bell & Judy Clay
Stax 0017 - My Baby Specialises / Left Over Love - 1968
Stax 0032 - All God's
Children Got Soul / My Whole World Is Falling Down - 1969
Johnnie Taylor / Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Pervis Staples, Carla Thomas, Mavis Staples, Cleotha Staples
Stax 0040 - Soul-A-Lujah (Part 1) / Soul-A-Lujah (Part 2)* - 1969 *flip by Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Pervis Staples, Carla Thomas, Mavis Staples, Cleotha Staples.
William Bell & Mavis Staples
Stax 0043 - Love's Sweet Sensation / Strung Out - 1969
William Bell & Carla Thomas
Stax 0044 - I Need You Woman / I Can't Stop - 1969
Stax 0054 - Born Under A Bad Sign / A Smile Can't Hide (A Broken Heart) - 1969
William Bell & Mavis Staples / William Bell & Carla Thomas
Stax 0067 - Leave The Girl Alone / All I Have To Do Is Dream* - 1970 *flip by William Bell & Carla Thomas
Stax 0070 - Lonely Soldier
/ Let Me Ride - 1970
William Bell & Janice Bullock
Wilbe 202 - I Don't Want To Wake Up (Feelin' Guilty) / ? - 1986
Wilbe 404 - Headline News / Let Him Pay The Band - 1986
William Bell & Judy Clay
Collectables Col 710097 - Private Number / My Baby Specializes - ?