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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for William Bell. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about William Bell, often where they are interviewed.

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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for William Bell. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about William Bell, often where they are interviewed.

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William Bell in Conversation with Unity 101

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In this conversation William Bell talks about Stax, its collapse and the effect upon the artists, his relationship and sense of loss with regard to Otis Redding and the rest of his career. William Bell( born July 16, 1939)  is one of the great soul singers, but is even more prolific as a songwriter.  His hit songs include his first hit You Don't Miss Your Water"; 1968's top 10 hit in the UK "Private Number", a duet with Judy Clay. A s a close friend of Otis Redding he also wrote the amazing  "A Tribute to a King", which as he sates during the conversation was written for Otis's family and only released as a single because they insisted upon it.

As a songwriter he has written many great tracks including the soul/blues cross over Born Under a Bad Sign, a hit for everyone from Cream, B B King, Jimi Hendrix, Etta James to Homer Simpson. 

In 2017, Bell was awarded a Grammy for Best Americana Album for his record This Is Where I Live. He performed his hit “Born Under a Bad Sign” alongside Gary Clark Jr. at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Bell was also featured on Rolling Stone's “Best of the Grammys” for that year.

Nov 21 2020 · 43mins
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William Bell - 2nd Cor 5 - P2

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William Bell - 2nd Cor 5 - P2
Oct 03 2020 · 49mins

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William Bell - 2nd Cor 5 - P1

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William Bell - 2nd Cor 5 - P1
Oct 03 2020 · 46mins
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New Heavens New Earth - William Bell - 1989

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New Heavens New Earth - William Bell - 1989
Oct 03 2020 · 41mins
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William Bell

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2020 National Heritage Fellow Singer/Songwriter William Bell was the first male solo artist signed by the legendary Stax record label in the early 1960s. With his great sense of melody, rhythm, and lyrics as well as one of the best voices in the business, Bell played a pivotal role in creating a new genre of music known as Southern soul or the Memphis sound. In this podcast, William Bell discusses the pivotal role Stax played in his life and the lives of so many kids in Memphis. We talk and listen to some of his biggest hits like “Born Under a Bad Sign,” and “I Forgot to be Your Lover”, his collaboration with Booker T. Jones and his 2016 Grammy-Award winning album “This Is Where I Live” which he recorded under the newly revived Stax label. He is a born story-teller with a voice like velvet and a lifetime in music.

Sep 06 2020 ·
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Soul Singer William Bell

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Lois Reitzes interviews Jefferey Stepakoff of the Georgia Film Academy about their "COVID Compliance Course," which promotes safety on set; actors Isaiah Washington and Meta Golding about their roles in the film "Behind The Movement: The Rosa Parks Story"; and actor Bethany Anne Lind with director Matthew Pope about the film "Blood On Her Name." Producer Stephen Key interviews musician William Bell.

Jul 24 2020 · 53mins
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Dialogue #1 - w/ William Bell - Eschatology (Part 1) - Preterism

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Today’s dialogue is with William Bell. This is the 1st of a two-part series focusing on eschatology where I will interview a Preterist and then a Futurist.

Nov 20 2019 · 1hr 37mins
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Track 2: William Bell

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William Bell is a living legend. As a singer and songwriter for Stax records, he had his first hit in 1961. In 2017, he won the Grammy for Best Americana Album. In the intervening 56 years, he's performed on every conceivable stage and his songs have reached every corner of the globe. Though I I've known Mr. Bell's music since childhood, I've collaborated and performed with him in recent years. This conversation is a window into the songs we love and the man himself: his story, his warmth, his humor, and his enormous generosity.

Listen to William Bell's Mix on Spotify:

http://bit.ly/cmthemix1track2

William Bell's Mix:

1) Sam Cooke, "A Change Is Gonna Come"

2) Soul Stirrers, "Touch the Hem Of His Garment"

3) Bob Dylan, "Blowin In the Wind"

4) Nat King Cole, "Unforgettable"

5) Bob Marley, "One Love"

6) Louis Armstrong, "What a Wonderful World"

7) Willie Nelson, "Always On My Mind"

8) William Bell, "You Don't Miss Your Water"

May 20 2019 ·
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Episode 83: Record Store Day Discussion + Vinyl Me, Please reissues William Bell

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In 1962, soul vocalist and songwriter William Bell was sharing stages with Jackie Wilson and Gladys Knight, before a phone call from his mother and a letter from the U.S. government halted his blossoming career. Today, Andrew Winistorfer from Vinyl Me, Please tells us about their new reissue of Bell's debut LP (originally released by Stax), and what it's been like to get to know the 78-year-old Bell himself while working on the project. Also, Jim speaks with record collector friends Perry Day and Mike Pecucci to get their angle on Record Store Day, as well as Pinwheel Records owner Scott Schaaf, as he prepares for their biggest day of the year.

Apr 13 2018 · 2hr 46mins
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Ep. 80 - WILLIAM BELL ("Born Under a Bad Sign")

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A legendary recording artist and songwriter for the Memphis–based Stax label, William Bell first found success with his own recording of “You Don’t Miss Your Water,” a song that would go on to be covered by Otis Redding, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Byrds, and others. He found chart success in the ‘60s and ‘70s with additional self-penned singles, such as the Top 20 hits “Everybody Loves a Winner,” “A Tribute to a King,” “Private Number,” and “Tryin’ to Love Two,” which hit #1 on the R&B chart and #10 on the pop chart. His Top 10 R&B hit “I Forgot to Be Your Lover” went on to be covered by Billy Idol as the Top 10 pop hit, “To Be a Lover,” and was reinvented once again when Jaheim sampled it in “Put That Woman First,” a Top 5 R&B hit and Top 20 pop hit in 2004. In 2016 Bell returned to the re-formed Stax label to release This Is Where I Live, an album of primarily original songs that featured William’s own interpretation of “Born Under a Bad Sign,” which was originally recorded by Albert King and went on to become a blues standard that was named one of the “500 Songs that Shaped Rock & Roll” by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. A partial list of artists who’ve recorded titles from the William Bell songbook includes Lou Rawls, Percy Sledge, Big Mama Thornton, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Rod Stewart, Etta James, LaVern Baker, Dusty Springfield, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Melissa Etheridge, Robert Cray, and Sturgill Simpson. Additionally, his songs have been sampled by Ludacris, Kanye West, and others.  Bell was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. He was honored with the R&B Pioneer Award by The Rhythm and Blues Foundation, and the W.C. Handy Heritage Award from the Memphis Music Foundation. In 2016 the Americana Music Association honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award. The following year he earned his first Grammy award for This Is Where I Live, which was named Americana Album of the Year. 

Jan 09 2018 · 53mins
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