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WILLIAM BELL DISCOGRAPHY


Read the detailed William Bell story with the interview, Part 1 (1959-1969)

Part 2 (1970-2008)

William Bell singing Private Number with Phyllis Smiley at the Pori Jazz Festival in July 2008

(label # / titles/ Billboard # soul / pop / year)

SINGLES

(label # / titles / Billboard # soul / pop / year)

THE DEL-RIOS:

Meteor

5038) Alone On A Rainy Nite / Lizzie (1956)

Note: ďthe Del Rios with the Bear CatsĒ

BetÖT

7001) Heavenly Angel / Dangerous Lover (1959)

Stax

125) Just Across The Street / Thereís A Love (1962)

WILLIAM BELL:

Stax

116) You Donít Miss Your Water (- / # 95) / Formula Of Love (1961)

128) Any Other Way (- / # 131) / Please Help Me Iím Falling (1962)

132) I Told You So / Whatícha Gonna Do (1963)

135) Just As I Thought / Iím Waiting On You

138) Somebody Mentioned Your Name / What Can I Do To Forget

141) Iíll Show You / Monkeying Around

146) Who Will It Be Tomorrow / Donít Make Something Out Of Nothing (1964)

174) Crying All By Myself / Donít Stop Now (1965)

191) Share What You Got (But Keep What You Need) (# 27 / -) / Marching Off To War (1966)

199) Never Like This Before (# 29 / -) / Soldierís Good-Bye

212) Everybody Loves A Winner (# 18 / # 95) / Youíre Such A Sweet Thing (1967)

227) Eloise (Hang On In There) / One Plus One

237) Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday (# 33 / -) / Ainít Got No Girl

248) Every Man Ought To Have A Woman (- / # 115) / A Tribute To A King (# 16 / # 86) (1968)

0005) Private Number (# 17 / # 75) / Love-Eye-Tis

Note: both sides with Judy Clay

0015) I Forgot To Be Your Lover (# 10 / # 45) / Bring The Curtain Down

0017) My Baby Specializes (# 45 / # 104) / Left Over Love

Note: both sides with Judy Clay

0032) My Whole World Is Falling Down (# 39 / -) / All Godís Children Got Soul (1969)

0038) Happy (- / # 129) / My Kind Of Girl

0040) Soul-A-Lujah / instr.

Note: with Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, Pervis Staples, Carla Thomas, Mavis Staples and Cleotha Staples

0043) Loveís Sweet Sensation / Strung Out

Note: both sides with Mavis Staples

0044) I Canít Stop / I Need You Woman (- / # 106)

Note: both sides with Carla Thomas

0054) Born Under A Bad Sign / A Smile Canít Hide (A Broken Heart)

0067) All I Have To Do Is Dream / Leave The Girl Alone (1970)

Note: A-side with Carla Thomas, b-side with Mavis Staples

0070) Lonely Soldier / Let Me Ride

0092) A Penny For Your Thoughts / ĎTil My Back Ainít Got No Bone (1971)

0106) All For The Love Of A Woman / Iíll Be Home

0128) Save Us / If You Really Love Him (1972)

0157) Loviní On Borrowed Time (# 22 / # 101) / The Man In The Street (1973)

0175) Iíve Got To Go On Without You (# 54 / -) / Youíve Got The Kind Of Love I Need

0198) Gettingí What You Want (Losiní What You Got) (# 39 / -) / All I Need Is Your Love (1974)

0221) Get It While Itís Hot / Nobody Walks Away From Love Unhurt

Mercury

73829) Tryiní To Love Two (# 1 / # 10) / If Sex Was All We Had (1976)

73922) Coming Back For More (# 66 / -) / I Absotively, Posolutely Love You (1977)

73961) Easy Cominí Out (Hard Goiní In) (# 30 / -) / Your Love Keeps Me Going

Kat Family

03502) Bad Time To Break Up (# 65 / -) / The Truth In Your Eyes (1983)

03995) Playing Hard To Get / The Truth In Your Eyes

Wilbe

201) Loviní On Borrowed Time / Thatís What You Get (1985)

202) I Donít Want To Wake Up (Feeliní Guilty) (# 59 / -) / Whatever You Want (You Got It)(1986)

Note: both sides with Janice Bulluck

204) Headline News (# 65 / -) / Let Him Pay The Band

205) Please Come Home For Christmas / Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday

508) Getting Out Of Your Bed / Short Circuit (1989)

515) I Need Your Love So Bad / Iím Ready (1990)

619) Bedtime Story / Keep Your Body Warm (1992)

624) Shake Hands (Come Out Loviní) / Private Number

Note: both sides with Rubi Burt

ALBUMS

(title / label # / Billboard placing & chart run Ė soul / year)


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THE SOUL OF A BELL (Stax 719 / 1967)

Everybody Loves A Winner / You Donít Miss Your Water / Do Right Woman Ė Do Right Man / Iíve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) / Nothing Takes The Place Of You / Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye // Eloise (Hang On In There) / Any Other Way / Itís Happening All Over / Never Like This Before / Youíre Such A Sweet Thang


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BOUND TO HAPPEN (Stax 2014 / # 49, 4 weeks / 1969>

I Forgot To Be Your Lover / Western Union Man / My Whole world Is Falling Down / Everyday People / Johnny, I Love You / All Godís Children Got Soul // Happy / By The Time I Get To Phoenix / Bring The Curtain Down / A Smile Canít Hide (A Broken Heart) / Born Under A Bad Sign / I Got A Sure Thing

BOY MEETS GIRL (Stax 2-2024 / # 46, 5 weeks / 1969>

Soul-A-Lujah / I Ainít Particular (with Mavis Staples) / I Canít Stop (Carla Thomas) / I Thank You (Mavis Staples) / Loveís Sweet Sensation (Mavis Staples) / I Need You Woman (Carla Thomas) / Hold On This Time (Mavis Staples) // Leave The Girl Alone (Mavis Staples) / Strung Out (Mavis Staples) / All I Have To Is Dream (Carla Thomas)

WOWÖ (Stax 2037 / 1971)

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I Canít Make It (All By Myself) / ĎTil My Back Ainít Got No Bone / All For The Love Of A Woman / My Door Is Always Open / A Penny For Your Thoughts // Youíll Want Diamonds / Winding, Winding Road / Somebodyís Gonna Get Hurt / I Forgot To Be Your Lover / Iíll Be Home


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PHASES OF REALITY (Stax 3005 / 1972)

Save Us / True Love Donít Come Easy / Fifty Dollar Habit / What I Donít Know Wonít Hurt Me // Phases Of Reality / If You Really Love Him / Lonely For Your Love / The Man In The Street

RELATING (Stax 5502 / 1973)

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Loviní On Borrowed Time / All I Need Is Your Love / Such A Fever / Nobody Walks Away From Love Unhurt / Gettiní What You Want (Losiní What You Got) // Iíve Got To Go On Without You / Drinkiní And Thinkiní / Youíve Got The Kind Of Love I Need / You Donít Want A Man / Nobody But You


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COMING BACK FOR MORE (Mercury 1-1146 / # 15, 13 weeks / pop: # 63, 12 weeks / 1977)

Tryiní To Love Two / If Sex Was All We Had / Relax / You Donít Miss Your Water / Malnutrition // Coming Back For More / Just Another Way To Feel / I Absotively, Posolutely Love You / I Wake Up Cryiní / Youíve Really Got A Hold On Me

ITíS TIME YOU TOOK ANOTHER LISTEN (Mercury 1-1193 / 1977)

Easy Cominí Out (Hard Goiní In) / I Donít Want Nobody To Love Me (But You) / Yesterday I Lied, Today I Cried / Morning Glory // Shed A Little Light On The Subject / Satin Sheets / Hollywood Streetwalker / Your Love Keeps Me Going / Let It Shine

SURVIVOR (Kat Family 38643 / 1983)

Survivor (Part I) / Private Number / Playing Hard To Get / The Truth In Your Eyes / Smiling Ainít Gonna Be Easy // Bad Time To Breakup / Trying To Get To You / I Might As Well Be In Love / Survivor (Part II)

PASSION (Wilbe 3001 / # 39, 27 weeks / 1985)

Passion / Loviní On Borrowed Time / Thatís What You Get / Headline News / Whatever You Want (You Got It) // Let Him Pay The Band / I Donít Want To Wake Up (Feeliní Guilty) / Heavy On The Love Side / Iím Lighting Somebody Elseís Fire


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ON A ROLL Wilbe 3007 / 1989)

Getting Out Of Your Bed / If You Donít Use It / I Need Your Love So Bad / When Youíve Got The Best // On A Roll / Iím Ready / I Can Do It / Short Circuit / Holding On To Love


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A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA (Stax 8566 / 1991)

She Wonít Be Like You / All That I Am / Letís Do Something Together / Forever Wouldnít Be Too Long / You Got Me Where You Want Me / Quittiní Time / Thatís My Love / You Need A Little Something Extra / Thereís A Love / Never Let Me Go / We Got Something Good / You Got Me Where You Want Me (version No. 2) / Will You Love Me Tomorrow / Love Will Find A Way / What Did I Do Wrong / Sacrifice / Love Is After Me / The Life I Live / Wait / Youíre Never Too Old


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BEDTIME STORIES (Wilbe 4128 / # 96, 3 weeks / 1992)

Bedtime Story / Shake Hands (Come Out Loviní) / Iíd Rather Be Blind / Baby Donít Rush / Private Number / How Long Is My Love / Movers And Shakers / Paper Thin / Keep Your Body Warm / Iíll Be Around / Crazy ĎBout Your Love / Ainít Nothing I Want To

ICHIBAN BLUES AT CHRISTMAS, VOL.2 (Ichiban 1143 / 1992)

Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday / Merry Christmas, Baby

ICHIBAN BLUES AT CHRISTMAS, VOL.3 (Ichiban 1173 / 1994)

Beautiful Memories Of Christmas

GREATEST HITS, VOL. 1 (Wilbe 4196 / 1994)

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Tryiní To Love Two / Bring The Curtain Down / Everybody Loves A Winner / Loviní On Borrowed Time (up-tempo version) / I Forgot To Be Your Lover / Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday / Iíve Got To Go On Without You / Any Other Way / I Donít Want To Wake Up (Feeliní Guilty) / Born Under A Bad Sign

GREATEST HITS, VOL. 2 (Wilbe 4197 / 1994)

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Save Us / You Donít Miss Your Water / Private Number / Tribute To A King / Happy / Headline News / I Need Your Love So Bad / Eloise (Hang On In There) / Loviní On Borrowed Time / Easy Cominí Out (Hard Goiní In) / Everybody Loves A Winner (unplugged)

THE MEMPHIS HORNS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS (Telarc 83344 / 1995)

Holding On To Love / You Donít Miss Your Water


A PORTRAIT IS FOREVER (Wilbe 2001-2 / 1999)

Operator / Listen With My Mind / Thatís My Job ď24-7Ē / Come In Out Of The Rain / Take Advantage Of A Good Thang / After The Paint Comes Off / Lifestyles Of The Poor & Unknown / I Canít Leave Your Love Alone / If You Canít Handle The Finance / Like A Man / You Shouldíve Covered Your Tracks / Just A Man ďWorking HardĒ

VANTHOLOGY: A TRIBUTE TO VAN MORRISON (Evidence 26128-2 / 2003)

Have I Told You Lately


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NEW LEASE ON LIFE (Wilbe 2010-2 / 2006)

New Lease On Life / Playaz Only Love You (When Theyíre Playing) / Part Time Lover (Full Time Friend), with Jeff Floyd / My Body Donít Know / Honey From The Bee / You Got A Hold On Me / Keep A Light In The Window / Got An Island Feeliní / Treat Her Right (Like A Lady) / Up Close And Personal / Save Us / Every Sunday Morning

LIVE IN NYC (Wilbe 2015) 2009

Intro / Easy Comin' Out (Medley) & Can I Change My Mind / Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday / I Forgot To Be Your Lover (Medley) & You Send Me / Dock Of The Bay (Medley) & Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa / Hard To Handle / You Don't Miss Your Water

THIS IS WHERE I LIVE (Stax, STX-38939-02) 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



CD COMPILATIONS:


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The Best of William Bell (Stax) 1991
1) I Forgot To Be Your Lover 2) Private Number 3) Born Under A Bad Sign 4) My Kind Of Girl 5) Lonely Soldier 6) Save Us 7) Penny For Your Thoughts 8) My Baby Specializes 9) My Whole World Is Falling Down 10) All For The Love Of A Woman 11) Till My Back Ain't Got No Bone 12) I'll Be Home 13) Smile Can't Hide (A Broken Heart) 14) Gettin' What You Want (Losin' What You Got)

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Duets (Stax) 1994
1) Let Me Ride 2) Lonely Soldier 3) Get It While It's Hot 4) Love-Eye-Tis 5) Left Over Love 6) Private Number 7) My Baby Specializes 8) Love's Sweet Sensation 9) Strung Out 10) Leave the Girl Alone 11) I Need You Woman 12) I Can't Stop - 13) All I Have to Do Is Dream

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Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (Ichiban) 1994
1) Tryin' To Love Two 2) Bring The Curtain Down 3) Everybody Loves A Winner 4) Lovin' On Borrowed Time (Up-Tempo Version) 5) I Forgot To Be Your Lover 6) Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday 7) I've Got To Go On Without You 8) Any Other Way 9) I Don't Want To Wake Up (Feelin' Guilty) 10) Born Under A Bad Sign

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The Very Best of William Bell (Stax) 2007
1) You Don't Miss Your Water 2) Any Other Way 3) Share What You Got (But Keep What You Need) 4) Never Like This Before 5) Everybody Loves a Winner 6) Eloise (Hang on in There) 7) Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday 8) A Tribute to a King 9) Every Man Oughta Have a Woman 10) Private Number 11) I Forgot to Be Your Lover 12) My Baby Specializes Hayes 13) My Whole World Is Falling Down 14) Happy 15) Born Under a Bad Sign 16) All for the Love of a Woman 17) Save Us 18) Lovin' on Borrowed Time 19) I've Got to Go on Without You 20) Gettin' What You Want (Losin' What You Got)

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William Bell Presents Atlanta Soul - The Peachtree Records Story (UK Grapevine Compilation CD, 2003

JAMES FOUNTAIN - Seven Day Lover
MITTY COLLIER Lovin' - On Borrowed Time
EMORY and THE DYNAMICS - Let's Take A Look At Our Life
JIMMY CHURCH - Shadow Of Another Man's Love
SUSIE RAINEY - You Hurt So Good
EDDIE BILLUPS - A Soldier's Prayer
GORGEOUS GEORGE - You Can't Stop A Woman PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED
THE FOUR DYNAMICS - Thing's That A Lady Ain't Supposed To Do
MITTY COLLIER - Share What You Got
JAMES FOUNTAIN - Burning Up For Your Love
EMORY and THE DYNAMICS - It Sure Would Be Nice
JIMMY CHURCH - Thinkin' About The Good Times
EDDIE BILLUPS - Ask My Heart
GORGEOUS GEORGE - It's Not A Hurting Thing
MITTY COLLIER - Your Sign Is A Good Sign
THE FOUR DYNAMICS - That's What Girls Are Made For
JOHNNY JONES and THE KING CASUALS - Purple Haze
JAMES FOUNTAIN - Malnutrition
MITTY COLLIER - What Do You Want
PEG LEG MOFFETT - The Socker
William Bell Presents Atlanta Soul - The Peachtree Records Story

The William Bell discography compiled by Heikki Suosalo for Soul Express magazine, please send corrections and addition to postmaster at soulexpress.net

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