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Very Best of William Bell [Original recording remastered]

William BellAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 19, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Stax
  • ASIN: B000QUCQK6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,654 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

This 24-bit remastered CD is a collection of 20 hits, including 'You Don't Miss Your Water', 'Private Number' and many more! It also includes rare photos and notes by Rob Bowman, author of Soulsville U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best comp ever of underrated soul man's work August 4, 2007
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This is another sale attributable to a book by Dave Marsh called "The Heart of Rock and Soul." Which has now gone out of print at least twice and is one of the first items I ever reviewed. Anyway, Mr. Bell is one of several R & B veterans with several singles described in that book. This is the first CD to include all of them. "The Best of" doesn't have "You Don't Miss Your Water" and "Everybody Loves a Winner"; "The Soul of a Bell" has those but not "Private Number" (a duet with Judy Clay) and "I Forgot To Be Your Lover." All are now, finally, available on one disc that covers Bell's Stax career through 1974. [Ironically, Bell didn't reach the Pop Top 40 until he'd left Stax for Mercury. The single, "Tryin' To Love Two", got to #10 (#1 R&B) in 1977. I estimate it's the most successful song of the era I've never heard on the radio then or since. It appears on Volume 18 of Rhino's "Soul Hits of the '70's" series which, as I just checked, is (criminally) OUT OF PRINT.]
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blown Away October 27, 2009
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The Very Best of William Bell CD is Great. "Lovin'on Borrowed Time" MAN! Just blows me away everytime I listen to it. This CD has several Great songs on it. If you love "You Don't Miss Your Water, I Forgot to Be Your Lover, My Whole World is falling Down. You'll be blown away too!!! has the best selections on Blues and other music than any other sites that I know. Now, I check in Weekly to see if has anything on Rueben Bell such as "Down On My Knees and I hear you Knocking".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great start January 10, 2012
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I have to admit, I bought this CD for the pseudo holiday tune "Every day will be like a holiday". While listening through the CD, I was pleasantly surprised, and carried back to a simpler and more soulful time for the music industry. Having been born, (50's) and raised in southeast Michigan during the Motown Era, I was happy to expand my R & B library, and to learn a little more about the music of the period, (60's). The small pamphlet included with the CD helped give me insight into Bell's history. Now, I'm ready to explore more music, more artists of the time period. GREAT!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Music! July 15, 2014
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Fantastic Music!!!!!!!! Give these older artists a big credit. Not only is the music awesome in its own right, but if you listen you can hear the nuances of the past feeding the future. I really liked this cd. Keep them coming like this one.....I will buy it!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! July 7, 2013
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This cd will knock your socks off if you dig
soul music and/or blues! Sings with a heart
felt feeling in his voice!
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