Sunday evening July 23, 2023, 8pm, C.T./9pm, E.T. (U.S.) a very special evening with Mr. William Bell! Award winning Record Producer, Singer-Songwriter and Entertainer William Bell will join host Ric Chetter & co-host Natalie live via phone from Atlanta, GA. William will talk about his music career and premier songs from his latest album “One Step Closer To Home”!
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Read the in-depth interview article by “Heikki Suosalo” for Soul Express Magazine
Every song reviewed "I WILL REMEMBER TONIGHT
EXCERPT 1: "I Will Remember Tonight is a smooth, melodic and gently flowing mid-tempo song with a bit of country to it, too. William co-wrote the song with Greg Humphries. “Greg is a wonderful musician and a session player. He has a band of his own and he resides between Nashville and New York. He was brought to me by my management, Charles Driebe from Blind Ambition. He said that here’s a young guy you should consider writing something with. Greg came to my studio in Atlanta, stayed almost a week and we came up with four really good songs and two of them I got on this CD.”
Excerpt 2: “William: “When you win a Grammy, everybody wants you. ‘Everybody loves a winner’ (laughing). I got busy. I was travelling and touring with the Take Me to the River organization. We had a movie out. It’s a wonderful organization of teaching the kids about the origin of music. We were doing the screening and touring for two years. When I finally came off the road, I had to take it a little lighter, to get rested. I wanted to really take my time to write some songs that were telling about the times that we’re living now.”… READ THE FULL INTERVIEW https://www.soulexpress.net/williambell_2023.htm
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Review of "One Day Closer To Home"
EXCERPT: William Bell
One Day Closer To Home
Timeless Silky Smooth Soul Music With Sharp Edges and Effortless Cool.
The Soul Cognoscenti will always have a special place for William Bell in their hears; but sadly he’s something of a ‘forgotten man’ these days; and the timeless ‘smokey’ Soul that he’s famous for has pretty much gone out of fashion; especially among the younger generation who tend to want an ‘edge’ to their music; while William still produces silky smooth and often beautiful music.
The opening track; I Still Go to Parties is a defiant argument for ‘being old’; but not and never being ‘old people’!… READ ALL ABOUT IT CLICK HERE
A fantastic long interview with BMI
We have people asking us if there will be a physical album/CD for the new songs. The answer is yes. Sometimes in April. We will have an announcement as we get close to release.
Thanks friends & fans for your comments and questions.
A shout out to the The Southern Soul Video Network for making William Bell's video "Let's Make Loving Great Again # 1 this week. We really appreciate it, it's such a wonderful surprise! If you have not seen the video and listened to the great soul music voice of William Bell, go ahead and do it now. Give us as much love on YouTube as you can. THUMBS UP… COMMENTS and SUBSCRIBE & SHARE All that will help us rank higher on YouTube.
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William Bell & Crew already seen the video and we love it. We can't wait to hear from all of William's loyal fans and friends. We hope you agree this is a very special song and a very special video.
William just dropped his Single “Let's Make Loving Great Again” now available for download from most major music sites.
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EXCERPT: Early in life, William Bell had thought to become a doctor. Singing was just a relaxing pastime reserved for social gatherings. But friends convinced him to try his hand at entertaining and he and his group won second prize at the annual Mid-South Talent Contest of Memphis, Tennessee. The prize was a recording contract with Stax Records.
As a sideline to his music career, William Bell is also an actor. A graduate of the two-year program at the Theatre Academy of Dramatic Arts in Atlanta, , where he now resides, he has played a variety of acting roles in stage plays while enrolled at the school. He is probably the only Black actor to play the role of Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire. END OF EXCERPT
Hello friends and fans, here is a quick update on the upcoming release of 12 new songs "One Day Closer To Home".
We had originally planned a February release but due to publicity scheduling, we are pushing the release forward to April. While you are patiently waiting for the full album release, we do have a little surprise. We will drop a single very soon. It's a track from the new album. Which one? That will be a surprise! We know everyone is hungry for the new songs but we count on you to hold on for a little while longer! We appreciate you very much! Hang in there, it's coming!
William Bell & Crew
William Bell is ready to drop 12 new amazing songs on February 17th 2023.
A collection of well written and expertly produced ballads and up-tempo songs. Lyrics that speak of a life of experiences in Love but also heartache and pain. Music that all people can relate to, words that reach the hearts of millions, that is William Bell's trademark.
He won't disappoint with these new songs. William, despite a long life and career filled with success, hasn't slowed down. He is as fresh as the day he first took the stage in Memphis as a member of the group THE DEL RIOS.
Watch for the drop and more information soon. Join our mailing list to stay informed. Share williambellmusic.com on your social media and don't leave without signing William's guestbook. William likes to hear from his fans directly!
The song “One day Closer To Home” was released earlier in 2022. You may listen to it here or download from Amazon
Play our Sample preview player for some of the new songs at bottom of pages.