Soul Fantasy

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

William Bell - Bad Time To Break Up 1983

Most of Soul music lovers know William Bell quite well as a performer and songwriter, and one of the architects of the Stax-Volt sound.
Bell was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He took the last name "Bell" as a stage name in honor of his grandmother, whose first name was Belle.

Today I want to present one of the best songs of the William Bell career called "Bad Time To Break Up". I must mention that this song deserved much greater recognition.
This 7 incher was released by Kat Family Records. Distributed by CBS Records.

The musicians were Michael Allen Stewart on piano and guitar, Danny Jones on drums and percussion, David Leonard on guitar, Ricky Keller on bass, Michael Wayne on sax and Jerry Brooks, Tom Wallace on trumpet.
Cello by Larry Lemaster, violins by Frances Jeffry, Oscar Pereira, Patricio Salvatierra, Vincent Frittelli and viola by Peter Bertolino.

It was composed by himself, Michael Allen Stewart and Nat George. Horn Arrangements by Michael Wayne. Solo sax by Michael Wayne. Vocal arrangements by William Bell. Produced by William Bell & Michael Allen Stewart.

This single was included on the album entitled "Survivor" on the same label in 1983. However the track from Lp has a longer time than 7 incher.

Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full

1 comment:

BT1955 said...

What to say - the beautiful voice of William Bell singing heart-felt lyrics we can all relate to