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In the midst of a thrilling comeback following his critically acclaimed album This is Where I Live, Grammy-winning soul legend William Bell brings the Stax revival—complete with horns and keyboards—to The Appel Room. Called “a defining cornerstone of the Southern soul sound” (New York Times), his 1961 hit for Stax Records “You Don’t Miss Your Water” paired a melancholy narrative with deep, expressive vocals. These qualities—apparent in his other hits “Everybody Loves a Winner,” “I Forgot to Be Your Lover,” “Private Number,” and the monumental “Born Under a Bad Sign” (co-written with Booker T. Jones)—became hallmarks of the Stax aesthetic. With the new album, produced with reverence by John Leventhal, Bell’s richly seasoned voice imbues each song with the weight of time passed and life lived.


Photo: William Bell

Photo by: David McClister

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