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The man who co-wrote one of the most covered songs in blues/rock music history, “Born Under a Bad Sign” with Booker T. Jones, a tune first recorded by Albert King and made legend by Eric Clapton and Cream, returned to Stax Records last year and teamed up with Grammy-winning producer John Leventhal to record his first major label album in over 30 years, This Is where I Live, which won him his first Grammy award this year.
Bell has enjoyed a distinguished career as a singer, songwriter and producer. He has produced many albums, and his songs have been recorded by such diverse stars as Linda Rondstadt, Rod Stewart and Etta James, among many others. Additionally, his recordings have been sampled by an impressive list of hip-hop and R&B artists including Kanye West, Ludacris, Jaheim and more.
Bell has received the R&B Pioneer Award from Rhythm & Blues Foundation, the W.C. Handy Heritage Award from the Memphis Music Foundation, and the BMI Songwriter’s Award. He is a member of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.
For upcoming tour dates and venues visit William's web site.
Simpson says he entered the studio with a clear vision of what he wanted. His challenge as a first-time producer was thus twofold: "Getting what was in my head realized, and not being open to suggestions or input," he says. "Those were the only things I was concerned about, just because I could already hear it in my head."
Excerpt from Grammy.com article. Read the full story here
"Doomsday," from Ryan Adams' new album Prisoner - scheduled to be released on February 17. He’ll be hitting the road in March, starting in Richmond, Virginia and wrapping up in New Orleans, with some festival dates lined up for the summer. See his full itinerary below.
Ryan Adams tour dates: