Sunday, June 8, 2014
Some Soul Sunday...
I have featured the great William Bell a couple of times previously, back here in 2011 and more recently with his 1972 classic "Fifty Dollar Habit", but I feel you can never get too much of a good thing so today's post features another classic Bell track.
When you have written and recorded a track that has been recorded by the likes of Otis Redding, The Wailers, The Byrds and The Triffids you know you must have done something right. "You Don't Miss Your Water" was originally released on the Stax label back in 1961, and like many songs of that era, started life as a B side, before some DJ's realising the potential of the track, flipped it over and started playing it instead of the A side, "Formula Of Love".
He may not be the first name that springs to mind when people consider legendary soul singers from the 60's but William Bell, for me, is one of the great singer/songwriters whose best work on Stax ranks alongside the label's finest.
You Don't Miss Your Water