The original “soul-man,” and co-writer of one of the most covered songs in blues/rock music history, is bringing an 11-piece band with him to Savannah.
William Bell, who authored “Born Under a Bad Sign” with Booker T. Jones, a tune first recorded by Albert King and made famous by Eric Clapton and Cream, recently teamed up with Grammy-winning producer John Leventhal (Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Shawn Colvin) to record his first album in 30 years. Bell has continued to enjoy a distinguished career as a singer, songwriter and producer over the past three decades, and his songs have been recorded by such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Rod Stewart and Etta James, among many others. He has received the R&B Pioneer Award from Rhythm & Blues Foundation, the W.C. Handy Heritage Award from the Memphis Music Foundation, the BMI Songwriter’s Award, and is a member of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. Fans of old-school soul and R&B won’t want to miss this one!