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Wow... / Bound to Happen (Reissue)


Download links and information about Wow... / Bound to Happen (Reissue) by William Bell. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock genres. It contains 21 tracks with total duration of 01:04:56 minutes.

Artist: William Bell
Release date: 1997
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock
Tracks: 21
Duration: 01:04:56
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No. Title Length
1. I Can't Make It (All By Myself) 3:25
2. Till My Back Ain't Got No Bone 4:19
3. All for the Love of a Woman 3:12
4. My Door Is Always Open 4:11
5. A Penny for Your Thoughts 3:06
6. You'll Want Diamonds 3:03
7. Winding, Winding Road 3:15
8. Somebody's Gonna Get Hurt 3:34
9. I Forgot to Be Your Lover 2:40
10. I'll Be Home 3:40
11. Western Union Man 3:03
12. My Whole World Is Falling Down 3:09
13. Everyday People 2:52
14. Johnny I Love You 2:33
15. All God's Children Got Soul 2:58
16. Happy 2:32
17. By the Time I Get to Phoenix 2:52
18. Bring the Curtain Down 2:29
19. A Smile Can't Hide (A Broken Heart) 2:31
20. Born Under a Bad Sign 3:12
21. I Got a Sure Thing 2:20



In 1997, Fantasy combined two of William Bell's classic Stax albums, Wow... and Bound to Happen, on a single CD. The albums found the soul man in two notably different settings. The last Bell album that was produced by organist Booker T. Jones, Bound to Happen is a Memphis-oriented treasure boasting a number of songs that should have been major hits but weren't, including the sweaty "All God's Children Got Soul" and a magnificent remake of Albert King's "Born Under a Bad Sign." And under Jones, Bell shows us how well Sly & the Family Stone's "Everyday People" works in a Memphis soul setting. Wow..., meanwhile, marked the first time Bell didn't record in Memphis. Instead, he recorded in Muscle Shoals, AL under Stax's Al Bell and went for a consistently sleeker sound and more of a Northern soul orientation. Wow... isn't quite as strong as Bound to Happen, but it does have its share of impressive material, including "Penny for Your Thoughts" and the hit "I Forgot to Be Your Lover." As it turned out, that sleeker approach would be a primary direction for Bell in the '70s.