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More on Stax from William Bell (Part 2 of 2)

Continued from Part One… Songwriting And with music, but I found out early on, when you write honestly and you write about life itself, the generations change and the times […]

More on Stax from William Bell (Part 1 of 2)

My feature on Written in Their Soul also drew from a conversation with William Bell. But because of space considerations, precious little of our chart found its way into the […]

Stax Records: Written in Their Soul (Part 2 of 2)

Continued from Part One… Some of the demos on the new set feature vocal and simple accompaniment; others are more fully arranged, often including an entire band. The demos in […]

Stax Records: Written in Their Soul (Part 1 of 2)

Most listeners never get to hear demo recordings. Created by songwriters as a guide for recording artists, those demos aren’t meant to be shared with the public. But they’re an […]