1969 Stax Classic Available on Vinyl for the First Time in 30+ Years!
William Bell was the first male vocalist ever signed to Stax Records and helped set the stylistic direction Otis Redding and others took at the Memphis company during the '60s. Bell and Booker T. Jones forged a highly empathetic songwriting partnership that yielded a string of hits for Bell, as well as the classic "Born Under a Bad Sign" for Albert King. 1969's Bound to Happen was the last – and, in many ways, most brilliant – collaboration between Bell and Jones, who produced the LP and overdubbed many of the instruments himself. Besides "I Forgot to Be Your Lover," Bell's biggest Stax hit, it also contains the singer's personalized treatment of "Born Under a Bad Sign."