Bell & James

Bell & James BIOGRAPHY

Bell & James

Label(s): A&M Records
Recording Years: 1978-1981

"We had been signed [to A&M] due to the demos we had sent out. At the time we recorded that music we had to play all the instruments since we didn't have the bread to pay studio musicians. Since A&M had brought the sound on those tapes, we felt we should play all the instruments on the album too. We wanted to give them the sound they paid for. We won't be one of those new groups that get a hit record, start a production company, a publishing company, and then go bankrupt. All That is too hard to do, epsecially if you have only a few people involved. We want to grow, but we'll take our time and do it right." Leroy Bell told Billboard.

SOURCES:
Bell, James Blow Their Own Horns. Nelson George. Billboard, April 4, 1979.

PHOTO GALLERY

OFFICIAL WEB SITE: LeRoy Bell

PLAYERS IN THE BAND
Casey James
   Instrument(s): guitar, bass, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion
LeRoy M. Bell
   Born: Sep 13, 1951
   Instrument(s): guitar, drums, congas, percussion


Bell & James PHOTOS

Bell & James DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

Bell & James U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
Bell & JamesA&M RecordsSP 47281978
In Black and WhiteA&M RecordsSP 48341981
Only Make BelieveA&M RecordsSP 47841979

Bell & James U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
I Love the MusicA&M RecordsSP 170521978
Livin' It Up (Friday Night)A&M RecordsSP 170581978
Livin' It Up (Friday Night)/Don't Let the Man Get YouA&M Records20691978
Livin' It Up (Friday Night)/Don't Let the Man Get YouA&M RecordsSP 120121978
Livin' It Up (Friday Night)/You Never Know What You've GotA&M RecordsAM 86190000
Love, Call My Name/In Spanish HarlemA&M Records23470000
Only Make Believe/StayA&M Records22041979
ShakedownA&M RecordsSP 171041979
Shakedown/I Love the MusicA&M RecordsSP 120291979
Shakedown/Nobody Knows ItA&M Records21851979
You Never Know What You've Got/Just Can't Get EnoughA&M Records21371978

Bell & James Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Bell & James1978SP 4728
Livin' It Up (Friday Night)
Three Way Love Affair
Just Can't Get Enough Of Your Love
Ask Billie (They Tell Me)
You Never Know What You've Got
I Need You (Beside Me)
Don't Let the Man Get You
I Love the Music

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I Love the Music1978SP 17052
I Love the Music

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
In Black and White1981SP 4834
Love Calls My Name
You Got the Power
Gimme the Gun
Wind and Rain
Is It Fire
Runnin' for Your Life
In Spanish Harlem
Radiation
Don't Take the Money
Renegade

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Livin' It Up (Friday Night)1978SP 17058
Livin' It Up (Friday Night) (Disco Version)
Livin' It Up (Friday Night) (Disco Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Livin' It Up (Friday Night)/Don't Let the Man Get You19782069
Livin' It Up (Friday Night)
Don't Let the Man Get You

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Livin' It Up (Friday Night)/Don't Let the Man Get You1978SP 12012
Livin' It Up (Friday Night)
Don't Let the Man Get You

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Livin' It Up (Friday Night)/You Never Know What You've Got0AM 8619
Livin' It Up (Friday Night)
You Never Know What You've Got

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Love, Call My Name/In Spanish Harlem02347
Love, Call My Name
In Spanish Harlem

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Only Make Believe1979SP 4784
Shakedown
You Don't Love Me Like You Should
Only Make Believe
Stay
Say It's Gonna Last Forever
Laughing In the Face Of Love
Nobody Knows It
Fare Thee Well

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Only Make Believe/Stay19792204
Only Make Believe
Stay

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Shakedown1979SP 17104
Shakedown
Shakedown

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Shakedown/I Love the Music1979SP 12029
Shakedown
I Love the Music

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Shakedown/Nobody Knows It19792185
Shakedown
Nobody Knows It

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
You Never Know What You've Got/Just Can't Get Enough19782137
You Never Know What You've Got
Just Can't Get Enough Of Your Love


Bell & James MUSIC CHARTS

Bell & James on Record Charts

US ALBUMS

TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Bell & JamesSP 4728Billboard Pop31
SP 4728Billboard R&B17
Only Make BelieveSP 4784Billboard Pop125
SP 4784Billboard R&B36

US SSINGLES & EPs

TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Livin' It Up (Friday Night)/Don't Let the Man Get You2069Billboard Pop15
2069Billboard R&B7