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Sunday, 2 November 2014

Some Sunday Soul

Madeline Bell is from Newark, New Jersey but found fame in the 60's in Britain as a backing singer with Dusty Springfield, Elton John (Honky Chateau), Rod Stewart (Every Picture Tells a Story ),Rolling Stones (You Can't Always Get What You Want) and a host of others
She was also a member of the band Blue Mink who had that great Melting Pot single.

She also found time to pursue a solo career and here are a couple of tracks from her 1967 album Bell's a Poppin'
First up is Beat The Clock a terrific B side from the single I'm Gonna Make You Love Me .
Then we have Can't Get Used to Losing You first recorded by Andy Williams and also covered brilliantly by The Beat

As the record sleeve would have it "a melting pot of US Soul and the finest Brit-girl sounds distilled through one unique and remarkable singer"
Happily, she is still going strong

Madeline Bell - Beat The Clock

Madeline Bell -Can't Get Used to LosingYou


  1. Never heard these before CC. What a great tune "Beat The Clock" is, you can hear why she would have been a backing vocalist for Dusty, very similiar vocally which is no bad thing...

  2. Excellent version of Can't get Next to Losing You. Quality record again, CC.