In 2009, I wanted to make some beats, and inspired by a variety of things, love, beats and whatever else I ended up making a beat and getting the awesome Chima Anya to spit on it. We took the sentiment of the original, which was about Otis Redding and his untimely death in a plane crash. William Bell took this story and turned it into something rather beautiful. Chima took this idea and then wrote a story about a woman on her death bed reflecting her life, what she did looking back with no regrets. 8 years on, the tune still lives on and here’s a little tribute to it.
Ivan Madeira featuring Chima Anya – King Bell
Vocals recorded at KJM45 Studio’s in London, by Head sound engineer D. Webb (Chemo | Telemachus). He is one of the most prolific and highly regarded HipHop engineers in the UK.
Mastered by Joe Kelly.
Contains samples from
“A TRIBUTE TO A KING”
Performed by Ivan Madeira featuring Chima Anya
From the album “The Very Best of William Bell” (Stax 30297)
Courtesy of Stax Records/Concord Music Group, Inc.