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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Al Bell Honored by National Black Chamber of Commerce

This year's recipient of the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) Arthur A. Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award will be Al Bell, right. Mr. Bell has had a remarkable career in the music industry and has become known as the Unsung Hero. The 16th Annual Convention for the NBCC is July 23 - 26, 2008 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, New Orleans, LA. The Royal Sonesta Hotel, New Orleans, LA has officially sold out and overflow is being directed to the sister hotel, Chateau Sonesta Hotel, located at 800 Iberville Street which is just two blocks away. Call now before they sell out at 1-504-586-0800.

The NBCC will recognize Al Bell's achievements and thank him for developing a vast amount of talent under the STAX label. Artists such as Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Isaac Hayes, Staples Singers, Emotions, Dramatics, Johnny Taylor and many, many more carried us through the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War Era. Mr. Bell was the "glue that held it all together." Go meet this legend in New Orleans, July 23 - 26, 2008.
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