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Billy Paul

voc, bvoc, *1934 US, Philadelphia
Singer of R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Paul Williams

Billy Paul (born Paul Williams; December 1, 1934) is a Grammy Award winning American soul singer, most known for his 1972 number-one single, "Me and Mrs. Jones" as well as the 1973 album and single "War of the Gods" which blends his more conventional pop, soul and funk styles with electronic and psychedelic influences. He is one of the many artists associated with the Philadelphia soul sound created by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, and Thom Bell. Paul is usually identified by his diverse vocal style which ranges from mellow and soulful to low and raspy. Questlove of The Roots has equated Paul to Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, calling him "one of the criminally unmentioned proprietors of socially conscious post-revolution '60s civil rights music."

     
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
  • Dance
Popular Tracks   
Me and Mrs. Jones on 360 Degrees of Billy Paul by Billy Paul
Your Song on 360 Degrees of Billy Paul by Billy Paul
Only the Strong Survive on Only The Strong Survive by Billy Paul
Let 'Em In on Let 'Em In by Billy Paul
Am I Black Enough for You? on 360 Degrees of Billy Paul by Billy Paul
Let the Dollar Circulate on When Love Is New by Billy Paul
Let's Make a Baby on When Love Is New by Billy Paul
How Good Is Your Game on Let 'Em In by Billy Paul
Bring the Family Back on First Class by Billy Paul
Thanks for Saving My Life on War of the Gods by Billy Paul

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
360 Degrees Of Billy Paul/War Of The GodsBilly Paul2018Album
Live In EuropeBilly Paul2018Album
Mega HitsBilly Paul2015Compil.
The Very Best Of Billy PaulBilly Paul2014Compil.
Let The Dollar CirculateBilly Paul2013Album
Billy PaulBilly Paul2007Compil.
Going East / War Of The GodsBilly Paul2007Compil.
Only The Strong Survive (The Best Of Billy Paul)Billy Paul2004Compil.
East (Remixed)Billy Paul2003Album
The Very Best Of - Les Rois De La SoulBilly Paul And Bill Withers2002Compil.
Super HitsBilly Paul2002Compil.
CollectionsBilly Paul2002Compil.
Les Indispensables De Billy PaulBilly Paul2001Compil.
Perfil)Billy Paul2001Compil.
Your SongsBilly Paul2000Album
Don't Let Love Get You Down / Bring The Family BackArchie Bell & The Drells / Billy Paul1999Album
Let 'Em In / Only The Strong Survive / First ClassBilly Paul1999Compil.
Do The FunkAntoine Clamaran feat. Billy Paul1999Album
Me And Mrs. Jones (The Best Of Billy Paul)Billy Paul1999Compil.
Me And Mrs. Jones (The Best Of Billy Paul)Billy Paul1999Compil.
This Is Your Life / Me And Mrs. JonesBilly Paul1999Single
360 Degrees Of Billy Paul / War Of The GodsBilly Paul1998Album
The Very Best of Billy PaulBilly Paul1998Compil.
The Very Best Of Billy PaulBilly Paul1998Compil.
Let 'Em In (The Collection 1976 - 1980)Billy Paul1998Compil.
The Very Best Of Billy PaulBilly Paul1998Compil.
Billy PaulBilly Paul1997Compil.
360 Degrees Of Billy Paul / Live In Europe / Let 'Em InBilly Paul1996Album
EastBilly Paul1996Album
Let 'Em In / Your SongBilly Paul1995Single
The Very Best OfBilly Paul1994Compil.
Send Me + Soul PowerDaryl Hall, Sly & The Family Stone, The O'Jays, Billy Paul1994Compil.
Your SongBilly Paul1994Single
Greatest HitsBilly Paul1993Compil.
First Class (The Silver Collection)Billy Paul1992Compil.
The Best Of Billy PaulBilly Paul1990Compil.
The Sound Of PhiladelphiaBilly Paul1989Compil.
We Could Have BeenBilly Paul1989Album
The Sound Of PhiladelphiaBilly Paul1989Compil.
I'll Always Love My Mama / Only The Strong SurviveThe Intruders / Billy Paul1988Single
Wide OpenBilly Paul1988Album
I Just Love You So MuchBilly Paul1988Single
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now / Bring The Family BackMcFadden & Whitehead / Billy Paul1985Album
LatelyBilly Paul1985Single
LatelyBilly Paul1985Album
Sexual TherapyBilly Paul1985Single
Billy PaulBilly Paul1983Compil.
Me And Mrs. JonesBilly Paul1983Album
Black & WhiteBilly Paul & Tina Charles1982Compil.
Live On StageBilly Paul / Lou Rawls / Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes / The Three Degrees / The O'Jays1981Album
Kiss And Say Goodbye / Me And Mrs. JonesManhattans / Billy Paul1981Single
Me And Mrs. Jones / Thanks For Saving My LifeBilly Paul1981Single
Me And Mrs Jones / Let Em InBilly Paul1980Single
Billy Paul's Greatest HitsBilly Paul1980Compil.
Jesus Boy (You Only Look Like A Man)Billy Paul1979Single
The Best Of Billy PaulBilly Paul1979Compil.
Bring The Family BackBilly Paul1979Single
Bring The Family BackBilly Paul1979Album
False FacesBilly Paul1979Single
False FacesBilly Paul1979Single
First ClassBilly Paul1979Album
You're My Sweetness / Me & Mrs. JonesBilly Paul1979Single
Don't Give Up On Us / The Times Of Our LivesBilly Paul1978Single
Don't Give Up On UsBilly Paul1978Single
Billy Paul EspecialBilly Paul1978Compil.
Everybody's Breaking UpBilly Paul1978Single
Only The Strong Survive / Where I BelongBilly Paul1977Single
Me & Mrs. Jones / Only The Strong SurviveBilly Paul1977Album
Your SongBilly Paul1977Single
Greatest Hits SeriesBilly Paul1977Compil.
Let 'Em InBilly Paul1977Single
Only The Strong SurviveBilly Paul1977Album
I Trust YouBilly Paul1976Single
Let 'Em InBilly Paul1976Album
How Good Is Your Game / I Think I'll Stay Home TodayBilly Paul1976Single
Without YouBilly Paul1976Single
July, July, July, JulyBilly Paul1975Single
Got My Head On StraightBilly Paul1975Album
People Power / I Want 'Cha BabyBilly Paul1975Single
Let's Make A Baby / My Head's On StraightBilly Paul1975Single
Hagamos Un Bebe (Let's Make A Baby)Billy Paul1975Single
When Love Is NewBilly Paul1975Album
Billy's Back HomeBilly Paul1975Single
I Think I'll Stay Home Today (Part 1)Billy Paul1975Single
I've Got So Much To Live ForBilly Paul1975Single
Me And Mrs. JonesBilly Paul1975Single
Fui Casado (I Was Married)Billy Paul1974Single
Sailing With SoulBilly Paul With Host Lou Rawls1974Album
Live In EuropeBilly Paul1974Album
Be Truthful To MeBilly Paul1974Single
Billy Paul 2Billy Paul1974Compil.
The Whole Town's TalkingBilly Paul1974Single
War Of The GodsBilly Paul1973Album
Brown BabyBilly Paul1973Single
Thanks For Saving My LifeBilly Paul1973Single
360 Degrees Of Billy PaulBilly Paul1973Single
War Of The GodsBilly Paul1973Single
Me And Mrs. Jones / Steppin' StoneBilly Paul / Artie Kaplan1973Single
Me And Mrs. Jones / Your SongBilly Paul1973Single
Am I Black Enough For YouBilly Paul1973Single
Me And Mrs. Jones / Only The Strong SurviveBilly Paul1972Single
Me And Mrs. Jones / Your SongBilly Paul1972Single
360 Degrees Of Billy PaulBilly Paul1972Album
This Is Your LifeBilly Paul1972Single
Magic Carpet RideBilly Paul1971Single
Going EastBilly Paul1971Album
Ebony WomanBilly Paul1970Album
Me & Mrs JonesBilly Paul / Al Green / America / Johnny Rivers1970Single
Bluesette / SomewhereBilly Paul1969Single
Feelin' Good At The Cadillac ClubBilly Paul1968Album
UntitledMFSB / Billy PaulAlbum
Mrs. Robinson / Let's Fall In Love All OverBilly PaulSingle
You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine / Me & Mrs. JonesLou Rawls / Billy PaulAlbum
Only The Strong Survive / I Can't Turn You LooseBilly Paul, Anthony WhiteSingle
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