Ring My Bell by Anita Ward 1979 -
On CD Anita
Ward Ring My Bell (Tring) and in several compilations: Sounds of the 70's (Tring)
Original 45 RPM edition TK records TKR 7543 - B-side If i could feel that old feeling again
Born 20 December 1957, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Ward enjoyed one
international number 1 single during her career, a light disco song called 'Ring My Bell'
in 1979. Initially a gospel singer, she was introduced to Memphis artist/producer
Frederick Knight. Knight signed Ward to his own Juana label, affiliated with Florida's
successful TK Records, and they recorded an album. 'Ring My Bell' was actually an
afterthought; Knight had written the song the previous year for pre-teen singer Stacy
Lattisaw. Ward disliked the song and recorded it only because Knight insisted they needed
another dance number on the album. Ward had only one other minor chart hit in its wake,
'Don't Drop My Love' in 1979.