“There is no question that among musicians today William Bell would be enthroned as King of the Tuba. So fantastic are his achievements on the instrument that the professionals who know and understand its difficulties shake their heads in wonder and amazement when they hear him play. ‘He plays it like it was a fiddle,’ one admiring musician said thinking of the lightness of touch and agility of fingering. ‘He plays it like a Franch Horn,’ a distinguished composed added, thinking of the brilliance of tone and the richness of range.
In an age in which superlatives have become suspect through over-usage it is difficult to find suitable words to describe a triumph of this kind. ”
Little Richard Miller, born without arms and legs
“Jesus Use Me”
From the back cover:
“RICHARD MILLER WAS BORN WITHOUT ARMS AND LEGS ON NOVEMBER 28, 1942…. HE LEARNED TO PLAY THE UKELELE AT THE YOUNG AGE OF TEN BY LISTENING TO THE RADIO AND PLAYING ALONG WITH THE SONGS – HE HAS NEVER HAD MUSIC OR VOICE LESSONS…. HE ENTERED THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AND WAS GRADUATED IN 1966…. DURING THIS TIME, RICHARD WAS SAVED AND THE LORD GAVE HIM THE TALENT TO PLAY THE ORGAN. AND HE BEGAN MAKING CHURCH AND CONCERT APPEAARANCES ALMOST EVERY WEEK-END…. HIS FLEXIBLE TRAILWAYS BUS PICTURED ON THIS ALBUM COVER IS CUSTOM-EQUIPPED WITH SLEEPING, COOKING, REST ROOM, AND CLOSET FACILITIES, FOR HIS CONVENIENCE. RICHARD ALSO DRIVES HIS OWN AUTOMOBILE, A CONVERTIBLE, WITH THE USE OF DEVICES INVENTED BY HIS DAD, HAVING DRIVEN OVER 55,000 MILES WITHOUT AN ACCIDENT OR TICKET. SO THAT HE MAY ENJOY GOSPEL MUSIC WHILE GOING DOWN THE ROAD, RICHARD’S CAR HAS A STEREO WITH FOUR SPEAKERS. ”