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Bill Withers The Complete Sussex & Columbia Albums (9-CD)

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Bill Withers: The Complete Sussex & Columbia Albums (9-CD)

CD on SONY RECORDS by Bill Withers - The Complete Sussex & Columbia Albums (9-CD)

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  • Interpret: Bill Withers

  • Album titlle: The Complete Sussex & Columbia Albums (9-CD)

  • Label Sony

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0886978946720

  • weight in Kg 0.38
Withers, Bill - The Complete Sussex & Columbia Albums (9-CD) CD 1
01 Harlem
02 Ain't No Sunshine
03 Grandma's Hands
04 Sweet Wanomi
05 Everybody's Talkin'
06 Do It Good
07 Hope She'll Be Happier
08 Let It Be
09 I'm Her Daddy
10 In My Heart
11 Moanin' And Groanin'
12 Better Off Dead
Withers, Bill - The Complete Sussex & Columbia Albums (9-CD) CD 2
01 Lonely Town, Lonely Street
02 Let Me In Your Life
03 Who Is He (And What Is He To You)?
04 Use Me
05 Lean On Me
06 Kissing My Love
07 I Don't Know
08 Another Day To Run
09 I Don't Want You On My Mind
10 Take It All In And Check It All Out
Withers, Bill - The Complete Sussex & Columbia Albums (9-CD) CD 3
01 Use Me
02 Friend Of Mine
03 Ain't No Sunshine
04 Grandma's Hands
05 World Keeps Going Around
06 Let Me In Your Life
07 Better Off Dead
08 For My Friend
09 I Can't Write Left-Handed
10 Lean On Me
11 Lonely Town, Lonely Street
12 Hope She'll Be Happier
13 Let Us Love
14 Harlem/Cold Baloney Medley
Withers, Bill - The Complete Sussex & Columbia Albums (9-CD) CD 4
01 You
02 The Same Love That Made Me Laugh
03 Stories
04 Green Grass
05 Ruby Lee
06 Heartbreak Road
07 Can We Pretend
08 Liza
09 Make A Smile For Me
10 Railroad Man
Withers, Bill - The Complete Sussex & Columbia Albums (9-CD) CD 5
01 I Wish You Well
02 The Best You Can
03 Make Love To Your Mind
04 I Love You Dawn
05 She´S Lonely
06 Sometimes A Song
07 Paint Your Pretty Picture
08 Family Table
09 Don´T You Want To Stay
10 Hello Like Before
Withers, Bill - The Complete Sussex & Columbia Albums (9-CD) CD 6
01 Close To Me
02 Naked & Warm
03 Where Are You?
04 Dreams
05 If I Didn't Mean You Well
06 I'll Be With You
07 City Of The Angels
08 My Imagination
Withers, Bill - The Complete Sussex & Columbia Albums (9-CD) CD 7
01 Lovely Day
02 I Want To Spend The Night
03 Lovely Night For Dancing
04 Then You Smile At Me
05 She Wants To (Get On Down)
06 It Ain't Because Of Me Baby
07 Tender Things
08 Wintertime
09 Let Me Be The One You Need
Withers, Bill - The Complete Sussex & Columbia Albums (9-CD) CD 8
01 All Because Of You
02 Dedicated To You My Love
03 Don't It Make It Better
04 You Got The Stuff
05 Look To Each Other For Love
06 Love
07 Love Is
08 Memories Are That Way
Withers, Bill - The Complete Sussex & Columbia Albums (9-CD) CD 9
01 Oh Yeah
02 Something That Turns You On
03 Don´T Make Me Wait
04 Heart In Your Life
05 Watching You Watchin Me
06 We Could Be Sweet Lovers
07 You Just Can´T Smile It Away
08 Stepping Right Along
09 Whatever Happens
10 You Try To Find A Love
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"Bill Withers"

Bill Withers

Ain't No Sunshine

Bill Withers

Ain't No Sunshine

 

No way did Bill Withers fit the mold of your typical soul star. Acoustic guitar in his hands, singing almost conversationally but with enormous power, Withers‘ approach was more in a singer-songwriter mode, though his sound was supremely funky and thoroughly contemporary. He surfaced while working in the aircraft manufacturing field, cutting demos on the side and struggling to be heard.

Born in rustic Slab Fork, West Virginia on July 4, 1938 and brought up in nearby Beckley, Withers didn’t hail from an overtly musical background. He spent nine years in the Navy, relocating to Los Angeles after leaving the service. He did wax one extremely obscure single, Three Nights And A Morning, circa 1967 for the tiny Lotus label in a far more aggressive soul style than he’d employ later (Mort Garson was its producer/arranger).

A certified mover and shaker in the record industry, Clarence Avant formed Sussex Records at the end of 1969. Having worked at the Venture label with ex-Motown A&R boss Mickey Stevenson, he knew potential hits. Organist Booker T. Jones was about done at Stax, where he and his MG’s had played on countless hits as house band and made more than a few instrumental smashes of their own. He was lying low in Malibu, a long way from the soul-steeped streets of Memphis. 

“I went to California and I got a call from Clarence Avant, who wanted me to come and hear a singer,“ says Booker T. “I went over to his apartment and stayed all day. He sung me about 20-25 songs. That’s when I met Bill Withers. He had most of his hits written when I met him.“

Booker T. would arrange and produce Withers‘ Sussex debut album, ‘Just As I Am.‘ Two more MG’s—bassist Donald ‘Duck‘ Dunn and drummer Al Jackson, Jr.--joined him for Bill‘s sessions at Wally Heider’s L.A. studios, playing guitar himself as well as keyboards (Stephen Stills dropped by to pick his axe). Ain’t No Sunshine  was chosen by Avant to be Withers‘ Sussex debut single. Its extended “I know, I know“ coda had been intended as a place holder until Bill could dream up some apt lyrics for that spot, but Booker T. told him to leave it alone. Withers revamped Three Nights into a more laidback but no less stunning Harlem, which sat on the B-side.

Fresh and different yet so inherently bluesy that guitar master Freddie King covered it, Ain’t No Sunshine rocketed to #3 pop and #6 R&B as it went gold during the summer of ’71. ‘Just As I Am‘ sold very well too. A star was born.

- Bill Dahl -


Various - Sweet Soul Music 26 Scorching Classics From 1971

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