Bill Withers - Greatest Hits - 1971-1980 Essential Funk + Soul Classics - Sealed LP

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Bill Withers - Greatest Hits -

Columbia / Sony

P 756987
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue, black vinyl
Country:
europe
2021 Issue
Released: 1981
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Soul Funk





Tracklisting:


A1 Just The Two Of Us
Producer – Grover Washington, Jr., Ralph MacDonald
3:56
A2 Use Me
3:45
A3 Ain't No Sunshine
2:03
A4 Lovely Day
4:14
A5 I Want To Spend The Night
3:21


B1 Soul Shadows
3:33
B2 Lean On Me
4:17
B3 Grandma's Hands
1:59
B4 Hello Like Before
5:28
B5 Who Is He What Is He To You


Bill Withers has quietly written and recorded some of the most beloved songs of the last 30 years. He's been covered by everyone from Barbra Streisand ("Grandma's Hands") to Will Smith to Mick Jagger ("Use Me"). He has collaborated with first-class jazz and rock musicians such as Booker T. Jones, the Crusaders, and the late Grover Washington, Jr. His music has been a constant in films and TV commercials, never failing to rouse a romantic, nostalgic mood.



The chilled elegance displayed on the cover (caviar, champagne, even shrimp) tells but part of the warm, subtle musical story within. Withers almost out-Al Greens Al Green on "What Is He," and beautifully expresses a combination of sadness and embarassment on "Hello Like Before."

He extends still-remarkable long notes on "Lovely Day," sings around a circular buzzsaw guitar-organ riff in "Use Me" (still can't resist clapping along), and trills "IknowIknowIknow..." in the most memorable part of his most memorable first hit, "Ain't No Sunshine." This excellent, underused singer is well appreciated by music people in the know, and well-represented on this greatest hits album

Also check the funk workouts "Use Me" and "Who is He and What is He to You")



He rounded up some pals from the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, guys that he jammed with regularly in the 'hood, and the tight, compact ensemble sizzled their way through his latest set of plainspoken, soul-piercing funk ballads.

Led by the #1 Pop and R&B smash "Lean On Me" and the follow up "Use Me"(#2 Pop and R&B)the whole album has a great laid back, funky feel. My personal faves besides the two big hits are "Who Is He, And What Is He To You" covered by Meshell N'degeocello,



Bill Withers - Use me

Mr.Bill Withers; Use Me
Not only the words to this song is good,
BUT the band is great!


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Bill Withers - Lean On Me


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Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine (live in 1971)

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Bill Withers - Grandma's Hands (live footage)

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More Information
Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Sony Music
Color Black