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Willie makes day's first cameo appearance with Amos LeeMilwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)... as Neil Young and the late Nick Drake, but he did so with pipes that called up memory associations like Bill Withers, Ben Harper and even Tracy Chapman. ...
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PopMattersJust Bill: How and Why to Make a Film About Bill WithersPopMattersHow is it possible that, in the two decades since his last album of original songs was released, Bill Withers has managed ...
Bill withers in the finalsIlford Recorder 24ILFORD bowler Bill Beney had a day to forget on Saturday as he crashed to defeat in both his finals at the club championships. Beney kicked off Saturday ...
Garageband. Sorry Grover, couldn't manage your key
William Harrison "Bill" Withers, Jr. (born July 4, 1938) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985. Some of his best-known songs are "Lean on Me", "Ain't No Sunshine," "Use Me," "Just the Two of Us", "Lovely Day," and "Grandma's Hands". Bill Withers was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 and into the inaugural class of the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame in 2007. Also, in 2007 his "Lean On Me" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. he wrote and produced two songs on the Gladys Knight & the Pips record I Feel a Song, and in October 1974 performed in concert together with James Brown, Etta James, and BB King at the historic Rumble in the Jungle fight between Foreman and Ali in Zaire. Footage of his performance was included in the 1996 documentary film When We Were Kings, and he is heard on the accompanying soundtrack. Just the Two of Us" is a 1981 Grammy Award-winning R&B song recorded by Grover Washington, Jr. and Bill Withers. The song appeared on Washington's album Winelight. It reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and topped the ARC Weekly Top 40 for a week. Regina Belle covered "Just the Two of Us" in 1991 on the Tribute album To Grover, With Love, produced by Jason Miles, which made # 4 on Top Contemporary Jazz Albums Billboard Chart. Bill Withers recorded another version of the song which is included on a CD of his greatest hits. Christian McBride covered the song with overdubbed basses only in ...
Elaine over at Jaboopee asked if I'd share my Top 10 New York recommendations, and you know what? I'd love to! Based on my most recent trip, these are the things I heartily endorse and that I would do again in a heartbeat...
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To help achieve that effect, they've drafted in a session crew that includes
drummers James Gadson (Bill Withers, Al Green) and Joey Waronker (REM) and
guitarists Marc Ribot (Tom Waits) and Smokey Hormel (Johnny Cash); but the
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Lyrics: Can we pretend That from now on There is no yesterday Paint a portrait of tomorrow With no colors from today Chorus: Theres a light that shine in your face sometimes That takes my feeling wraps them around your need But theres shadow hiding in your heart sometimes That makes my feelings turn back in on me Can we pretend The pain is gone And go our merry way Paint a portrait of tomorrow With the colors bright and gay Repeat Chorus Biography: Bill Withers (born July 4, 1938 in Slab Fork, West Virginia) is an American singer-songwriter who performed and recorded from the late 1960s until the mid 1980s. Bills father died when he was thirteen. He joined the US Navy at seventeen, and stayed there for nine years, before he moved to Los Angeles in 1967. While in Los Angeles, he worked full-time in a Lockheed assembly plant in the day, making toilets for Boeing 747 airliners, then recorded demo tapes and performed in juke joints during the night. When he debuted on the music scene with Aint No Sunshine, he refused to give up his job at Lockheed because of his belief that the music business was a fickle industry and that he was still a novice compared to other working acts like The Temptations or Sammy Davis, Jr. His first success was with the company Sussex Records in 1971 with his debut hit single Aint No Sunshine on the album Just as I Am. He assembled a touring band made up of: drummer James Gadson, guitarist Bernoce Blackmon, keyboardist Ray Jackson, and bassist Melvin ...
I just had an urge to make another video lol There you have it: Bill Withers's original Lean On Me [with lyrics] Hope yall enjoy x]
Late evening showers couldn't keep people away opening night at the 2009 Texas State Forest Festival, which kicked off Wednesday night at the George H. Henderson Expo Center, celebrating 25 years of fun.
Event organizers had to rush to find extra
One of my all time favorite songs, it brings memories of my first love and those feelings never fade from my heart
from the 1974 album +'justments. The album was produced by Bill Withers with James Gadson and Melvin Dunlap, the strings were arranged by John Myles.
www.usctrojans.com Legendary singer/songwriter Bill Withers attended USC's team meeting on Friday (Aug. 21), pranking the players, leading a reenactment of the Trojans' "Lean on Me" rendition and sharing some deep thoughts. SEE THE ORIGINAL "LEAN ON ME" RENDITION IN THE AUG. 9 TEAM MEETING: www.youtube.com READ MORE AND SEE PICTURES ABOUT WITHERS' APPEARANCE AT THE AUG. 21 USC TEAM MEETING: www.usctrojans.com USCRipsIt.com
“Bill Withers has always been one of my favourites,” Benson says. “His songs always seem to be natural. They seem to relate across the board. In this case he wrote a song that we ended up recording with Layla Hathaway, Donny Hathaway’s daughter. What
Bill Withers (born July 4, 1938) is an American vocalist and hall-of-fame songwriter who performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985. Some of his best-known songs are "Ain't No Sunshine," "Use Me," "Lovely Day," "Lean on Me", "Grandma's Hands", and "Just the Two of Us". Bill Withers was born the youngest of nine children in the small coal-mining town of Slab Fork, West Virginia. Raised in nearby Beckley, West Virginia, he was thirteen when his father died. He joined the United States Navy at ...
10X Grammy-winning, legendary musician George Benson will release his new album on August 25th entitled Songs and Stories, his second for Concord Records / Monster Music. The album is a collection of tunes penned by some of the most prolific and
OH NO THEY DIDN'T
"Just the Two of Us" is a 1981 Grammy Award-winning Jazz song recorded by Grover Washington, Jr. and Bill Withers. Withers was friends with Ralph McDonald, a writer and producer who wrote this with his partner Bill Salter. Says Withers, "I'm a little snobbish about words, so they sent me this song and said 'We want to do this with Grover, would you consider singing it?' I said, 'Yeah, if you'll let me go in and try to dress these words up a little bit.' Everybody that knows me is kind of ...
All that mess with Henry Louis Gates made me think about another black man widely known as “Skip.” Songwriter Skip Scarborough.
He wrote some nice hits back in the ’70s and ’80s, such as “Lovely Day” (written with Bill Withers), L.T.D.’s “Love Ballad,”
Undercover Black Man
"Aint No Sunshine" is a song by Bill Withers from his 1971 album "Just As I Am" on Sussex Records, produced by Booker T. Jones. The record featured MGs Donald "Duck" Dunn on bass and drummer Al Jackson, Jr. and was released as a single in September 1971. It became a breakthrough hit for Withers, reaching number six on the US R&B chart and number three on the US Pop chart. Bill Withers' Sussex recordings were later purchased by Columbia Records, who he signed with in 1977. Withers was still working at a factory that made toilet seats for Boeing 747s when he recorded the song. He originally intended to write more lyrics for the part of the song where he repeats the phrase "I know" twenty-six times, but the other musicians told him to leave it. "I was this factory worker puttering around", Withers said. "So when they said to leave it like that, I left it." Withers told Songfacts.com in an interview that he was inspired to write this song after watching the 1962 movie "Days Of Wine And Roses". "Ain't No Sunshine" is ranked 280th on Rolling Stone magazines list of the 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. Thischannel is dedicated to all the great 'old school' R&B music I grew up with, the stuff that originally made me tap my feet and want to be a DJ. Funk, soul, disco, R&B, dance, hip-hop, rap, jazz, pop . . . 60s, 70s, 80s . . . whatever you call it, it's all 'old school' and it's all here! See my videos featuring the Roots of Rap at: www.youtube.com/djbuddyloveraproots Check out ...
To hear more from Chris go to: www.myspace.com To hear my music go to www.myspace.com Ain't no sunshine when she's gone. It's not warm when she's away. Ain't no sunshine when she's gone and she's always gone too long anytime she goes away. Wonder this time where she's gone,...
‘There was a cultural revolution in the 1960s and we were part of that, though we didn’t know it,’ says Booker T. Photograph: Gary Copeland
There's no going back for the legendary organist who has ditched his r'n'b roots to deliver a new sound that may
Aint no sunshine when shes gone Its not warm when shes away Aint no sunshine when shes gone And shes always gone too long Anytime she goes away Wonder this time where shes gone Wonder if shes gonna stay Aint no sunshine when shes gone And this house just aint no home Anytime she goes away And I know, I know... Aint no sunshine when shes gone Aint no sunshine when shes gone Only darkness everyday Aint no sunshine when shes gone And this house just aint no home Anytime she goes away Anytime she goes away....
How much does it cost to go to the movies? In my experience, tickets cost anywhere from $4.50 (rural Ohio matinee) to $18.50 (NYC 3D movie ticket + Fandango convenience fee). is a good movie. is definitely not an $18.50 movie. It's probably not even a $
"WALK WIT 'EM Y'ALL!"
LEFTOVERS can be tasty.
B. B. King and Celia Cruz at the Zaire 74 music festival, seen in the documentary Soul Power.
Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, the director of the new documentary “Soul Power,” was a film editor in 1995 for “When We Were Kings,” the
The New York Times
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Sometimes in our lives we all have pain We all have sorrow But if we are wise We know that there's always tomorrow Lean on me, when you're not strong And I'll be your friend I'll help you carry on For it won't be long 'Til I'm gonna need Somebody to lean on Please swallow your pride If I have things you need to borrow For no one can fill those of your needs That you won't let show So just call on me brother, when you need a hand We all need somebody to lean on I just might have a problem that you'd understand We all need somebody to lean on Lean on me, when you're not strong And I'll be your friend I'll help you carry on For it won't be long 'Til I'm gonna need Somebody to lean on So just call on me brother, when you need a hand We all need somebody to lean on I just might have a problem that you'd understand We all need somebody to lean on If there is a load you have to bear That you can't carry I'm right up the road I'll share your load If you just call me Lean on me...
Bill Withers ~ Who Is He [Henrik Schwarz remix] Label: Not On Label Catalog#: BILL001 Format:Vinyl, 12", Single Sided, Unofficial Release Country:UK Released: Mar 2009
Label: Not On Label Catalog#: BILL001 Format:Vinyl, 12", Single Sided, Unofficial Release Country:UK Released: Mar 2009
"Winelight," Grover Washington, Jr. (1980): The saxophonist, a founding father of smooth jazz, achieved easy-listening-music immortality with this platinum-selling album. The record's highlight was the huge radio hit "Just the Two of Us," a duet with
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From the Album 'Watching You Watching Me', 1985 Composed by: Bill Withers lyrics: Steppin' right along Like it ain't nothing, baby Something just, something blew your mind Something come along To make you stronger, baby But you know it got to take time Talk a little deep To make you wonder, baby And it's not that same old line Whoa, look out now Something some time Come along and blow your mind Watch out, girl Somebody hot (hot!) Make you give up everything you got Steppin' right along Like it ain't nothing, baby Something just, something just blew you mind Something come along That kick like thunder, baby You know got to give it up for them Right on time 'Would it be wise or weak?' You wonder, baby Goodbye Reason, Hello Rhyme Look out, girl Something some time Come along and blow your mind Watch out, girl Somebody hot (hot!) Make you give up everything you got Steppin' right along Like it ain't nothing, baby Something come along And just blew your mind 'Some kind of magic spell?' You wonder, baby Make a drink of muddy water Taste like wine And 'Would it be wise or weak?' You wonder, baby Goodbye Reason, Hello Rhyme 'Love made me do it!' Something some time Come along and blow your mind Watch out, girl Somebody hot (hot!) Make you give up everything you got Said Our Father who art in Heaven Hallowed be Thy Holy Name 'Til the Kingdom come Thy will be done Down here on earth Just like it is in Heaven Give us this day Ourâ€¦daily bread Forgive us our sins We forgive our ...
Bill Withers singing Ain't No Sunshine with lyrics.
This is Fiona Apple's rendition of Bill Withers' "Kissing My Love". Recorded on May 12, 2000 at the Kousei Nenkin Kaikan Hall in Osaka, Japan. Lyrics: When I'm kissing my love I can hear a thump thumping in my head Mmm when I'm kissing my love I close my eyes and see A pretty city With...
BELOW: Jeff Edgel, Amos Caley and Chris Brumbaugh are the members of Attaboy, a Christian band playing at Grace Episcopal Church in New Bedford Saturday evening.
Kick off summer with soul
The New Bedford Historical Society will host a "Summer Sunday
Nine Inch Nails bring their brain-melting lights and angst to Lakewood Amphitheatre on Sun., May 10.
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"Use Me" is a song originally composed and recorded by Bill Withers, an American vocalist and Hall-of-Fame songwriter who performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985. "Use Me" was included on his 1972 album "Still Bill," and is his second-biggest hit in the United States, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Thischannel is dedicated to all the great 'old school' R&B music I grew up with, the stuff that originally made me tap my feet and want to be a DJ. Funk, soul, disco, R&B, dance, hip-hop, rap, jazz, pop . . . 60s, 70s, 80s . . . whatever you call it, it's all 'old school' and it's all here! Check out my newer music videos and other fun stuff at: www.youtube.com/djbuddylove3000 Check out my news videography stuff at: www.youtube.com/vonregandavis Also, check out my youngest daughter (the world's youngest video producer) at: www.youtube.com/daddyzgirl3000 Enjoy!! ;~} Copyright 1972 Sussex/Columbia Records All Rights Reserved
Sometimes it’s the young guys you have to look out for. Former
Rolling Stone “Artist to Watch” Amos Lee is on the right side of 30 and clearly doing certain things correctly – namely, applying his understated soul singing to a series of songs that
The trailer for Still Bill. A documentary about the past, present and future of Bill Withers.
Grover Washington & Bill Withers - Just The Two Of Us You can view this video WITH original sound here : http://www.myvideo.de/watch/4748557/Grover_Washington_Jr_Bill_Withers_Just_The_Two_Of_Us You can download the song here : http://rapidshare.com/files/207309383/Grover_Washington___Bill_Withers_-_Just_The_Two_Of_Us.mp3
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