Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 333/500!The profound honesty and sensitivity found in his timeless music has made Bill Withers one of America's premier singer/songwriters. Combining soulful warmth, a genuine and folksy feel with his immediately recognizable voice, Withers has sung his way into the hearts of millions worldwide. His ability to say what so many feel is uncanny. There is no other like him. Bill Withers is mentioned in the same breath as the greats - Stevie, Marvin, Donny - yet none sing with the directness, write with the frankness, nor compare in articulating the truth with such sparseness. He is a singer and songwriter who has topped pop charts and received awards, been covered by Barbra Streisand and looped by Dr. Dre, and continues to influence an entire generation of artists.
Still Bill is the second studio album from Bill Withers, originally released in 1972 and featuring the mega-hit Lean On Me (the first track ever to reach #1 on the Soul chart and the Billboard Hot 100). Featuring members of the Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band, Still Bill also features the funky classic, Use Me, amongst a handful of other powerful songwriting and performance efforts.
Fueled by a pimp-strut organ riff, "Use Me" contains the best of Withers: It's both deeply soulful and catchy. "Lean on Me" is a classic singalong -- but not just because of the arm-swaying chorus; Withers sets up the anthem with a heartfelt, gritty vocal performance. "Who Is He (and What Is He to You)?" is one of the coolest expressions of jealousy you'll ever hear, which doesn't make the song any less painful.
Possibly Withers finest album from start to finish, its reissued here on 180 gram vinyl in a deluxe reproduction of the original sleeve.
Deluxe Reproduction of the Original Sleeve
Specially Designed Center Gatefold
1. Lonely Town, Lonely Street
2. Let Me In Your Life
3. Who Is He (And What Is He To You)?
4. Use Me
5. Lean On Me
1. Kissing My Love
2. I Don't Know
3. Another Day To Run
4. I Don't Want You On My Mind
5. Take It All In And Check It All Out