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THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION BY AMERICA'S MASTER STORYTELLER
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Featuring classic compositions like "Ain't No Sunshine," "Grandma's Hands," "Hope She'll Be Happier," "Lean on Me," "Use Me," "Who Is He (And What Is He to You)?," "I Can't Write Lefthanded" and "Lovely Day."
The set also includes: A personal note from Bill.
An emotional essay by the noted culture critic Michael Eric Dyson who spoke to Bill at length about his art and artistry.
"I remember a lot of good times making this music and the good things that happened to me as a result. Mostly, I remember what I am remembered for: SONGS."
— From the introductory note by Bill Withers
We make deep emotional connections with William Harrison ("Bill") Withers. Born on the Fourth of July in 1938 in Slab Fork, West Va., Bill Withers just seems to know something about us: about the land, the city, the spirit of the nation.
About what it means to be human.
Bill Withers: The Complete Sussex and Columbia Albums celebrates the timeless artistry of an American master. The set includes the nine albums that Bill released between 1971 through 1985. The albums have been reproduced in their original jackets and have been newly mastered from the original analog tapes by Grammy Award-winning engineer Mark Wilder.
Bill Withers is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the recipient of ASCAP's 2006 Rhythm & Soul Heritage Award. His warm, rich and truthful voice speaks to real people, and real life, and he will tell you that it's more important to be real than to be rich.
He was 30 years old when he came out of the U.S. Navy in 1971. He made a living installing toilets in commercial jetliners, and then he decided to give music a try. His first two albums — Just as I Am and Still Bill — featured "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Lean on Me." The two singles sold more than a million copies each, and by the time he played Carnegie Hall in 1973, Bill Withers was acknowledged as a great American troubadour.
Four decades later, his music still resonates with originality and universality.
The albums include:
Just as I Am (Sussex, 1971)
Still Bill (Sussex, 1972, certified gold)
Bill Withers Live at Carnegie Hall (Sussex, 1973)
+ 'Justments (Sussex, 1974)
Making Music (Columbia, 1975)
Naked & Warm (Columbia,1976)
Menagerie (Columbia, 1977, certified gold)
'Bout Love (Columbia, 1978)
Watching You Watching Me (Columbia, 1985)
Bill Withers: The Complete Sussex and Columbia Albums shows that he's Still Bill. Just as he's always been.
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