AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. It is still as beautiful and inspiring as it ever was. It is said that pop stars remain the age they were from when they first achieved success. In fact, it takes several spins of the album to realize just how versatile Withers is on Still Bill , to hear how he makes intricate, funky rhythms sound as effortless and simple as the album's best-known song, the gospel-tinged inspirational anthem "Lean on Me.

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Released inthe record is a remarkable summation of a number of contemporary styles: Tussles with his Sussex label kept Withers from delivering a follow-up to Still Bill until ; a year later, the company folded and he made the leap to Columbia, where he'd soon enter a protracted struggle for creative control that prompted an eight-year drought between studio LPs.

It is said that pop stars remain the age they were from when they first achieved success. After releasing 's Watching You Watching Mehe'd had enough of the business bilp retired — a decision that he still hasn't reversed more than 30 years later.

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How Bill Withers Took Another Step Forward With ‘Still Bill’

The following year, he used the follow-up to prove he was no one-hit wonder. Jazz Latin New Age. Ultimately, what made Withers so special as a songwriter was what helped doom him as a recording artist. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.

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Still gaining confidence as a singer and a songwriter, Withers continued drawing on the experiences of his "real" life to inform a track set that added a few new musical colors to his palette, yet was still very much of a piece with its predecessor.

Temperamentally, however, sithers was still the same person he'd always been. Find out more about our use of this data. Listen to Bill Withers' 'Use Me'. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Nothing here outstays its welcome and, as a result, it still sounds fresh and innovative.

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It is still as beautiful and inspiring as it ever was. Introspection Late Night Partying. Working with a witers of session players that included members of Charles Wright's Watts rd Street Rhythm Band, Withers set up shop at Los Angeles' Record Plant during a break from touring and set about putting together his sophomore outing, the descriptively titled Still Bill.

Stilll refusal to get caught up in the music industry machine would prove to be a tremendous asset — as well as a hindrance, at least in terms of actually getting records out on a regular basis. If you ask somebody, they might tell you that 'Lean on Me' was a hundred years old. Lonely Town, Lonely Street. Never a virtuoso musician, Withers always offered an outstanding case study in how a songwriter can do a lot with a little, and "Lean on Me" offers a perfect case in point.

As he later revealed while discussing the genesis of the song, it was partly influenced by the financial flexibility he'd earned after Just As I Am — but its simple musical ingredients were still a direct reflection of his powerfully straightforward approach.

Still Bill

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Links Wikipedia article on Still Bill Reviews available at www. Musing that he believed it's "more important to be real than to be rich, and in this business I'm not sure you can be both," Withers hinted at his own early exit from the industry even as he ascended to its upper echelon.

Let Me in Your Life. I don't take much of it seriously, you know?