RIP Bill Withers

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RIP Bill Withers

Post by boboneleg » Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:02 am

I don't usually do this sort of thing but I feel this guy deserves this. Bill Withers was a guy who never 'made it' until he was 32 and eight years later turned his back on the music industry to live his life without all the shit that comes with being a star.

If you've got a spare 30 mins watch this this recording and to see a genius (imo) at work. RIP Bill 8-)

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Re: RIP Bill Withers

Post by daveuprite » Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:11 am

Well said. Good songs and a great voice. Very sad.

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Re: RIP Bill Withers

Post by chunky butt » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:29 pm

Here here Bob, a brilliant artist, and one of my favourite records of all time, sad loss.

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Re: RIP Bill Withers

Post by Nico-D » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:39 pm

Thanks Bob, yes a great artist, RIP .

"Ain't No Sunshine" is an absolutely beautiful song, covered by many of course but there's a great version by José Feliciano, not sure if it's on Youtube, I have a very crackly recording from the Engelbert Humperdink show ( yes that was actually a 'thing' !! )

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Re: RIP Bill Withers

Post by Nico-D » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:40 pm

found it


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Re: RIP Bill Withers

Post by boboneleg » Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:22 pm

Nico-D wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:40 pm
found it

Wow, I never knew he'd recorded it, great version.
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Re: RIP Bill Withers

Post by chunky butt » Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:56 pm

Brilliant, great find that Nick, never heard that before. Jose f is someone you dont hear of very often nowadays, another great talent.

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Re: RIP Bill Withers

Post by soho » Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:06 pm

Bill Withers & Manu Dibango, two greats from the 70's who both passed this week. Use me & Soul Makossa two songs that guided me towards a thirty year career in music. I give thanks for them both.

I just edited this bit, I'm getting too emotional in my old age. 8-)




By the way Bob - Issac Hayes doing Ain't no sunshine. 17 minutes long got me fired from a club in Vienna in1976, another one of my anecdotal stories . I remember it clearly :D




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Re: RIP Bill Withers

Post by MotoCP » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:42 am

boboneleg wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:02 am

If you've got a spare 30 mins watch this this recording and to see a genius (imo) at work. RIP Bill 8-)

Thanks for posting this Bob.
My teenage daughters loved watching these cool cats doing their thing and now appreciate who wrote the original songs that have been covered by others.

‘Use Me’ is a such a groovy tune...
8-)

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