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Bill Withers - Greatest Hits
Bill Withers
Bill Withers - Greatest Hits
Genres: Pop, R&B
 
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Bill Withers has written two bona fide classics ("Ain't No Sunshine" and "Lean on Me"), recorded a slew of memorable hits, and had songs covered by everyone from Joe Cocker to Isaac Hayes to Kiss. Still, he's underapprecia...  more »

     
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All Artists: Bill Withers
Title: Bill Withers - Greatest Hits
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, R&B
Style: Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074643719926

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Bill Withers has written two bona fide classics ("Ain't No Sunshine" and "Lean on Me"), recorded a slew of memorable hits, and had songs covered by everyone from Joe Cocker to Isaac Hayes to Kiss. Still, he's underappreciated. His voice is smooth, his singing is subtle, and his songs move along over sinuous, sexy grooves. It's all so effortless that it's easy to overlook how substantial Withers's work really is. Never flashy, his best songs burn with a heat that lingers long after the last note has been played. This slender 10-track collection brings together a few songs from his remarkable early-'70s Sussex albums, including such hits and near hits as "Grandma's Hands," "Who Is He? (And What Is He to You?)," and the seriously funky "Use Me," as well as some gems from the later '70s (including "Lovely Day"). Greatest Hits is a nice, succinct introduction to Withers's work, but fans would be better off with the more complete Lean on Me career overview. --Percy Keegan

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CLASSIC, CLASSIC, CLASSIC!
Daphne Basset | Milford, Michigan United States | 07/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you don't know Bill Withers...shame on you! This is simplicity, heartfelt and smooth....Thank goodness the Gap has exposed an entirely new generation to this artist. But for those of us who remember these tunes as current hits, this is part of the Boomer soundtrack. Yes, there are more tunes on "Lean on Me," but if you're new to Bill Withers, you won't regret this purchase."
Bill Withers...Greatest Hits
D. S. HARDEN | L.A.,CA USA | 09/05/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A very well balanced collection of his more popular songs. It would be a welcome addition to anyone's library. But he does have other songs out there...If you've never heard anything but "Lean On Me," try this collection and maybe it will whet your appetite for more of this gifted artist's material..."
Remarkable soul singer
Sound Profiler | Example:SHIBUYAKU,TOKYO,JAPAN | 07/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This outstanding soul singer can compose and can sing in a fusion sound setting like crusaders,grover washington JR brilliantly.This kind of music can be called "SOUL FUSION MUSIC" in a sense.You can hear the mellowness and richness of R&B MUSIC to your heart's content.The combination of subtle vocal expression and tight backing arrangement is superb.This is definitely a masterpiece of SOUL FUSION ALBUM."