Withers, Bill

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

'Bout Love
Used - LP - JC 35596
Beautiful 1978 White Label Promo With Timing Strip On Front Jacket And Gold Promo Stamp On Back. Custom Inner. more
+ 'Justments / Justments
New - LP - SRA 8032
Sealed 1974 Original With Custom Inner Sleeve. Label Scan Is Of An Open Copy We Previously Had In Stock. more
+'Justments
Used - LP - SRA 8032
1974 US Original Monarch Pressing With Original Custom Inner Sleeve. VG+ Vinyl, Light Surface Noise In Run-Ins. Crisp Strong VG++ Cover With Light Rubs. "Back In March 2004 Music Magazine Mojo Included Withers' Fourth Album On A List Of "67 Lost Albums You Must Own." Whether 'justments Is Indeed The Stuff Of Legend Remains Debatable. Surely No Holy Grail Like The Similarly Mentioned Cold Fact By Sussex Labelmate Sixto Rodriguez, It Seems At Least Unfairly Ignored. Nothing Here Might Be As Compelling As "Grandma's Hands" Or "I Can't Write Left-handed," But There Are Plenty Of Melancholy Reflections From A Genuine Soulman Who Came Across More As A West Coast Singer/songwriter. Replacing The Hired Hands Of His Debut With Former Employees Of Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band Proved Equally Important In Shaping Withers' Identity. Not Only Had They Been Instrumental In Creating A Landmark With His Second Album Still Bill, Follow-up Live At Carnegie Hall Showed How Easily They Could Replicate Their Unrestrained Approach On-stage, Performing Quite A Few Tunes Which Hadn't Yet Appeared On A Studio Album. This Experience Further Tightening A Natural Combination, The Band Was Set For Withers' Third Studio Album. The Moody Overtones Of 'justments Suggest Both Band And Singer Might Have Suffered A Bit From Fatigue, A Notion Not Altogether Far-fetched Since They Would Dissolve Upon Completing It. Not Even Spanish Minstrel José Feliciano Could Rescue A Song Like "Railroad Man" From Getting Stuck In A Not Unpleasant But Ultimately Unrewarding Jam Mode. Still, A Few Gems Are Worth Mentioning. The Spine-tingling String Sections For "You" And "Ruby Lee" For Instance Invoke The Memory Of Still Bill's Intriguing "Who Is He And What Is He To You." The Former Would Be Released As A Single And Crack The Top 15 R&b Chart, As Would "Heartbreak Road" And "The Same Love That Made Me Laugh." The Demise Of Sussex Led To Both The Labels' Catalog And Withers Himself Being Transferred To Columbia. Though Some Of Its Feel Would Always Shine Through His Releases For His New Employer, 'justments Stands Out For Being The Last Album Where The Artist's Unique Character Takes The Foreground Rather Than Being Mostly Left To Drown In A Glossy Production. Thus, While Its "Lost Album" Status Is Mostly Due To It Being Out Of Print For Ages, In A Just World It Would Be Re-released Back To Back With 1975's Making Music. This Just Might Turn Out Historically Interesting, As It Would Document Withers' Evolution Towards The Guilty Pleasure Of "Lovely Day"." AMG - Quint Kirk. more
+'Justments
New Import - MOVLP883
Sealed, Latest Repress Of The 2014 Audiophile Reissue From Music On Vinyl. "Back In March 2004 Music Magazine Mojo Included Withers' Fourth Album On A List Of "67 Lost Albums You Must Own." Whether 'justments Is Indeed The Stuff Of Legend Remains Debatable. Surely No Holy Grail Like The Similarly Mentioned Cold Fact By Sussex Labelmate Sixto Rodriguez, It Seems At Least Unfairly Ignored. Nothing Here Might Be As Compelling As "Grandma's Hands" Or "I Can't Write Left-Handed," But There Are Plenty Of Melancholy Reflections From A Genuine Soulman Who Came Across More As A West Coast Singer/Songwriter. Replacing The Hired Hands Of His Debut With Former Employees Of Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band Proved Equally Important In Shaping Withers' Identity. Not Only Had They Been Instrumental In Creating A Landmark With His Second Album Still Bill, Follow-Up Live At Carnegie Hall Showed How Easily They Could Replicate Their Unrestrained Approach On-stage, Performing Quite A Few Tunes Which Hadn't Yet Appeared On A Studio Album. This Experience Further Tightening A Natural Combination, The Band Was Set For Withers' Third Studio Album. The Moody Overtones Of 'justments Suggest Both Band And Singer Might Have Suffered A Bit From Fatigue, A Notion Not Altogether Far-fetched Since They Would Dissolve Upon Completing It. Not Even Spanish Minstrel José Feliciano Could Rescue A Song Like "Railroad Man" From Getting Stuck In A Not Unpleasant But Ultimately Unrewarding Jam Mode. Still, A Few Gems Are Worth Mentioning. The Spine-Tingling String Sections For "You" And "Ruby Lee" For Instance Invoke The Memory Of Still Bill's Intriguing "Who Is He And What Is He To You." The Former Would Be Released As A Single And Crack The Top 15 R&B Chart, As Would "Heartbreak Road" And "The Same Love That Made Me Laugh." The Demise Of Sussex Led To Both The Labels' Catalog And Withers Himself Being Transferred To Columbia. Though Some Of Its Feel Would Always Shine Through His Releases For His New Employer, 'Justments Stands Out For Being The Last Album Where The Artist's Unique Character Takes The Foreground Rather Than Being Mostly Left To Drown In A Glossy Production. Thus, While Its "Lost Album" Status Is Mostly Due To It Being Out Of Print For Ages, In A Just World It Would Be Re-Released Back To Back With 1975's Making Music. This Just Might Turn Out Historically Interesting, As It Would Document Withers' Evolution Towards The Guilty Pleasure Of "Lovely Day"." AMG Review By Quint Kik. more
A Collection Of Music
Used - LP - MS 442
1978 Promo Only LP. more
At Carnegie Hall
Used - LP - SXBS 7025-2
1973 2LP Gatefold Original, Small Saw Cut. more
At Carnegie Hall
New - LP - SXBS 7025-2
Factory Sealed 2LP Gatefold Original. Top Recommendation For Performance And Sound. more
Best Of Bill Withers
New - LP - SRA 8037
Sealed 1975 Compilation. Pristine Copy Of The First Pressing. more
Best Of Bill Withers
New - LP - SRA 8037
Sealed 1975 First Pressing Of This Great Compilation. Light Rubbing On Two Corners, Hence Price. more
Best Of Bill Withers
New - LP - JC 36877
Sealed 1980 10 Track Compilation. more
Bill Withers Live At Carnegie Hall
Audiophile - LP - MFSL 2-446
2014, Limited Edition #0400. 2LP Gatefold, 180gm . Mastered On Mobile Fidelity’s World-Renowned Mastering System And Pressed At RTI. Critically Acclaimed In Hi-Fi News. more
Bill Withers Live At Carnegie Hall
New Import - MOVLP432
Sealed, Latest Run Of The 2012 180gm Reissue From Music On Vinyl. Housed In A Heavy Duty Gatefold Jacket. One Of The All-Time Great Live Performances Ever Captured. "A Wonderful Live Album That Capitalizes On Withers' Trademark Melancholy Soul Sound While Expanding The Music To Fit The Room Granted By A Live Show. Lovely Versions Of "Grandma's Hands" And "Lean On Me" Are Balanced By Heartfelt Downbeat Numbers Like "Better Off Dead" And "I Can't Write Left-Handed," The Latter Being An Anti-war Song With A Chilling Message. The Set Finishes Off With The Lengthy "Harlem/cold Baloney," With Lots Of Audience-pleased Call-And-Response Going On. One Of The Best Live Releases From The '70s." AMG Review By Steven McDonald. more
Bill Withers Live At Carnegie Hall
Audiophile - Used - MFSL 2-446
2014 2LP Gatefold, 180gm, Non-Numbered Promo In Gatefold. Mastered On Mobile Fidelity’s World-Renowned Mastering System And Pressed At RTI. Critically Acclaimed In Hi-Fi News. "Bill Withers Live At Carnegie Hall" is a live album by American singer-songwriter Bill Withers, released on November 30, 1972. The album was recorded on October 6, 1972, at the famous Carnegie Hall in New York City. Withers had been a struggling musician for several years before he was signed to Sussex Records in 1971. His debut album, "Just As I Am," included the hit single "Ain't No Sunshine," which helped establish him as a rising star in the music industry. Withers followed up his debut album with "Still Bill," which included the hit singles "Use Me" and "Lean On Me." Withers' performance at Carnegie Hall in 1972 showcased his soulful voice and powerful songwriting abilities. The album includes live versions of many of his most popular songs, including "Ain't No Sunshine," "Use Me," and "Lean On Me," as well as lesser-known tracks like "Hope She'll Be Happier" and "Harlem." "Bill Withers Live At Carnegie Hall" was a critical and commercial success, earning Withers a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song for "Ain't No Sunshine" and helping solidify his place in the pantheon of great soul music artists. The album is now considered a classic of the genre and a must-have for fans of Withers and soul music in general. more
Bill Withers Live At Carnegie Hall
Audiophile - New - MFSL 2-446
Sealed 2014 2lp Gatefold, 180gm, Non-numbered Promo In Gatefold. Mastered On Mobile Fidelity’s World-renowned Mastering System And Pressed At Rti. Critically Acclaimed In Hi-fi News. "Bill Withers Live At Carnegie Hall" Is A Live Album By American Singer-songwriter Bill Withers, Released On November 30, 1972. The Album Was Recorded On October 6, 1972, At The Famous Carnegie Hall In New York City. Withers Had Been A Struggling Musician For Several Years Before He Was Signed To Sussex Records In 1971. His Debut Album, "Just As I Am," Included The Hit Single "Ain't No Sunshine," Which Helped Establish Him As A Rising Star In The Music Industry. Withers Followed Up His Debut Album With "Still Bill," Which Included The Hit Singles "Use Me" And "Lean On Me." Withers' Performance At Carnegie Hall In 1972 Showcased His Soulful Voice And Powerful Songwriting Abilities. The Album Includes Live Versions Of Many Of His Most Popular Songs, Including "Ain't No Sunshine," "Use Me," And "Lean On Me," As Well As Lesser-known Tracks Like "Hope She'll Be Happier" And "Harlem." "Bill Withers Live At Carnegie Hall" Was A Critical And Commercial Success, Earning Withers A Grammy Award For Best R&b Song For "Ain't No Sunshine" And Helping Solidify His Place In The Pantheon Of Great Soul Music Artists. The Album Is Now Considered A Classic Of The Genre And A Must-have For Fans Of Withers And Soul Music In General. more
Bill Withers' Greatest Hits
Audiophile - New - MFSL 1-445
Sealed, Special Numbered Audiophile Remastered Edition From Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs, First Reissued In 2016. A Stellar Compilation From One Of The Finest Proponents Of Soul Music, Not A Bad Track To Be Had. more
Greatest Hits
New - LP - FC 37199
Sealed 1981 Hits Compilation With Custom Hype Sticker On Shrink. Features "Just The Two Of Us" And "Soul Shadows" Plus 8 Others. more
Greatest Hits
New - LP - P 756987
Sealed, Out Of Print, Limited Edition Reissue Pressed On 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl. more
Just As I Am
Used - LP - SKBS 7006
1971 Original In Shrink Wrap. Features "Ain't No Sunshine." more
Just As I Am
Audiophile - LP - SXBS 7006
Sealed 180gm HQ Reissue. more
Just As I Am
Audiophile - New - SXBS 7006
Sealed 180gm HQ Reissue. Originally Reissued By Speakers Corner In 2007. The Updated Hype Sticker Suggests A Newer Repress. more
Just As I Am
Audiophile - New - SXBS 7006
"Just As I Am" Is An Emotionally Charged Debut Album By The Soulful Singer-songwriter Bill Withers. Released In 1971, The Album Features Ten Tracks That Showcase Withers' Unique Blend Of Gospel, Blues, And Soul. The Album's Title Track Is A Standout, With Its Haunting Piano Intro Leading Into Withers' Powerful Vocals Delivering Lyrics Of Self-acceptance And Resilience. The Album's Other Highlights Include "Ain't No Sunshine," A Melancholic Ballad That Explores Love And Loss, And "Grandma's Hands," A Nostalgic Tribute To Withers' Grandmother. Withers' Distinctive Baritone Voice And Honest Songwriting Make "Just As I Am" A Timeless Classic That Resonates With Listeners From All Walks Of Life. The Album's Themes Of Acceptance, Love, And Hope Still Hold Relevance Today, Making It A Must-have For Any Soul Music Fan's Collection. Withers' Debut Album Is A Testament To His Talent As A Musician And Songwriter, And It Remains A Beloved Classic In The World Of Soul Music. more
Just As I Am
New Import - MOVLP378
Sealed, latest run of the 2012 180gm remastered reissue from Music On Vinyl. Barcode on back of resealable outer sleeve. "Just As I Am" Is An Emotionally Charged Debut Album By The Soulful Singer-songwriter Bill Withers. Released In 1971, The Album Features Ten Tracks That Showcase Withers' Unique Blend Of Gospel, Blues, And Soul. The Album's Title Track Is A Standout, With Its Haunting Piano Intro Leading Into Withers' Powerful Vocals Delivering Lyrics Of Self-acceptance And Resilience. The Album's Other Highlights Include "Ain't No Sunshine," A Melancholic Ballad That Explores Love And Loss, And "Grandma's Hands," A Nostalgic Tribute To Withers' Grandmother. Withers' Distinctive Baritone Voice And Honest Songwriting Make "Just As I Am" A Timeless Classic That Resonates With Listeners From All Walks Of Life. The Album's Themes Of Acceptance, Love, And Hope Still Hold Relevance Today, Making It A Must-have For Any Soul Music Fan's Collection. Withers' Debut Album Is A Testament To His Talent As A Musician And Songwriter, And It Remains A Beloved Classic In The World Of Soul Music. more
Just As I Am
Audiophile - New - SXBS 7006
Sealed 180gm HQ Reissue. Originally Reissued By Speakers Corner In 2007. The Updated Hype Sticker Suggests A Newer Repress. more
Just As I Am
Audiophile - New - SXBS 7006
Sealed Latest Run Of The 2007 180gm HQ Reissue. "Though Low-key By The Standards Of Early-'70s Soul, Withers' Debut Record Is By Most Measures An Astonishing Maiden Outing. Perhaps Being At A Relatively Advanced Age For A Singer/songwriter Doing His First Album (Withers Was In His Early Thirties By The Time It Was Released) Helped Give The Songs A Maturity And Weight Lacking In Most Initial Efforts. Withers Immediately Carved A Distinct Niche For Himself Within Soul Music By Integrating Folkier, More Introspective Elements Than What Was Being Heard Almost Anywhere Else Within The Style. While Gentle Orchestration And Jazz-funk Rhythms Could Often Be Heard, He Didn't Forsake Some Down-home Blues And Gospel Influences, Which Really Came To The Forefront On Songs Like "Grandma's Hands." The Lilting, Melancholy "Ain't No Sunshine" Was The Deserved Smash Hit From The Record, But There Were A Bunch Of Fine Effervescently Grooving Songs On The Rest Of The Album That Remain Unjustly Familiar To The General Audience, Like "Harlem," "Sweet Wanomi," "Moanin' And Groanin'," And "Better Off Dead." All The Material Was Original Save Covers Of Fred Neil's "Everybody's Talkin'" And The Beatles' "Let It Be," Both Of Which Withers Made Over Into His Own Memorable Acoustic-based Soul Style." AMG Review by Richie Unterberger. more
Making Music
Used - LP - X 698
Beautiful 1975 White Label Promo With 8x10 Glossy Photo And Press Kit. CC. more
Making Music
Used - LP - PC 33704
Beautiful 1975 White Label Promo With Custom Inner & Insert. Timing Strip On Front Jacket, Cut Corner. more
Menagerie
New - LP - PC 34903
Sealed 1977 Second Issue. Includes The Classic "Lovely Day." more
Menagerie
New - LP - JC 34903
Sealed 1977 Original With Custom Hype Sticker On Shrink. more
Menagerie
Used - LP - JC 34903
1977 Original. Another Great Album By Bill And Not Easy To Find In This Condition. Contains The Hit "Lovely Day". more
Naked & Warm
Used - LP - PC 34327
1976 Original, Custom Inner sleeve. more
Still Bill
New - LP - SXBS 7014
Sealed 1972 Fold-Open Cover Original. Includes The All-Time Classics "Who Is He And What Is He To You," "Use Me" And "Lean On Me." more
Still Bill
New - LP - 86 136 IT
Sealed 1972 German Original. more
Still BIll
New - LP - SXBS 7014
Sealed 1972 Original With Fold-Open Gimmick Cover. Custom Song Hype Sticker On The Shrink Wrap. Crisp Corners. Includes The All-Time Classics "Who Is He And What Is He To You," "Use Me" And "Lean On Me." more
Still BIll
Used - LP - SXBS 7014
1972 Fold-Open Gimmick Cover Original. Includes The All-Time Classics "Who Is He And What Is He To You," "Use Me" And "Lean On Me." All Four Corners Have Light Rubbing. LP Appears Glossy, Unplayed. more
Still Bill
New - LP - SXBS 7014
Sealed Reissue Of The 1972 Original. Includes The All-Time Classics "Who Is He And What Is He To You," "Use Me" And "Lean On Me." This Reissue Was Released Without A Fold-Out Cover. more
Still Bill
New Import - MOVLP379
Sealed 180gm Audiophile Reissue From Music On Vinyl. "Bill Withers Came Into His Own On His Third Album, Still Bill. Released In 1972, The Record Is A Remarkable Summation Of A Number Of Contemporary Styles: The Smooth Soul Coming Out Of Philly, Smoky, Late-night Funk Via Bobby Womack, Bluesy Southern Soul, And '70s Singer/songwriterism. It's Rich, Subtly Layered Music, But Its Best Attribute Is That It Comes On Easy, Never Sounding Labored Or Overworked. 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." That's The Genius Behind Withers' Music: It's Warm And Easily Accessible, But It Has A Depth And Complexity That Reveals Itself Over Numerous Plays -- And, Given The Sound And Feel Of The Music, From The Lush Arrangements To His Comforting Voice, It's Easy To Want To Play This Again And Again. Then There's The Quality Of The Songwriting, Which Is As Assured On The Grooving "Lonely Town, Lonely Street" As It Is On The Suspicious, Paranoid "Who Is He (And What Is He To You)?" Or "Use Me," Where He Happily Submits To Being Used By His Object Of Affection. This High Level Of Songwriting Is Sustained Throughout The Record, Making This The Greatest Testament To His Considerable Gifts." AMG Review By Stephen Thomas Erlewine. more
Still Bill
Audiophile - New - MFSL 1-525
Sealed 2023 180gm Numbered, Limited Edition Remastered Reissue From Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. "Bill Withers Came Into His Own On His Third Album, Still Bill. Released In 1972, The Record Is A Remarkable Summation Of A Number Of Contemporary Styles: The Smooth Soul Coming Out Of Philly, Smoky, Late-night Funk Via Bobby Womack, Bluesy Southern Soul, And '70s Singer/songwriterism. It's Rich, Subtly Layered Music, But Its Best Attribute Is That It Comes On Easy, Never Sounding Labored Or Overworked. 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." That's The Genius Behind Withers' Music: It's Warm And Easily Accessible, But It Has A Depth And Complexity That Reveals Itself Over Numerous Plays -- And, Given The Sound And Feel Of The Music, From The Lush Arrangements To His Comforting Voice, It's Easy To Want To Play This Again And Again. Then There's The Quality Of The Songwriting, Which Is As Assured On The Grooving "Lonely Town, Lonely Street" As It Is On The Suspicious, Paranoid "Who Is He (And What Is He To You)?" Or "Use Me," Where He Happily Submits To Being Used By His Object Of Affection. This High Level Of Songwriting Is Sustained Throughout The Record, Making This The Greatest Testament To His Considerable Gifts." AMG Review By Stephen Thomas Erlewine. more
Watching You Watching Me
New - LP - FC 39887
Sealed 1985 Original. First Sealed Copy We Have Had In Stock In Eight Years. more
Watching You Watching Me
New - LP - FC 39887
Sealed 1985 Original With Custom Hype Sticker On The Shrink Wrap. First Sealed Copy We Have Had In Stock In Eight Years. more

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