- Bill Withers’ The Complete Sussex and Columbia Masters Box Set out now!
- R. Kelly’s “Feelin’ Single” samples “Lovely Day”
- Keri Hilson’s “Pretty Girl Rock” samples “Just The Two Of Us”
- “Lovely Day” highlighted in the Oscar nominated film 127 Hours and I Don’t Know How She Does It
- Flash Mob sings “Lovely Day” for wedding proposal on train
Bill Withers’ The Complete Sussex and Columbia Masters Box Set
“BILL WRITES A NEW ESSAY FOR THE SET, WHICH FEATURES 9 ALBUMS, INCLUDING NEARLY TWO DOZEN POP AND R&B SINGLES CHART TITLES: “AIN’T NO SUNSHINE,” “GRANDMA’S HANDS,” “LEAN ON ME,” “USE ME,” “KISSING MY LOVE,” “MAKE LOVE TO YOUR MIND,” “LOVELY DAY,” “LOVELY NIGHT FOR DANCING,” AND MORE
- Now available everywhere!!!
Complex and deeply-rooted emotional and sentimental forces are at the heart of one of our greatest living American popular songwriters, forces which course through the 91 tracks on BILL WITHERS – THE COMPLETE SUSSEX AND COLUMBIA MASTERS. The box set, containing all nine albums that Withers recorded from 1971 to 1985, will be available at the PopMarket.com website – www.PopMarket.com – as well as all general retail on October 30th through Columbia/Legacy, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.” Continue Reading →
bbc news – a ‘flash mob’ wedding proposal is worldwide online hit
“Passengers on Tuesday’s 19.57 London Overground service to Watford Junction had their commute interrupted by a choir singing Bill Withers’ Lovely Day.”Continue Reading →
Bill Withers’ Desperation Gets Loud in new documentary
By J. Hayes
New American Music Examiner | October 16, 2009 9:54 PM
“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation,” muses music legend Bill Withers in the new documentary Still Bill. “I would like to know how it feels for my desperation to get louder.”
The 70 year old master songwriter can casually quote Thoreau and sound like a complete rock star in the same breath. The documentary, whose name is taken from the title of the subject’s classic 1972 sophmore album, chronicles an amazing artist at a turning point in his life and creativity. Filmmakers Damani Baker and Alex Vlack gained access to the life of the unlikely superstar who turned his back on the music industry in 1985. Together, they have created a touching and empowering portrait of a man most know little about, but whose music has been a part of all our lives.
Withers’ honest lyrics and hummable melodies are easily as fundamental to American music (and by extension popular music of the world) as that of The Beatles or Bob Dylan, with a deep soulfulness that reaches the listeners heart in a way unmatched by either.