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  • Bill Withers' Greatest Hits Bill Withers' Greatest Hits Quick View

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    Bill Withers' Greatest Hits

    Bill Withers Bill Withers' Greatest Hits on Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Bill Withers' Smooth Soul Voice, Mellow Grooves, and Gospel Accents Inform Beloved Work: Booker T. Jones, Al Jackson, and Stephen Stills Among Guest Instrumentalists on Greatest Hits


    Essential Bill Withers' Greatest Hits Compilation Includes Ubiquitous Classics Such as Ain't No Sunshine, Lean on Me, Lovely Day, Use Me, and Grandma's Hands


    Mobile Fidelity 180g LP Pressed at RTI: Roots R&B Has Never Sounded Better on Any Format


    Bill Withers created mellow, downhome-style soul for barely more than a decade before retreating from the industry to pursue craftsman interests. Yet over the course of the handful of albums he made for Sussex and CBS, the Appalachian native struck lasting emotional chords in legends ranging from Booker T. Jones to Stephen Stills - not to mention the millions of listeners that fell under the spell of now-standard tracks such as Lean on Me, Use Me, and Ain't No Sunshine. The antithesis of the sweaty R&B shouter that prowled the edge of stages, Withers dealt in calm and vulnerability, qualities that come to fore on the seminal Bill Withers' Greatest Hits.


    Pressed on 180g LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's vinyl reissue of the 1981 compilation provides a transparent view of Withers' relaxing timbre and the subtle grooves underlining his arrangements. Characteristics ranging from the tension of the guitars, funky bends of the bass, whisper-soft coo of the formal strings, airiness of the backing harmonies, and sharpness of the snare drum emerge with utmost clarity and lifelike presence. Always prized for its naked honesty and pure conviction, Withers' music positively caresses the senses on this LP, the unadulterated production and beautiful soundscapes revealed anew with each listen.


    Incredibly, Withers almost never got a shot at recording. After receiving a deal from Sussex while laboring as a toilet-seat manufacturer, he landed in the care of Stax bandleader Booker T. Jones, who gathered most of his fellow MG members - along with Stills and Jim Keltner - to assist in Withers' debut. Two takes from those sessions, the Grammy-winning Ain't No Sunshine and devotional Grandma's Hands, are included here, and showcase the vocalist's incredible breath control, folksy drawl, and restrained phrasing. They also indicate his penchant for converting biographical experience into eminently catchy combinations of pop, gospel, blues, and soul.


    Evidence of Withers' crossover appeal is found not only via his chart successes on both the pop and R&B charts, but in the DNA of his best work. There's not one forgettable moment on Greatest Hits. Covered by the likes of Fiona Apple, Mick Jagger, Isaac Hayes, Alicia Keys, and dozens more, Use Me rides a riveting clarinet riff and urban tempo to express the double-edged feelings associated with an edgy relationship. On the loping Who Is He (And What Is He to You?), Withers again splits the bitter and sweet. For the Latin-tinged Lovely Day, Withers holds a single note for 18 seconds and composed a song that's been sampled and rerecorded countless times by artists spanning Diana Ross to R. Kelly. And with Lean on Me, the West Virginian devised a masterpiece that's been for more than four decades part of the classic American songbook, an updated hymn carried to immortality by members of the Charles Wright & 103rd Street Rhythm Band.


    A veritable template for British soul contemporaries like Sam Smith and an extension of the timeless fare explored by Van Morrison, Curtis Mayfield, and Al Green, Bill Withers' Greatest Hits belongs in every music lover's library.


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    1. Just the Two of Us

    2. Use Me

    3. Ain't No Sunshine

    4. Lovely Day

    5. I Want to Spend the Night

    6. Soul Shadows

    7. Lean on Me

    8. Grandma's Hands

    9. Hello Like Before

    10. Who Is He (And What Is He to You)?
    Bill Withers
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    Live At Carnegie Hall

    Stupendous 1973 Concert Set Ranks Alongside James Brown's Live At The Apollo And B.B. King's Live At The Regal


    Easygoing Portrait Of Down-home Soul Singer Coming Into His Own And Establishing An Indelible Bond Between Performer And Audience


    Mastered From The Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity Takes You Inside The Famed Venue And Lets You Be A Part Of The Event


    On par with the most treasured concert albums of the 60s and 70s, Bill Withers' transformative Live at Carnegie Hall< is a forgotten classic--an easygoing portrait of a down-home soul artist coming into his own in front of an audience eager to share every moment of his brilliance. Soothing with subtlety, charming with calmness, and healing with a vocal timbre as relaxing as his grooves, Withers uses the stage to expand the range of favorites and engage in dialog with the crowd. Distinguished with sonics that restore the performances' balance and improve the soundstaging, this reissue takes you inside the venue.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g 2LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 2LP set of this extraordinary 1973 record provides a transparent view of Withers' relaxing timbre and the subtle grooves underlining his arrangements. Characteristics ranging from the tension of the guitars, funky bends of the bass, whisper-soft coo of the formal strings, airiness of the backing harmonies, and sharpness of the snare drum emerge with utmost clarity and lifelike presence.


    Moreover, aspects that really make this concert document unique--the energetic crowd, Withers and his band's willingness to extend arrangements, and the undeniable communicative bond between the performer and his fans--are brought into fuller relief. While most live albums give you the sense of what transpired, Mobile Fidelity's reissue allows it to seem that what you're hearing and sensing is happening right now, in the moment. You are as much a participant as listener. For this reason and more, Live at Carnegie Hall ranks with James Brown's Live at the Apollo and B.B. King's Live at the Regal. No small claims, but the proof is in the grooves.


    The antithesis of the sweaty R&B shouter that prowls the edge of stages, Withers deals in mellowness and vulnerability, qualities that come to fore. The songs here span soul, blues, and folk and often times, contain elements of all three styles. Live at Carnegie Hall also deals with serious subject matter with unflinching honesty and simple directness. Companionship, poverty, war, maturity, family, and love all crop up within Withers' tunes, yet the messages are never overly cumbersome or preachy. Credit goes to his easygoing style and relatable lyrics, not to mention a tight-as-a-vice band that on this night is simply on.


    One more time? Withers asks in response to a request for another stanza during Use Me, and like the snap of fingers, his musicians are right back on cue, the crowd clapping along on every beat. This classic, as well as the instantly familiar Ain't No Sunshine, poignant Grandma's Hands, and all-time favorite Lean On Me are delivered with utmost soulfulness, passion, and electricity. Few, if any, live albums demonstrate such a bond between the crowd and artist as Live at Carnegie Hall. You'll definitely want to be there. Mobile Fidelity makes it happen.


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    1. Use Me
    2. Friend of Mine
    3. Ain't No Sunshine
    4. Grandma's Hands
    5. World Keeps Going Around
    6. Let Me In Your Life
    7. Better Off Dead
    8. For My Friend
    9. I Can't Write Left Handed
    10. Lean on Me
    11. Lonely Town, Lonely Street
    12. Hope She'll Be Happier
    13. Let Us Love
    14. Harlem/Cold Baloney
    Bill Withers
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    Menagerie

    Bill Withers has been making a comeback since the release of the documentary Still Bill, but there are many who would argue that, although he hasn't recorded an album since 1985, he never really left. His musical legacy has found a place in our hearts and settled into our subconscious, none more so than Menagerie's opening track "Lovely Day". Every song as smooth as the next, this upbeat album is perfect for the summer to come. There's a relaxed vibe running through every note - even in the more up-tempo songs - and a consistency here that shows Bill at his best. Now's the perfect time to add this certified gold record that hasn't been reissued on vinyl since 1978 to your ever-growing Bill Withers collection!
    1. Lovely Day
    2. I Want To Spend The Night
    3. Lovely Night For Dancing
    4. Then You Smile At Me
    5. She Wants To (Get On Down)
    6. It Ain't Because Of Me Baby
    7. Tender Things
    8. Wintertime
    9. Let Me Be The One You Need
    Bill Withers
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    Amos Lee

    Amos Lee is the self-titled debut album by American singer-songwriter Amos Lee, released by Blue Note Records in 2005. The album is produced by Lee Alexander, the bassist in Norah Jones' band. Norah Jones herself plays the piano on 2 tracks; Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight and Colors.


    The songs on the album incorporate themes of folk, soul, gospel and jazz. His style is a mix of Bill Withers, Arthur Lee, and James Taylor. Amos has recently toured with Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Adele, Dave Matthews and many others.

    1. Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight
    2. Seen It All Before
    3. Arms Of A Woman
    4. Give It Up
    5. Dreamin'
    6. Soul Suckers
    7. Colors
    8. Bottom Of The Barrel
    9. Black River
    10. Lies Of A Lonely Friend
    11. All My Friends
    Amos Lee
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    Just As I Am (Speakers Corner)

    Just As I Am - anyone who sets off on a late career can already have earned himself quite a reputation, although in the case of Bill Withers it had had nothing to do with music at this stage. Withers served for many years with the US Navy, had a job as a milkman, and installed toilets in jets for American aeroplane construction companies; all the while he bombarded record companies with self-produced demo tapes which landed in the dustbin. In 1971 came his breakthrough when the successful producer Booker T. Jones hauled him on board and sent him into the recording studio with guitarist Stephen Stills, drummer Al Jackson and bass player Donald 'Duck' Dunn.



    In his debut album Withers demonstrates his universal, mature competence as a singer, composer and performer, which was hardly surpassed in his later recordings. Harlem, an unadorned milieu-funk number about the New York slums, Grandma's Hands, with its obligatory retrospect of his childhood, and the sentimental ballad Ain't No Sunshine with its prayer-wheel-like »I know, I know ...«, repeated over and over again on the offbeat, are the musical credo of a experienced artist in his mid-thirties who at last is given a hearing. There's simply no alternative to this recording by the great songwriter with the small repertoire.



    Musicians:



    • Bill Withers (vocal, guitar)

    • Booker T. Jones (arranger, organ, guitar)

    • Steven Stills (guitar)

    • Donald Duck Dunn, Chris Ethridge (bass)

    • Al Jackson, Jim Keltner (drums)

    • Bobbie Hall Porter (percussion)




    Recording: 1971 at Sunset Sound Recorders by Bill Lazerus and at Wally Heider Recording Studio by Bill Halverson, both Hollywood, Ca.

    Production: Booker T. Jones





    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Harlem
    2. Ain't No Sunshine

    3. Grandma's Hands
    4. Sweet Wanomi
    5. Everybody's Talkin'
    6. Do It Good
    7. Hope She'll Be Happier
    8. Let It Be
    9. I'm Her Daddy
    10. In My Heart
    11. Moanin' And Groanin'
    12. Better Off Dead
    Bill Withers
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  • Bill Withers Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress) Bill Withers Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Bill Withers Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress)

    1. Just the Two of Us

    2. Use Me

    3. Ain't No Sunshine

    4. Lovely Day

    5. I Want to Spend the Night

    6. Soul Shadows

    7. Lean on Me

    8. Grandma's Hands

    9. Hello Like Before

    10. Who Is He (And What Is He to You)?
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    Just As I Am

    In a career laden with highlights and hallmarks in the annals of soul history, 'Just As I Am' is rather overlooked as one of the best soul debuts ever issued. Beautifully remastered, 'Just as I Am' is presented to a new generation of listeners who may have missed out the first time.


    With this remastering comes an intimacy, warmth, and immediacy to the recordings that was only hinted at with previous versions; it's almost as if Withers is in a living room singing to a small group of people, rather than making a record.

    Of course, the instantly recognizable anthem Ain't No Sunshine gets all of the acclaim it so richly deserves, but also in tracks like Harlem, Grandma's Hands and Better Off Dead you can hear the intensity and maturity of Bill's performances.
    Even when he's doing covers, Withers makes them sound as if they are his own compositions.


    Give this classic record a spin, and get ready to be submersed in the Soul of one of the true masters of the genre!

    1. Harlem
    2. Ain't No Sunshine

    3. Grandma's Hands
    4. Sweet Wanomi
    5. Everybody's Talkin'
    6. Do It Good
    7. Hope She'll Be Happier
    8. Let It Be
    9. I'm Her Daddy
    10. In My Heart
    11. Moanin' And Groanin'
    12. Better Off Dead
    Bill Withers
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    Home Again

    Few records make such an instant impression as Home Again, the debut album by Michael Kiwanuka, winner of the prestigious BBC Sound of 2012 prize. Immersing the listener in a sound that is both modern and at the same time as familiar as the classics, it manages to strike the balance between being contemporary and somehow utterly timeless. For Kiwanuka, key musical touchstones include Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Shuggie Otis, Roberta Flack's First Take, Bill Withers' Live At Carnegie Hall and D'Angelo's modern soul landmark Voodoo.


    Born in Muswell Hill to Ugandan ÉmigrÉ parents, Kiwanuka was brought up in a home from which music was largely absent, with his first introduction to rock (Nirvana, Radiohead) arriving at the same time as he began to hang with the skater kids in the north London suburb during his early teenage years. Later coming across a soul compilation album given away with a music monthly, he was enthralled by the sound of Otis Redding's studio talkback discussions with his engineer while recording an outtake version of (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay. From this point on, he resolved to make music that sounded raw and authentic.


    Though deeply into soul and jazz, he found real inspiration in the cross-pollination of the two styles with folk in the music of Bill Withers. "Bill Withers was very rootsy and earthy," he points out, "but people branded him as a soul singer. To me, he was a folk artist. So that encouraged me to keep going, 'cause I didn't know where I would fit in as a black guy with an acoustic guitar."


    While performing on the acoustic circuit around London, Kiwanuka quickly attracted interest and made connections, not least with his current manager who in turn garnered the attention of Communion Records, the label that in 2011 released the singer's first two acclaimed EPs, Tell Me A Tale and I'm Getting Ready. Both of these EPs, as with Home Again, were produced by Paul Butler (The Bees) in his vintage equipment-stuffed basement studio at his house in Ventnor on the Isle Of Wight. Together the pair played almost every instrument to be heard on the album, with Butler's remarkably intimate, detailed productions adorned with everything from flute to brass to sitar to aching strings, perfectly matching Kiwanuka's visions for his songs.


    "The way we made the record was very modern," the singer points out. "There was loads of editing. We manipulated it to get exactly what we wanted." From the opening bars of the stirring Tell Me A Tale, it is instantly clear that Home Again is a very special album. While its more upbeat characteristics are embodied in the Prince Buster-like loping of the lovelorn but irresistibly catchy Bones and the rolling soul groove of I'll Get Along, elsewhere it proves itself to be a record of real stripped-down beauty.


    In I Won't Lie, with its gospel-infused echoes of The Staples Singers, Kiwanuka offers something akin to a modern spiritual, while in Rest he turns in a tender love lullaby and in Always Waiting, he blends classical elements with the confessional intimacy of Roberta Flack. It is with the title track of Home Again, however, that Michael Kiwanuka feels the record's sounds and themes are ultimately encapsulated. "That's the song that really for me ties everything together," he says. "It's one of the earliest songs I wrote for the album and even though I progressed and changed stuff in the studio, it was the one I could never throw away. Like a lot of them, it's a hopeful song. I use home as the metaphor for contentment and peace within."


    Other parts of the record, on the other hand, find Kiwanuka struggling for peace of mind and using his songs as a form of self-empowerment, not least in the soulful I'm Getting Ready, the darker, unburdening Any Day Will Do Fine and the self-explanatory Worry Walks Beside Me. "It can really paralyze you, if you worry too much," the singer admits. "I do tend to overthink things. All of these songs are me talking to myself, really. Trying to encourage myself to believe."

    1. Tell Me A Tale
    2. Rest
    3. I'll Get Along
    4. Home Again
    5. I'm Getting Ready
    6. Bones
    7. Always Waiting
    8. I Won't Be Long
    9. Any Day Will Do Fine
    10. Worry Walks Beside Me
    11. Lasan
    Michael Kiwanuka
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  • Still Bill (Awaiting Repress) Still Bill (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Still Bill (Awaiting Repress)

    Still Bill is the second studio album from Bill Withers, originally released in 1972 and featuring the mega-hit "Lean On Me" (the first track ever to reach #1 on the Soul chart and the Billboard Hot 100). Featuring members of the Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band, Still Bill also features the funky classic, "Use Me", amongst a handful of other powerful songwriting and performance efforts. Possibly Withers' finest album from start to finish, it's reissued here on 180 gram vinyl in a deluxe reproduction of the original sleeve.
    1. Lonely Town, Lonely Street
    2. Let Me In Your Life
    3. Who Is He (And What Is He To You)?
    4. Use Me
    5. Lean On Me
    6. Kissing My Love
    7. I Don't Know
    8. Another Day To Run
    9. I Don't Want You On My Mind
    10. Take It All In And Check It All Out
    Bill Withers
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    Live At Carnegie Hall

    Reissued for the First Time Since 1975 on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Bill Withers' 'Live At Carnegie Hall' was recorded almost 40 years ago on a rainy Friday evening, but it is still regarded as one of the best live performances in the history of Soul music.


    With beautiful renditions of his classics 'Ain't No Sunshine', 'Use Me', 'Grandma's Hands' and of course his biggest hit 'Lean On Me', this shouldn't come as a surprise. Withers' brand of melancholy Soul plucks at your heartstrings and creates a wistful yearning, but it is still one of the most uplifting pieces of music you will ever find.

    LP 1
    1. Use Me
    2. Friend Of Mine
    3. Ain't No Sunshine
    4. Grandma's Hands
    5. World Keeps Going Around
    6. Let Me In Your Life
    7. Better Off Dead
    8. For My Friend


    LP 2
    1. I Can't Write Left-Handed
    2. Lean On Me
    3. Lonely Town, Lonely Street
    4. Hope She'll Be Happier
    5. Let Us Love
    6. Medley: Harlem/Cold Baloney

    Bill Withers
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  • Think (About It) Think (About It) Quick View

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    Think (About It)

    Bundled With A 22"x 22" Poster Of The Cover Art & Bonus 7"


    James Brown had several incredibly talented "funky divas" in his late '60s and early '70s stable, including Vicki Anderson and Marva Whitney. But as great as those two powerhouse singers were, Lyn Collins was the strongest hit maker of that funky JB era.


    Her strong voice and commanding stage presence - which earned her the nicknames "The Female Preacher" and "Mama Feelgood" - quickly proved to be a potent addition to the People Records universe. In the spring of 1972 her second single, the driving and ridiculously funky "Think (About It)" hit the R & B music world like a ton of bricks. As fans young and old know, thanks to its
    timeless, relentless groove and powerful vocals, "Think" gained a powerful second life in the 1980s thanks to the hip-hop generation, fueling the platinum
    smash "It Takes Two," by Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock in 1988 and additionally sampled by dozens of hip-hop and dance music artists up to the present day.


    But Collins was far from a One Hit Wonder: she was as vocally adept on ballads as she was with full-blown funk. She proves this throughout her debut album, which was released in 1972 on James Brown's new People Records label - the imprint's second full-length release. To wit, aside from the title smash: a powerful and emotional cover of Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine"; the socially progressive "Women's Lib"; the Gamble & Huff-penned "Never Gonna Give You Up" (originally done by Jerry Butler); and even a daring, muscular take on the song "Fly Me To The Moon," made famous by, among others, Frank Sinatra.


    All throughout Think (About It), Collins shows that she was a vocal force to be reckoned with. Backed by a James Brown-assembled musical crew that included Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley and, of course, James Brown himself, the platter was bound to impress and succeed. And that it did. Included in this special Get On Down deluxe package is a 22" x 22" poster of the album cover, and a bonus 7-inch of Collins' 1973 People single, "We Want To Parrty, Parrty, Parrty" with the B Side "You Can't Beat Two People In Love" which is unavailable on any Lyn Collins full-length.

    1. Think (About It)
    2. Just Won't Do Right
    3. Wheels Of Life
    4. Ain't No Sunshine
    5. Things Got To Get Better
    6. Never Gonna Give You Up
    7. Reach Out For Me
    8. Women's Lib
    9. Fly Me To The Moon


    Bonus 7"
    A-SIDE - We Want To Parrty, Parrty, Parrty
    B-SIDE - You Can't Beat Two People In Love

    Lyn Collins
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    Just As I Am

    Just As I Am is the 1971 debut of soul legend, Bill Withers. Produced by Booker T. Jones, and featuring backing from L.A. stalwarts Jim Keltner, Chris Ethridge, and Stephen Stills, Just As I Am features the outright, stone cold, classic "Ain't No Sunshine" along with other, lesser known, but equally powerful tracks such as "Grandma's Hands" and "Better Off Dead". A very, very, heavy and powerful debut from one of soul music's greatest songwriters; reissued here on 180 gram vinyl in a deluxe tip-on jacket.
    1. Harlem
    2. Ain't No Sunshine

    3. Grandma's Hands
    4. Sweet Wanomi
    5. Everybody's Talkin'
    6. Do It Good
    7. Hope She'll Be Happier
    8. Let It Be
    9. I'm Her Daddy
    10. In My Heart
    11. Moanin' And Groanin'
    12. Better Off Dead
    Bill Withers
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    Get Lifted

    Printed Innersleeves


    John Legend rose to fame in the mid noughties, after making a name for himself as guest musician for Lauryn Hill, Slum Village and Kanye West among others. When Kanye started his own label G.O.O.D. (Getting Out Our Dreams), Get Lifted would be the first release to see the light.


    Resembling a style made popular in the '70s by Sly & The Family Stone, Curtis Mayfield, Quincy Jones and Bill Withers, Legend knows his chops and delivers an all-time classic R&B album ready for the new millennium.


    Original vinyl copies of Get Lifted fetch top dollar, which makes a reissue of this title more than welcome for Soul and Hip Hop fans.

    LP1
    1. Prelude
    2. Let's Get Lifted
    3. Used To Love U Alright
    4. She Don't Have To Know
    5. Number One (featuring Kanye West)
    6. I Can Change (featuring Snoop Dogg)


    LP2
    1. Ordinary People Stay With You
    2. Let's Get Lifted Again
    3. So High
    4. Refuge (When It's Cold Outside)
    5. It Don't Have To Change (featuring The Stephens Family)
    6. Live It Up (featuring Miri Ben-Ari)

    John Legend
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    Givin' It Back

    Givin' It Back is the ninth album released by The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint in 1971. After years of having white Rock acts covering their most famed material, particularly, Shout and Twist And Shout, the Isleys decided to do the same to music made famous by white artists such as Stephen Stills, Eric Burdon and Neil Young.


    Among the songs they covered were Spill The Wine, Love The One You're With, the social commentary medley of Ohio and Machine Gun (from Jimi Hendrix), Fire And Rain by James Taylor and Bob Dylan's Lay Lady Lay. The Isleys' perseverance paid off when their covers of Love The One You're With, Lay Lady Lay and Spill The Wine became charted hits. Bill Withers plays guitar on the Isleys' version of his Cold Bologna.

    1. Ohio / Machine Gun
    2. Fire And Rain
    3. Lay Lady Lay
    4. Spill The Wine
    5. Nothing To Do But Today
    6. Cold Bologna
    7. Love The One You're With
    Isley Brothers
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    Still Bill

    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.


    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 probably his best record ever.

    1. Lonely Town, Lonely Street

    2. Let Me In Your Life

    3. Who Is He (And What Is He To You)?

    4. Use Me

    5. Lean On Me

    6. Kissing My Love

    7. I Don't Know

    8. Another Day To Run

    9. I Don't Want You On My Mind
    10. Take It All In And Check It All Out
    Bill Withers
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    To All The Girls...

    Decades of heartfelt performances and compositions in popular music have long solidified Willie's reputation as one of country's greatest romantics. To All The Girls... continues Nelson's musicial relationships with some of the most talented women in country, pop, and soul.


    Among the centerpieces of To All The Girls... is the emotional duet with Dolly Parton, From Here To The Moon and Back, a song Parton wrote for the 2012 motion picture Joyful Noise. Willie also tackles the Bill Withers' classic Grandma's Hands with Mavis Staples, duets with Sheryl Crow on The Great American Songbook selection Far Away Places, and brings a new shade to his self penned classic Always On My Mind with Carrie Underwood.


    Willie is also joined by familiar contemporaries including Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Norah Jones and Rosanne Cash. To All The Girls... reunites Willie with producer Buddy Cannon, who worked with Willie on his most recent successful releases, Heroes and Let's Face The Music And Dance.


    Having turned 80 years old in April, Willie Nelson has no intentions of riding off into the sunset. Since signing to Legacy Recordings, Nelson has been steadily recording an releasing albums with the same rough-and-ready spirit of his timeless recordsing for RCA and Columbia Records. Heroes was praised by Uncut for being as spirited as it is poignant. Of 2013's Let's Face The Music And Dance, Paste cheered for his strongest and most engaged performances in a decade.

    LP 1
    1. Dolly Parton - From Here To The Moon And Back
    2. Miranda Lambert - She Was No Good For Me
    3. Secret Sisters - It Won't Be Very Long
    4. Rosanne Cash - Please Don't Tell Me
    5. Sheryl Crow - Far Away Places
    6. Wynonna Judd - Bloody Mary Morning
    7. Carrie Underwood - Always On My Mind
    8. Loretta Lynn - Somewhere Between
    9. Alison Krauss - No Mas Amor
    10. Melonie Cannon - Back On Earth


    LP 2
    1. Mavis Staples - Grandma's Hands
    2. Norah Jones - Walkin'
    3. Shelby Lynne - Til The End Of The World
    4. Lily Meola - Will You Remember Mine
    5. Emmylou Harris - Dry Lightning
    6. Brandi Carlile - Making Believe
    7. Paula Nelson - Have You Ever Seen The Rain
    8. Tina Rose - After The Fire Is Gone

    Willie Nelson
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    Winelight

    Winelight (1980) is a Grammy Award winning album by revered Jazz musician Grover Washington Jr. It received the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance in 1982. The album also includes the Grammy Award winning hit Just the Two of Us sung by Bill Withers. The track In the Name of Love was also released in rearranged form.


    Washington really pushes himself on some of these selections. Winelight is, therefore, a memorable set of high-quality and danceable soul-jazz.

    1. Winelight
    2. Let It Flow ( "For Dr. J")
    3. In The Name Of Love
    4. Take Me There
    5. Just The Two Of Us
    6. Make Me A Memory (Sad Samba)
    Grover Washington, Jr
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    The Lights From The Chemical Plant

    Produced by Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings Of Leon),
    Robert Ellis' 2nd album, THE LIGHTS FROM THE CHEMICAL
    PLANT, continues his journey into folk music he began 3 years
    ago. The songs on the new record, which range from the majestic
    string-adorned title track to noir pop rock and somber confessionals,
    all show Ellis' growth and the various sides of this multidimensional
    songwriter. Ellis recently told Rolling Stone THE LIGHTS FROM THE CHEMICAL
    PLANT is "stylistically ambiguous," as he is
    inspired by a wide variety of artists. "On this record I was trying
    to channel everything from Paul Simon, Randy Newman and Bill
    Withers, to free jazz artists like Ornette Coleman," Ellis explained.
    1. TV Song
    2. Chemical Plant
    3. Good Intentions
    4. Steady As The Rising Sun
    5. Bottle Of Wine
    6. Still Crazy After All These Years
    7. Pride
    8. Only Lies
    9. Houston
    10. Sing Along
    11. Tour Song
    Robert Ellis
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    Texas Cannonball

    Released in 1972 as the second of Freddie King's three releases for Shelter Records, Leon Russell's Tulsa-based label. In fact, when Russell first formed Shelter, he reportedly did so partly to play out his vision of recording one of his favorites, Freddie King.


    King's output on Texas Cannonball includes brilliant covers of songs by Howlin' Wolf, Lowell Fulson, Leon Russell, Bill Withers and Elmore James.


    Backing artists include many musicians who played with Eric Clapton in the 1970s. Clapton has stated many times over that Freddie King was among his chief influences. Supporting musicians include Leon Russell on piano, Carl Radle and Donald Duck Dunn on bass, Jim Gordon, Chuck Blackwell and Al Jackson on drums, Don Preston on guitar and John Gallie on organ.


    Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis in February 1972.


    Texas Cannonball is among the first titles to be pressed at Acoustic Sounds' Quality Record Pressings.


    1. Lowdown In Lodi

    2. Reconsider Baby

    3. Big Legged Woman
    4. Me And My Guitar
    5. I'd Rather Be Blind
    6. Can't Trust Your Neighbor

    7. You Was Wrong
    8. How Many More Years

    9. Ain't No Sunshine
    10. The Sky Is Crying

    Freddy King
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    You Won't Believe It

    Formed in the early '50s under the watchful eye of
    Tuskegee, Alabama, transplant Charles Chambliss, the
    Sensational Saints were handpicked from a Cleveland
    clothing store, a pool room, and from a group of friends
    singing from a third story window. After years spent
    rotating members and issuing stray singles for assorted
    non-denominational imprints, the group connected
    with the vocally inclined Reverend Melvin Kenniebrew at
    the close of the '60s, making good on their "Sensational"
    boast. "With God in their hearts and singing on their
    minds," the Sensational Saints mounted their crown
    jewel in 1973 with "You Won't Believe It" (Try It You'll
    Like Us). Pressed in conservative quantities by local
    gospel magnate James Bullard on his King James label,
    the group's lone long-player perfectly encapsulates the
    intersection of funk and gospel as only the religious
    conversion of a Bill Wither's tune can do.
    1. I Feel The Spirit
    2. Get Some Business About Yourself
    3. That's All I Need
    4. How Great Thou Art
    5. I'm Glad He Knows My Heart
    6. The Fool
    7. Don't Let Me Fall
    8. I Know The Lord
    9. Don't Take My Sunshine
    Sensational Saints
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    Driving Towards The Daylight

    Recorded at Studio At The Palms in Las Vegas, NV, The Village Recorder in Los Angeles, CA and The Cave in Malibu, CA, Driving Towards The Daylight is a balanced back-to-basics album that highlights Bonamassa s signature style of roots blues with rock-and-roll guts, while honoring the traditions of the original blues musicians. To challenge Joe and move him out of his comfort zone, a unique group of musicians was gathered including Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford (guitar), Blondie Chaplan (guitar), Anton Fig (drums and percussion), Arlan Schierbaum (keyboard), Michael Rhodes (bass), Carmine Rojas (bass), Jeff Bova and The Bovaland Brass, Pat Thrall (guitar), and Brad s son Harrison Whitford (guitar).



    The album features five Bonamassa-penned originals including the bruising opener Dislocated Boy, the road warrior title track (and first single) Driving Towards The Daylight, I Got All You Need, Heavenly Soul, and Somewhere Trouble Don t Go. Other tracks include Bonamassa's versions of Tom Waits New Coat Of Paint, Lonely Town Lonely Street, by Bill Withers (Lean On Me, Ain't No Sunshine) and A Place In My Heart by Bernie Marsden of White Snake (Here I Go Again). On the album closer, Australian rock singer Jimmy Barnes sings lead vocals on his 1987 hit Too Much Ain't Enough Love.

    1. Dislocated Boy
    2. Stones in My Passway
    3. Driving Towards the Daylight
    4. Who S Been Talking
    5. I Got All You Need
    6. A Place in My Heart
    7. Lonely Town Lonely Street
    8. Heavenly Soul
    9. New Coat of Paint
    10. Somewhere Trouble Don't Go
    11. Too Much Ain't Enough Love
    Joe Bonamassa
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    More Revery

    A quiet tribute to some great songwriters, with a style that tips its hat to the original and then makes the song all its own.

    -AllMusic


    In the year 2000 - shortly after releasing what would become his most iconic album, I See A Darkness - Will Oldham aka Bonnie 'Prince' Billy retreated to his family's farmhouse with the majority that I See A Darkness lineup in tow to record a half dozen covers of some of Oldham's favorite songs. The track listing is, as expected, inspired and eclectic: John Phillips, PJ Harvey, Bill Withers, The Renderers, John Holt, and Tim McGraw. Bonny Billy's renditions are equally inspired and eclectic, ranging from slow-burning uneasiness to uncharacteristic jubilance.


    Originally released exclusively on limited edition CD in the pre-MP3 era, More Revery was gone before iTunes existed, and has not been available in any format since. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Temporary Residence Ltd., we are honored to reissue this essential piece of the Bonny Billy canon - now expanded to include rare live versions of the entire album!

    1. Someone's Sleeping
    2. Sweeter Than Anything
    3. Same Love That Made Me Laugh
    4. A Dream of the Sea
    5. Strange Things
    6. Just To See You Smile
    7. Someone's Sleeping (Live)
    8. Sweeter Than Anything (Live)
    9. Same Love That Made Me Laugh (Live)
    10. A Dream of the Sea (Live)
    11. Strange Things (Live)
    12. Just To See You Smile (Live)
    Bonnie Prince Billy
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    One Lovely Day

    Dug deep into the rich soil of American music, Cope's roots are complex. You may think of Bill Withers or Neil Young or John Lee Hooker or Van Morrison or Willie Nelson or Al Green. Yet, listening to Cope, you also may think none of the above. You may not think at all, but rather feel a man exposing stories that haunt his heart.



    He was born Clarence Greenwood, a child of the '70s, and his life journey is as singular as his art. He is the radically mashed-up product of Greenville, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; Vernon, Texas; Washington, DC; and Brooklyn, New York. These locations are felt everywhere in his stories. His sounds are southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic. In the past nine years, he has produced four albums of depth and distinction, each a critical chapter in his search for a sound that paints an auditory American landscape in which despair wars with hope, tied to love, is elusive.



    Cope's musical evolution was catch-as-catch can. Folk tales, whether through William Faulkner or Big Bill Broonzy, shaped his sensitivity. A few college courses at Texas Tech alternately bored and excited him. In Austin in the '80s, he took sound classes and found himself fooling with a primitive four-track setup. Turntables intrigued him. He heard hip hop as inspired invention. For years, he got lost in his self-designed lab, cooking up beats and motifs that only later would be shaped into songs. This, his new album, One Lovely Day is anchored by the yearning title track single which features some of his finest songwriting to date.

    1. One Lovely Day
    2. Something To Believe In
    3. Dancer From Brazil
    4. Back Then
    5. DFW
    6. Peace River
    7. For A Dollar
    8. Southern Nights
    9. A Wonder
    10. Summertime
    Citizen Cope
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    Blackberry Light

    Charlie Mars has been a journeyman artist with all the ups and downs that entails. He has gone from uncertainty to redemption with major label releases and high profile gigs opening for the likes of R.E.M., KT Turnstall, Citizen Cope and Steve Earle, among others. Now, with the extraordinary new Blackberry Light, the Mississippi-based troubadour builds his distinctive musical approach employing supple grooves and ambient Daniel Lanois-inspired production to enhance the elemental force of his classic songwriting influenced by Bob Marley, Bill Withers and Dire Straits.



    From the dreamlike Nothing But The Rain, to the shimmering Picture of An Island, Blackberry Light sees Mars delving deep within to offer insight and a path to self awareness and ultimately transcendence via a gracefully beatific distillation of folk, rock, and smooth acoustic soul. Mars took a modest tack towards overall recording of Blackberry Light, which took place at Austin's Treefort Studios under production prowess of Billy Harvey (Bob Schneider), looking to capture those perfect uncalculated moments where everything just clicks.



    Upon the sessions' conclusion, Mars sought out one of his dream collaborators legendary producer/engineer/mixer Tchad Blake. The Grammy-award winner, known for his distinctive work with such artists as Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson and Sheryl Crow, ultimately agreed and helped give Blackberry Light much of its uniquely spacious warmth. Like any songwriter worth his salt, Mars employs his art as a channel towards personal discovery, candidly exploring all the human limitations, from pride and fear to cynicism and self-doubt, that stand in the way of his attaining true happiness. 180g gatefold vinyl.

    1. Let The Meter Run
    2. How I Roll
    3. Nothing But The Rain
    4. Blackberry Light
    5. Pacific Oceans
    6. Back of the Room
    7. I Do I Do
    8. Picture Of An Island
    9. Sometimes The Sky
    10. Great Wall of Chine
    Charlie Mars
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