Making Music (Bill Withers album)

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Making Music
Making Music (Bill Withers album) cover art.jpg
Studio album by Bill Withers
Released 1975
Recorded 1975
Genre Soul
Length 43:52
Label Columbia, CBS in UK
Producer Bill Withers, Larry Nash
Bill Withers chronology
Making Music
Naked & Warm
(1976)Naked & Warm1976

Making Music is the fourth studio album by American R&B singer Bill Withers. It was also released in the UK as Making Friends.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Making Music was released in 1975 and is Withers' first album on Columbia Records due to Sussex Records folding in July 1975. The album charted at number seven on the R&B album charts. The album was released in the UK by CBS under the title of 'Making Friends' also in 1975.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bill Withers; except where noted.

  1. "I Wish You Well" 3:57
  2. "The Best You Can" (Withers, Benorce Blackmon) 2:33
  3. "Make Love to Your Mind" 6:23
  4. "I Love You Dawn" 2:36
  5. "She's Lonely" 5:15
  6. "Sometimes a Song" (Withers, Raymond Jackson) 4:44
  7. "Paint Your Pretty Picture" 5:43
  8. "Family Table" (Withers, Diane Gonneau) 3:13
  9. "Don't You Want to Stay?" (Withers, Melvin Dunlap, Raymond Jackson) 4:03
  10. "Hello Like Before" (Withers, John Collins) 5:29



Chart (1975) Peak
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 81
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 7


Year Single Chart positions[3]
Billboard Hot 100 US
1976 "I Wish You Well" 54
"Make Love To Your Mind" 76 10

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Kik, Quint. Bill Withers: Making Music > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Bill Withers US albums chart history". Retrieved 2011-08-29. 
  3. ^ "Bill Withers US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011-08-29.