Making Music (Bill Withers album)

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Making Music
Making Music (Bill Withers album) cover art.jpg
Studio album by
Released1975
Recorded1975 at Record Plant (Los Angeles, California).
GenreSoul
Length43:52
LabelColumbia, CBS in UK
ProducerBill Withers, Larry Nash
Bill Withers chronology
+'Justments
(1974)
Making Music
(1975)
Naked & Warm
(1976)

Making Music is the fourth studio album by American soul singer-songwriter and producer Bill Withers, released in 1975. It was also released in the UK as Making Friends.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideC+[2]

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

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Bill Withers – producer
  • Larry Nash – producer
  • Phil Schier – engineer
  • Bob Merritt – assistant engineer
  • John Brogna – design
  • Ron Coro – design
  • Ed Caraeff – photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[3] 81
Billboard Top Soul Albums[3] 7

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[4]
US
Hot 100
US
R&B
1976 "I Wish You Well" 54
"Make Love To Your Mind" 76 10

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kik, Quint. Bill Withers: Making Music > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: W". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 22, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ a b "Bill Withers US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-29.
  4. ^ "Bill Withers US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-29.