Still Bill

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Still Bill
Still Bill.jpg
Studio album by Bill Withers
Released May 1972
Recorded The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA
Genre Soul, smooth soul, R&B, Pop
Length 44:36
Label Sussex
Producer Benorce Blackmon, Bill Withers, James Gadson, Melvin Dunlap, Ray Jackson
Bill Withers chronology
Just as I Am
(1971)Just as I Am1971
Still Bill
(1972)
Live at Carnegie Hall
(1973)Live at Carnegie Hall1973
Singles from Still Bill
  1. "Lean on Me"
    Released: April 21, 1972
  2. "Use Me"
    Released: 1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]
Billboard(favorable)[2]
Christgau's Record GuideA[3]
CreemB+[4]
PopMatters(favorable)[5]
Rolling Stone5/5 stars[6]
Stylus Magazine(favorable)[7]

Still Bill is the second studio album by American soul musician Bill Withers, released in 1972 by Sussex Records. It includes two hit singles: "Lean on Me", which is number 205 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time[8] and went to number 1 on the Billboard pop and R&B charts in summer of 1972; and "Use Me", which went to number two on the same charts in fall of 1972.[9] It was certified Gold by the RIAA.[10]

The 2003 Columbia Records CD reissue includes two tracks from Withers' 1973 album Live at Carnegie Hall.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bill Withers, except where indicated.

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Lonely Town, Lonely Street" 3:42
2."Let Me in Your Life" 2:41
3."Who Is He (And What Is He to You)?"Withers, Stanley McKenny3:13
4."Use Me" 3:45
5."Lean on Me" 4:17
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Kissing My Love" 3:49
2."I Don't Know" 3:04
3."Another Day to Run"Withers, Benorce Blackmon4:38
4."I Don't Want You on My Mind" 4:34
5."Take It All In and Check It All Out" 2:42

Personnel[edit]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Soul Albums[11] 1
U.S. Billboard Pop Albums[11] 4
Canadian RPM 100 Albums[12] 71

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Bill Withers: Still Bill > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Still Bill review". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1972. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved October 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Bill Withers: Still Bill". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the '70s. Da Capo Press. ISBN 0306804093. Retrieved January 19, 2018. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (August 1972). "The Christgau Consumer Guide". Creem. Retrieved January 19, 2018. 
  5. ^ Hermann, Andy (January 24, 2003). "Bill Withers: Still Bill". PopMatters. Retrieved October 23, 2011. 
  6. ^ Wild, David (May 5, 2005). "Bill Withers: Still Bill". Rolling Stone. Straight Arrow. ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on November 6, 2007. 
  7. ^ Miller, Derek (July 26, 2005). "Bill Withers - Still Bill". On Second Thought. Stylus Magazine. Retrieved October 23, 2011. 
  8. ^ "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". Rolling Stone. Straight Arrow (Special Issue). December 2004. ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on October 25, 2006. 
  9. ^ "Still Bill > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles" at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011.
  10. ^ "American certifications – Withers, Bill – Still Bill". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  11. ^ a b "Still Bill > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums" at AllMusic. Retrieved October 23, 2011.
  12. ^ "RPM 100 Albums". RPM. archived at Library and Archives Canada (Volume 18, No. 14). November 18, 1972. Retrieved October 23, 2011. 

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