Soul Legend Bill Withers on his Life and Music

Thursday, November 25, 2010

(Original air date: Feb 5, 2010) Best known for his classics "Lean on Me," "Just the Two of Us," "Ain't No Sunshine," and "Lovely Day," soul legend Bill Withers is the subject of a recent documentary called "Still Bill."

We talk with Withers about his new film, and about the path his life has taken — from growing up under the care of his beloved grandmother to music superstardom to quirky conversations he's had with strangers in Roscoe's Fried Chicken and Waffles.

To order an advanced copy of "Still Bill" on DVD or to find a nearby screening, visit the "Still Bill" website.


Bill Withers

Comments [5]

Verna Danzey from Hopewell, VA

On Jango, I heard Heartbreak Road by Bill and I was enchanted with it. I really like this song and can't believe that I don't remember hearing it back in the day. Maybe it means more to me now at my age than when I was younger.

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Aug. 13 2011 04:59 AM
Kristi West from Seattle area

Bill Withers warms the memories of good feelings, safe ground and soulful hope. I am 59 and transformed when I hear his music. Loved the Still Bill production and appreciate that it was shared.

Jun. 24 2011 12:32 PM
Dorethea Bradley from Stone Mountain, GA

I have loved Bill Withers for many years. He is unique and terribly creative. He can be neither imitated nor duplicated. I would love to hear Bill and Kori collaborate on "A Telepohone Call Away". I bought the DVD mainly to hear that little snipet of the song over nd over. Thanks for all the good music and memories.

May. 08 2011 08:58 PM
Arys Dauval

You are a true genius and someone who recognizes life .. A philospoher in society with so many restrictritions .. I just wanted to say thank you .. You inspired me during a dark time and for tht i will always be greatful... God bless sir

Feb. 17 2011 05:50 AM

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