- Performer:Bill Withers
- Title:Just as I Am/Still Bill
- Style:Smooth Soul,Soul
- Date of release:October 14, 2003
- Size FLAC version1281 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1173 megabytes
- Size WMA version1962 megabytes
- Formats:VOC MP1 MP4 RA AIFF VOC
Just As I Am is the debut studio album of American soul musician Bill Withers, released in 1971 on Sussex Records. The album features the hit single "Ain't No Sunshine", which was ranked at number 280 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Booker T. Jones produced, arranged, and played keyboards and guitar on Just As I Am, alongside bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn and drummer Al Jackson Jr. of Booker T. & the . s, with Stephen Stills on lead guitar.
Bill Withers' first two albums were arguably his best works, his most personal and unaffected music with a distinctive sound by virtue of their lean production, especially his debut, Just As I Am. At the turn of the 1960s into the 1970s, he was a unique presence, as we're reminded by this Raven Records two-LP-on-one-CD package.
More albums from Bill Withers: Watching You Watching Me by Bill Withers. Making Music by Bill Withers. Bill Withers Live At Carnegie Hall by Bill Withers. ’Justments by Bill Withers. Menagerie by Bill Withers. Bout Love by Bill Withers. Naked & Warm by Bill Withers. Still Bill by Bill Withers. View all albums . Just As I Am. By: Bill Withers (1971, Funk, Soul).
"Bill Withers - Just As I Am" Uncut London: IPC Media ISSN 1368-0722 Archived from the original on 2011-10-01 Retrieved 23 October 2011. "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" Rolling Stone Straight Arrow Special Issue December 2004 ISSN 0035-791X Archived from the original on 20 August 2006.
Bill Withers - Just As I Am Still Bill. Bill Withers - Just As I Am Still Bill.
Tracks: 01 Harlem 3:24 02 Ain't No Sunshine 2:05 03 Grandma's Hands 2:01 04 Sweet Wanomi 2:34 05 Everybody's Talkin' 3:26 06 Do It Good 2:53 07 Hope She'll Be Happier 3:49 08 Let It Be 2:35 09 I'm Her Daddy 3:17 10 In My Heart 4:20 11 Moanin'
With his 1971 debut album, Bill Withers marked himself as a talent to watch. The following year, he used the follow-up to prove he was no one-hit wonder. Already in his 30s by the time he released his first record, Just As I Am, Withers was a uniquely mature artist in more ways than one when he arrived on the scene. Lean on Me" went up - to the top of the charts - and so did Still Bill, rising to No. 4 on Billboard's Pop Albums tally, vaulting well past Just As I Am's No. 35 peak on its way to going gold. The satisfyingly strident "Use Me" followed "Lean on Me," peaking at No. 2; by the end of the year, Withers was a certified pop star, playing Carnegie Hall (and recording the show for an album released the following year). Temperamentally, however, he was still the same person he'd always been.
CreditsGlenn A. Baker - Assistant
Warren Barnett - Mastering
William Becton - Composer
J.J. Johnson - Composer
Booker T. Jones - Guest Artist, Producer
John Lennon - Composer
Paul McCartney - Composer
Ian McFarlane - Assistant
Kevin Mueller - Concept
Fred Neil - Composer
Terry Reilly - Annotation
Peter Shillito - Concept
Stephen Stills - Guest Artist
The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Guest Artist
Bill Withers - Composer, Primary Artist
Bobby Womack - Composer, Guest Artist, Primary Artist
Shirley Jean Womack - Composer
|1||Harlem Bill Withers||Bill Withers||3:24|
|2||Ain't No Sunshine Bill Withers||Bill Withers||2:05|
|3||Grandma's Hands Bill Withers||Bill Withers||2:01|
|4||Sweet Wanomi Fred Neil / Bill Withers||Bill Withers||2:34|
|5||Everybody's Talkin' Fred Neil / Bill Withers||Bill Withers||3:26|
|6||Do It Good Bill Withers||Bill Withers||2:53|
|7||Hope She'll Be Happier Bill Withers||Bill Withers||3:49|
|8||Let It Be John Lennon / Paul McCartney||Bill Withers||2:35|
|9||I'm Her Daddy Bill Withers||Bill Withers||3:17|
|10||In My Heart Bill Withers||Bill Withers||4:20|
|11||Moanin' and Groanin' Bill Withers||Bill Withers||2:59|
|12||Better Off Dead Bill Withers||Bill Withers||2:16|
|13||Lonely Town, Lonely Street Bill Withers||Bill Withers||3:37|
|14||Let Me in Your Life Bill Withers||Bill Withers||2:42|
|15||Who Is He (And What Is He to You)? Bill Withers||Bill Withers||3:13|
|16||Use Me Bill Withers||Bill Withers||3:40|
|17||Lean on Me William Becton / Bill Withers||Bill Withers||4:19|
|18||Kissin' My Love Bill Withers||Bill Withers||3:49|
|19||I Don't Know Bill Withers||Bill Withers||3:02|
|20||Another Day to Run Bill Withers||Bill Withers||4:37|
|21||I Don't Want You on My Mind Bill Withers||Bill Withers||4:27|
|22||Take It All in and Check It All Out Bill Withers||Bill Withers||2:36|
|23||Better Days J.J. Johnson / Bill Withers||Bill Withers||3:28|
|24||It's All Over Now Bobby Womack / Shirley Jean Womack||Bill Withers feat: Bobby Womack||2:47|