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1
Theme from Man and Boy (Better Days)
Bill Withers
00:03:27

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Lyricist, Main Artist - J.J. Johnson, Composer - Quincy Jones, Producer

Originally released 1971 Sussex Records. Produced under licesne from Hey Day Entertainment, LLC

2
Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers
00:02:05

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist - Booker T.Jones, Guitar, Keyboards, Producer - Stephen Stills, Guitar - Bobbye Hall Porter, Percussion - Al Jackson, Drums - Jim Keltner, Drums - BILL HALVERSON, Recording Engineer - Bill Lazerus, Recording Engineer

Originally released 1971. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

3
Harlem
Bill Withers
00:03:23

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist - Booker T.Jones, Guitar, Keyboards, Producer - Stephen Stills, Guitar - Bobbye Hall Porter, Percussion - Al Jackson, Drums - Jim Keltner, Drums - BILL HALVERSON, Recording Engineer - Bill Lazerus, Recording Engineer

(P) 1971 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

4
Grandma's Hands
Bill Withers
00:02:00

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist - Booker T.Jones, Guitar, Keyboards, Producer - Stephen Stills, Guitar - Al Jackson, Drums - Jim Keltner, Drums - BILL HALVERSON, Recording Engineer - Bill Lazerus, Recording Engineer

(P) 1971 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

5
Hope She'll Be Happier
Bill Withers
00:03:49

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist - Booker T.Jones, Guitar, Keyboards, Producer - Stephen Stills, Guitar - Bobbye Hall Porter, Percussion - Al Jackson, Drums - Jim Keltner, Drums - BILL HALVERSON, Recording Engineer - Bill Lazerus, Recording Engineer

Originally released 1971. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

6
Better off Dead
Bill Withers
00:02:15

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist - Booker T.Jones, Guitar, Keyboards, Producer - Stephen Stills, Guitar - Bobbye Hall Porter, Percussion - Al Jackson, Drums - Jim Keltner, Drums - BILL HALVERSON, Recording Engineer - Bill Lazerus, Recording Engineer

Originally Recorded 1971. All rights reserved by SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

7
Lonely Town, Lonely Street
Bill Withers
00:03:40

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - Benorce Blackman, Guitar, Producer - JAMES GADSON, Drums, Percussion, Producer - Ray Jackson, Arranger, Piano, Producer - Melvin Dunlap, Bass, Producer - PHIL SCHIER, Recording Engineer, Re-Mixer - Bob Hughes, Recording Engineer

(P) 1972 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

8
Let Me in Your Life
Bill Withers
00:02:41

Bill Withers, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - Benorce Blackman, Guitar, Producer - JAMES GADSON, Drums, Percussion, Producer - Ray Jackson, Arranger, Piano, Producer - Melvin Dunlap, Bass, Producer - PHIL SCHIER, Recording Engineer, Re-Mixer - Bob Hughes, Recording Engineer

(P) 1972 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

9
Who Is He (And What Is He to You)?
Bill Withers
00:03:12

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist, Piano, Producer - S. McKenny, Composer, Lyricist - Bernoce Blackmon, Guitar - JAMES GADSON, Drums, Percussion, Producer - Raymond Jackson, Arranger, Piano - Melvin Dunlap, Bass, Producer - Ray Jackson, Producer - Benorce Blackman, Producer - PHIL SCHIER, Recording Engineer, Re-Mixer - Bob Hughes, Recording Engineer

(P) 1972 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

10
Use Me
Bill Withers
00:03:42

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - Benorce Blackman, Guitar, Producer - Ray Jackson, Arranger, Piano, Producer - JAMES GADSON, Drums, Percussion, Producer - Melvin Dunlap, Bass, Producer - PHIL SCHIER, Recording Engineer, Re-Mixer - Bob Hughes, Recording Engineer

(P) 1972 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

11
Friend of Mine Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY - October 1972
Bill Withers
00:04:29

Bill Withers, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - Bernorce Blackman, Guitar, Producer - Bobbye Hall, Percussion - Ray Jackson, Arranger, Piano, Producer - JAMES GADSON, Drums, Producer - Melvin Dunlap, Bass, Producer - PHIL SCHIER, Recording Engineer, Re-Mixer - Gray Ladinsky, Recording Engineer

(P) 1973 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

12
I Can't Write Left-Handed Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY - October 1972
Bill Withers
00:06:45

Bill Withers, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - Bernorce Blackman, Guitar, Producer - Bobbye Hall, Percussion - Ray Jackson, Arranger, Piano, Producer - JAMES GADSON, Drums, Producer - Melvin Dunlap, Bass, Producer - PHIL SCHIER, Recording Engineer, Re-Mixer - Gray Ladinsky, Recording Engineer

(P) 1973 Columbia Music, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

13
Lean on Me
Bill Withers
00:04:17

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist, Piano, Producer - Benorce Blackman, Guitar, Producer - Ray Jackson, Arranger, Piano, Producer - JAMES GADSON, Drums, Percussion, Producer - Melvin Dunlap, Bass, Producer - PHIL SCHIER, Recording Engineer, Re-Mixer - Bob Hughes, Recording Engineer

(P) 1972 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

14
Make a Smile for Me
Bill Withers
00:03:15

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Piano, Producer - John Myles, Arranger - JAMES GADSON, Producer - Melvin Dunlap, Bass, Producer - PHIL SCHIER, Recording Engineer, Re-Mixer - Bobby Thomas, Recording Engineer

(P) 1974 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

15
The Same Love That Made Me Laugh
Bill Withers
00:03:24

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - John Myles, Arranger - Ray Jackson, Piano - Dorothy Ashby, Harp - JAMES GADSON, Drums, Producer - Melvin Dunlap, Bass, Producer - PHIL SCHIER, Recording Engineer, Re-Mixer - Bobby Thomas, Recording Engineer

(P) 1974 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

16
Heartbreak Road
Bill Withers
00:03:09

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Piano, Producer - JAMES GADSON, Drums, Producer - John Myles, Arranger - Melvin Dunlap, Bass, Producer - PHIL SCHIER, Recording Engineer, Re-Mixer - Bobby Thomas, Recording Engineer

(P) 1974 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

17
Railroad Man
Bill Withers
00:06:28

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Organ, Producer - Melvin Dunlap, Bass, Composer, Lyricist, Producer - John Myles, Arranger, Piano - JAMES GADSON, Drums, Producer - José Feliciano, Congas - Chip Steen, Congas - PHIL SCHIER, Recording Engineer, Re-Mixer - Bobby Thomas, Recording Engineer

(P) 1974 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

DISC 2

1
Family Table
Bill Withers
00:03:12

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Main Artist, Producer - Larry Nash, Arranger, Keyboards - David Grusin, Keyboards - D. GONNEAU, Composer - David T. Walker, Electric Guitar - Ray Parker, Jr., Electric Guitar - Melvin Ragin (aka "Wah Wah Watson"), Electric Guitar - George Johnson, Electric Guitar - Paul Riser, Arranger - Dennis Budimir, Acoustic Guitar - Louis Johnson, Bass - Harvey Mason, Drums - Ralph MacDonald, Percussion - Myrna Matthews - Carolyn Willis - Jim Gilstrap - Angela Johnson - Tom Babler - James Jamerson, Bass - L. NASH, Producer - Bob Merritt, Engineer - PHIL SCHIER, Engineer

(P) 1975 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

2
The Best You Can
Bill Withers
00:02:22

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Main Artist - B. Blackmon, Composer - B. Withers, Producer - L. NASH, Producer - Paul Riser, Arranger - Larry Nash, Arranger, Keyboards - PHIL SCHIER, Recording Engineer - Bob Merritt, Assistant Engineer - David T. Walker, Electric Guitar - Ray Parker, Jr., Electric Guitar - Melvin Ragin (aka "Wah Wah Watson"), Electric Guitar - George Johnson, Electric Guitar - Dennis Budimir, Acoustic Guitar - Louis Johnson, Bass - Harvey Mason, Drums - Ralph MacDonald, Percussion - Myrna Matthews - Carolyn Willis - Jim Gilstrap - Angela Johnson - Tom Babler

(P) 1975 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

3
Hello Like Before
Bill Withers
00:05:29

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - J. Collins, Composer, Lyricist - Larry Nash, Arranger, Keyboards, Producer - David T. Walker, Electric Guitar - Paul Riser, Arranger - Ray Parker, Jr., Electric Guitar - Melvin Ragin (aka "Wah Wah Watson"), Electric Guitar - George Johnson, Electric Guitar - Dennis Budimir, Acoustic Guitar - Louis Johnson, Bass - Harvey Mason, Drums - Ralph MacDonald, Percussion - Ernie Watts, Soprano Saxophone - Myrna Matthews - Carolyn Willis - Jim Gilstrap - Angela Johnson - Tom Babler - John Snyder, Producer - PHIL SCHIER, Recording Engineer - Bob Merritt, Assistant Engineer - Adam Block

(P) 1975 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

4
I Wish You Well
Bill Withers
00:03:57

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - Larry Nash, Arranger, Keyboards, Producer - David T. Walker, Electric Guitar - Paul Riser, Arranger - Ray Parker, Jr., Electric Guitar - Melvin Ragin (aka "Wah Wah Watson"), Electric Guitar - George Johnson, Electric Guitar - Dennis Budimir, Acoustic Guitar - Louis Johnson, Bass - Harvey Mason, Drums - Ralph MacDonald, Percussion - Myrna Matthews - Carolyn Willis - Jim Gilstrap - Angela Johnson - Tom Babler - PHIL SCHIER, Recording Engineer - Bob Merritt, Assistant Engineer

(P) 1975 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

5
Don't You Want to Stay?
Bill Withers
00:04:04

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Main Artist - B. Withers, Producer - R. Jackson, Composer - L. NASH, Producer - M. Dunlap, Composer - Paul Riser, Arranger - PHIL SCHIER, Recording Engineer - Bob Merritt, Assistant Engineer - Larry Nash, Arranger, Keyboards - David T. Walker, Electric Guitar - Ray Parker, Jr., Electric Guitar - Melvin Ragin (aka "Wah Wah Watson"), Electric Guitar - George Johnson, Electric Guitar - Dennis Budimir, Acoustic Guitar - Louis Johnson, Bass - Harvey Mason, Drums - Ralph MacDonald, Percussion - Myrna Matthews - Carolyn Willis - Jim Gilstrap - Angela Johnson - Tom Babler

(P) 1975 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Enertainment

6
I'll Be with You
Bill Withers
00:03:10

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Main Artist, Producer - The Feeling, Arranger - Geoffrey Leib, Piano, Producer - Don Freeman, Piano, Producer - Jerry Knight, Bass, Producer - Benorce Blackman, Guitar, Producer - Larry "Fatback" Tolbert, Drums, Producer - Errol "Crusher" Bennett, Congas, Producer - Larry Nash, Producer - Clifford Coulter, Producer, Synthesizer - Melvin Dunlap, Producer - Dorothy Ashby, Producer - Youseff Rahman, Producer - Kwasi "Rocki" Dzidzornu, Producer - Bob Merritt, Recording Engineer - Phil Jamtaas, Assistant Engineer - Rick Smith, Assistant Engineer

(P) 1976 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

7
My Imagination
Bill Withers
00:04:52

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - The Feeling, Arranger - Larry Nash, Piano, Producer - Dorothy Ashby, Harp, Producer - Geoffrey Leib, Producer - Don Freeman, Producer - Clifford Coulter, Producer - Larry "Fatback" Tolbert, Producer - Melvin Dunlap, Producer - Jerry Knight, Producer - Youseff Rahman, Producer - Errol "Crusher" Bennett, Producer - Benorce Blackman, Guitar, Producer - Kwasi "Rocki" Dzidzornu, Producer - Bob Merritt, Recording Engineer - Phil Jamtaas, Assistant Engineer - Rick Smith, Assistant Engineer

(P) 1976 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

8
Lovely Day
Bill Withers
00:04:14

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - Ray Parker, Guitar - Ralph MacDonald, Percussion - Russell Kunkel, Shaker - Skip Scarborough, Composer, Lyricist - Clarence McDonald, Arranger, Keyboards, Producer - Jerry Knight, Bass - Charles Veal, Concert Master - Bob Merritt, Recording Engineer

(P) 1977 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

9
I Want to Spend the Night
Bill Withers
00:03:41

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - Ralph MacDonald, Percussion - Russell Kunkel, Drums - Dean Grant, Keyboards - Keni Burke, Bass, Producer - Charles Veal, Concert Master - Paul Riser, Arranger - Bob Merritt, Recording Engineer

(P) 1977 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

10
Tender Things
Bill Withers
00:05:00

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - Ray Parker, Guitar - Ralph MacDonald, Percussion - Russell Kunkel, Drums - Clarence Macdonald, Arranger, Keyboards - Keni Burke, Bass - Clarence McDonald, Producer - Bob Merritt, Recording Engineer - Charles Veal, Concert Master

(P) 1977 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

11
Let Me Be the One You Need
Bill Withers
00:04:44

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - Ralph MacDonald, Percussion - Russell Kunkel, Congas, Drums - Clarence Macdonald, Keyboards - Skip Scarborough, Composer, Lyricist - Keni Burke, Bass - Clarence McDonald, Producer - Bob Merritt, Recording Engineer - Charles Veal, Concert Master - Paul Riser, Arranger

(P) 1985 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

12
Memories Are That Way
Bill Withers
00:05:03

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Drums, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - Geoffrey Leib, Keyboards - Bill Eaton, Arranger, Consultant - Bryan Garofalo, Bass - Russ Kunkell - Clifford Coulter, Synthesizer - Paul Smith, Producer - Bob Merritt, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Phil Jamtaas, Assistant Engineer - Wade Marcus, Consultant - Ralph MacDonald, Consultant, Percussion - Gerry Griffith, Consultant - Ed Rakowicz, Engineer - Ollie Cotton, Assistant Engineer

(P) 1978 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

13
Soul Shadows Edit
The Crusaders
00:06:23

The Crusaders, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Featured Artist - The Crusaders feat. Bill Withers, Associated Performer - Will Jennings, Composer - Joe Sample, Composer, Producer - Wilton Lewis Felder, Producer - Stix Hooper, Producer

(P) 1980 The Verve Music Group, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
Just the Two of Us
Grover Washington Jr.
00:03:57

Grover Washington Jr., Associated Performer, Main Artist - Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Featured Artist - Grover Washington Jr. feat. Bill Withers, Associated Performer - MacDonald, Composer, Lyricist - Salter, Composer, Lyricist - Withers, Composer, Lyricist - Bill Eaton, Arranger, Conductor - Jr., Grover Washington, Producer - Ralph MacDonald, Producer - John Snyder, Producer - Adam Block - Joseph M. Palmaccio, Mastering Engineer

(P) 1980 Elektra/Asylum Records

15
In the Name of Love
Bill Withers
00:05:00

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Main Artist - Ralph McDonald, Associated Performer, Composer, Main Artist, Producer - William Eaton, Producer - William Salter, Composer

(P) 1984 Universal Records, a division of UM Recordings, Inc.

16
We Could Be Sweet Lovers
Bill Withers
00:03:27

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Main Artist, Other, Producer - Don Freeman, Other - Paul Smith, Other - John Robinson, Drums - Paulinho de Costa, Percussion - Phil Perry - Edie Lehman - Kate Markowitz - Alex Brown - Larry Carlton, Engineer - ED CHERNEY, Engineer - Hal Sacks, Engineer - Erik Zobler, Engineer - Keith Seppanen, Engineer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Engineer, Mixing Engineer - Larry Hirsch, Engineer - Kendall Brown, Engineer - Frank Wolf, Engineer - Sharon Rice, Assistant Engineer - Rick Clifford, Assistant Engineer - RICHARD MCKERNAN, Assistant Engineer

(P) 1985 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

17
Something That Turns You On
Bill Withers
00:04:26

Bill Withers, Associated Performer, Composer, Main Artist, Other, Producer - Paul Smith, Synthesizer - Keith Seppanen, Drums, Engineer - M.B. Gordy - Phil Perry - Edie Lehman - Kate Markowitz - Denise Routt - Alex Brown - Larry Carlton, Engineer, Producer - Denny Diante, Co-Producer - ED CHERNEY, Engineer - Hal Sacks, Engineer - Erik Zobler, Engineer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Engineer, Mixing Engineer - Larry Hirsch, Engineer - Kendall Brown, Engineer - Frank Wolf, Engineer - Sharon Rice, Assistant Engineer - Rick Clifford, Assistant Engineer - RICHARD MCKERNAN, Assistant Engineer

(P) 1985 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

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