Bill Withers songs have been covered by many singers!
Bill Withers is an American singer-songwriter who performed and recorded from the late 1960s until the mid 1980s.
Post the debut in ’71, Bill Withers achieved three Grammy Awards and one NAACP Award for Male Singer Of The Year.
Some of his best-known songs include: Ain’t No Sunshine, Use Me, Lovely Day, Lean on Me, Grandma’s Hands and Just The Two Of Us.
Many artists have covered Bill Withers hits, in fact, it would be hard to find a Soul Singer who hasn’t sung songs by him!
Ain’t No Sunshine was Bill Withers first B-side and hit!
Ain’t No Sunshine started its commercial life as a B side of Harlem, Bill Withers first single in 1971.
Bill Withers was fortunate to have one of the most legendary MD’s and producers around: Booker T Jones.
Jones had been around for a while and knew the secrets to good recordings, seemingly applying all of them he recorded Bill’s debut album Just As I Am over just four three hour sessions!
It didn’t take long for radio DJs to start playing the B-side of Harlem and the following year Ain’t No Sunshine won a Grammy for Best Rhythm And Blues Song 1971.
Ain’t No Sunshine Legacy
As the years go by, artists keep releasing their version of Ain’t No Sunshine.
First up was Michael Jackson who released Ain’t No Sunshine in 1972, enabling the song to chart two years in a row!
Sung by most great artists at some point and almost every covers band to cover it, Ain’t No Sunshine has firmly established itself as one of the most memorable songs of all time.
Rolling Stone’s Magazine ranked Ain’t No Sunshine at #280 on their list of Greatest Songs Of All Time.