Still Bill

Overview

Bill Withers was one of the singular musical artists of the 1970s; an African-American singer/songwriter, Withers embraced elements of soul and funk in some of this hits most notably "Use Me", but he also drew from gospel "Lean on Me", jazz "Just the Two Of Us", country "Who Is He and What Is He to You", and contemporary folk "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Grandma's Hands", and his music was marked by a simple but expressive emotional outlook and a warm sincerity in both his vocals and his songwriting. Withers was a ...
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Overview

Bill Withers was one of the singular musical artists of the 1970s; an African-American singer/songwriter, Withers embraced elements of soul and funk in some of this hits most notably "Use Me", but he also drew from gospel "Lean on Me", jazz "Just the Two Of Us", country "Who Is He and What Is He to You", and contemporary folk "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Grandma's Hands", and his music was marked by a simple but expressive emotional outlook and a warm sincerity in both his vocals and his songwriting. Withers was a major star in the 1970s, but by 1985 he'd grown tired of battling record companies for control of his music and wanted to step away from the footlights to live a quieter life with his family. Withers has rarely performed in public since, despite a continued interest in his music and the respect of his peers. Filmmakers Alex Vlack and Damani Baker are a pair of music fans who persuaded Withers to talk about his life and career on camera, and Still Bill is a documentary that offers an intimate portrait of a reclusive artist, as well as interviews and performances from musicians who love and respect his work. Still Bill received its world premiere at the 2009 South by Southwest Film Festival.
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Special Features

Interviews with Jim Brown, Bill Russell, Graham Nash; Musical performances of hit Bill Withers songs "Ain't No Shunshine" by Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket and "Who Is He And What Is He to You" by Living Colour lead singer Corey Glover
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2011
  • UPC: 767685237311
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Video Group
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:16:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 31,712

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Withers Participant
Technical Credits
Damani Baker Director, Cinematographer, Producer
Alex Vlack Director, Executive Producer, Producer
Jon Fine Cinematographer, Editor, Producer
Sakae Ishikawa Editor
Eddie Marritz Cinematographer
Andrew Zuckerman Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Still Bill
1. "Ain't No Sunshine" [9:10]
2. Sold Out [4:53]
3. Slab Fork [9:38]
4. Born Cool [3:22]
5. A Whole Lotta Life Real Fast [3:31]
6. Sensitive But Tough [6:14]
7. On Your Way to Wonderful [6:14]
8. What Do You Want Your Legacy to Be? [7:43]
9. Desperation Grows Louder [10:18]
10. "Telephone Song" [3:15]
11. "Blue Blues" [4:50]
12. "Grandma's Hands" [7:05]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Still Bill
   Play
   Scenes
   Extras
      Play All
      Conversation With Bill Russell, Jim Brown & Bernie Casey - Winter 2007 (6 min)
      Conversation With Graham Nash - Spring 2007 (2 min)
      Conversation With Ernie Barnes - Winter 2007 (2 min)
      "Who Is He and What Is He to You" Performed by Corey Glover - Celebrate Brooklyn Concert, August 9, 2008 (6 min)
      "Stories" Peformed By Swell Season - Celebrate Brooklyn Concert, August 9, 2008 (4 min)
      "Ain't No Sunshine" Performed by Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket - Celebrate Brooklyn Concert, August 9, 2008 (3 min)
      Filmmakers Bios
      About Docurama
         Credits
   Set-Up
      5.1 Dolby Digital
      2.0 Stereo
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