Watch Miguel Do Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" With Keith Urban at the Grammy Nominations Concert
... Last night, CBS aired its annual Grammy Nominations Concert, disappointingly Drake-free. But 2012 Grammy winner Miguel picked up the slack a bit with a duet with country star Keith Urban. Together, they did their own rendition of Bill Withers
' "Ain't No Sunshine". Miguel was also nominated for two Grammys last night. Watch the video for Miguel's "How Many Drinks?", featuring Kendrick Lamar: Watch Miguel Do Bill Withers
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Black Label Society Cover Bill Withers' 'Sunshine' - Song Premiere
... Rolling Stone. "It felt so right in the context of [our live album]." Black Label Society's cover of "Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone" will be on their upcoming live double album, Unblackened, out September 24th. Preorders are available on iTunes. RelatedZakk Wylde and Wife Barbaranne Name New Child Sabbath PageVideo Exclusive: Zakk Wylde On His New BookZakk Wylde Roasted by Corey Taylor and Sharon OsbourneThis article originally appeared on Rolling Stone: Black Label Society Cover Bill Withers
' 'Sunshine' - Song Premiere Black Label Society Cover Bill Withers
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Black Label Society Streaming Their Cover Of Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone"
... Black Label Society's cover of Bill Withers
' "Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone" can be heard online now over at Rollingstone.com The track appears as one of the two new covers to grace the bands coming live CD/DVD/Blu-ray set, "Unblackened", which hits stores September 24th. The set primarily captures a March 06th, 2013 show the band played at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA. If you missed them prior, you can check out the track listings for the outing here. Black Label Society Streaming Their Cover Of Bill Withers
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Bill Withers (July 4, 1938)
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Withers was born on the Fourth of July, 1938. He was the youngest of six children.
He spent nine years in the Navy, where he had speech therapy to overcome his stuttering. After his release from the Navy, he wrote songs as he delivered milk, worked for the Ford Motor Company, and then worked for IBM.
After he moved to LA in 1967, he worked for $3.50 per hour at Lockheed Aircraft and spent $2500 for demos... No record companies were interested.
He was making toilet seats for Boeing 747's in 1970 when he was introduced to Booker T. Jones (Booker T and the MG's), who subsequently produced Withers' first LP, Just As I Am, with Stephen Stills on lead guitar.
His first single, "Ain't No Sunshine" peaked at #3 in the US and won a Grammy award for Best Rhythm and Blues Song (1972). After "Grandma's Hands" stalled at #42, Sussex Records released his second LP, Still Bill, from which he had the two biggest hits of his career, the #1 "Lean on Me" and the #2 "Use Me." The former was composed in the late '60s while he was working at Lockheed Aircraft. A live LP yielded a mid-size hit, #31 "Kissing My Love," in 1973.
In the mid-1970's he changed labels (to Columbia) after a legal dispute with Sussex Records. When Sussex folded, Columbia bought all the rights to Withers' material. His only Top 40 hit for Columbia was "Lovely Day," which hit US #30 in 1977.
He wrote and provided vocal for Grover Washington Jr's #2 "Just the Two of Us" in 1981.
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