Bill Withers – Use me

classic soul
Music in this video
Use Me (Till You Use Me Up)
Al Jarreau
A Salute to Bill Withers (“Ain’t No Sunshine”)
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Bill Withers

Lyrics: ‘My friends feel it’s their appointed duty They keep trying to tell me All you want to do is use me But my answer, yeah to all that use me stuff I want to spread the news That if it feels this good getting used You just keep on using me Until you use me up Until you use me up My brother sit me right down and he talked to me He told me that I ought not to let you just walk on me And I’m sure he meant well Yeah, but when our talk was through I said, brother, if you only knew You’d wish that you were in my shoes You just keep on using me Until you use me up Until you use me up Sometimes, it’s true You really do abuse me You get me in a crowd of high-class people And then you act real rude to me But, oh baby, baby, baby, baby When you love me, I can’t get enough I want to spread the news That if it feels this good getting used Girl, you just keep on using me Until you use me up Until you use me up Talkin’ ’bout you usin’ people It all depends on what you do It ain’t too bad the way you’re usin’ me Cause I sure am usin’ you to do the things you do’ To do the things you do

Bill Gadson, Drummer
Bill Gadson, Drummer

Bill Withers

If this is your first time hearing this track, then bless your virgin ears. All of us are in for a treat. This Bill Withers track is on my desert island top five lists. Many of us know Bill Withers is the singer-songwriter who composed “ain’t no sunshine.” Those in the know know that bill withers is so much more than Ain’t no sunshine and grandma’s hands. Listening to this track will prompt you to play it back at least five times, even if you’re on your way out to work or a scheduled appointment. This track is so damn funky that one must give it the respect it deserves. Bill Withers’s “Use me” is Durham Cool’s Sunday music track for the week. I think you will agree this is a great way to funk up your Sunday brunch and start your week. James Gadson is the center of this incomparable groove.  See Gadson’s garage. Look at his sly smile throughout.  You know he is aligned with heart and soul.

In light of the April 3, 2020, sad news

’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

The headline should read, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, father, husband, great human being, National treasurer Bill Withers is in Heaven singing with God.

Use me for the next party in your home, apartment, car or boat

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