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"Ain't no Sunshine" by, Bill Withers

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Discreetb4u, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. edvard

    edvard Tele-Holic

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    One of my favorites when I'm in the mood for soul. There's loneliness hanging on every note in that one. About the video; that drummer looks do dang happy, and that's the chillest bass player I've ever seen.
     
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  2. Discreetb4u

    Discreetb4u TDPRI Member

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    AGREED!!!
    I've listened to this approx 8x already tonight.
     

  3. Rick330man

    Rick330man Tele-Meister

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    "I know, I know, I know, I know..."
     

  4. ndcaster

    ndcaster Friend of Leo's

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    always liked this guy

    Am7 Em G7 Am7

    people tend to forget the 7 in the G chord

    how many "I knows"? or how many bars of them?
     

  5. telepicker52

    telepicker52 Tele-Holic

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    I think there are 27 " I knows".
     

  6. tjnies

    tjnies Tele-Meister

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    Latrobe PA
    So, how many “I knows” in the break?
    As a teenager, I actually counted. I thought 26...
     

  7. Chicago Matt

    Chicago Matt Tele-Afflicted

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    Aug 23, 2014
    Woodstock
    When it was popular I was playing in a band where the drummer sang it. He would start with the "I knows" while he was riffing on the drums, and you could go get a sandwich and get back before he would finally go into "I can't leave the young thing alone..." ;)
     

  8. Teleposer

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    It's one of those songs.

    Pray to god you never write one like this.

    Because you'll never write another one like it again!
     
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  9. xafinity

    xafinity Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 24, 2015
    my Mom's basement
    For the BLUES fans here is a less heard version than Bill Withers or Jose Feliciano.
     
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  10. xafinity

    xafinity Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 24, 2015
    my Mom's basement
    Cant let Bill Withers get away with just one.
     

  11. Endless Mike

    Endless Mike Friend of Leo's

    Nov 2, 2016
    Arlington, Texas
    He's a Lay's potato chip!
     
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  12. RockerDuck

    RockerDuck Friend of Leo's

    Jan 29, 2010
    Marietta,GA
    I still play that song after 40 yrs.. Now it more blues standard.
     

  13. Teleposer

    Teleposer Tele-Meister

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    I still sing it in the bath.

    The neighbours still knock on the floor, shouting: "Put a bleeding sock in it!".

    It's endearing really.
     

  14. jannodude

    jannodude Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Probably one of the only songs I can sing out loud in public without feeling embarassed and also one of my favorite songs :p
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2017

  15. brbadg

    brbadg Tele-Holic

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    Aint no G7 in this song!
     

  16. fmmlp

    fmmlp TDPRI Member

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    That drummer has a very nice snare and kickdrum tone... sounds pretty good to me. And yes, he's getting a good time.
     

  17. Red_Gloria

    Red_Gloria TDPRI Member

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    May 18, 2015
    Bristol, UK
    Look at the expressions on the drummer's face. He knows exactly where she has been!
     

  18. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 13, 2011
    UK
    We rehearsed this a few times. No matter what we tried the singer never came back in at the right point, If we left it to him to come back when it felt right he would miss the beat despite the drums accompanying him throughout the break! some things are just not mean't to happen.
     

  19. Rick330man

    Rick330man Tele-Meister

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    Florida Keys
    Ain't no sunshine when G7 is gone.
     

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