Melvin Dunlap (Bill Withers)


He was the anchor of Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, and later, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame soul icon Bill Withers.


Fueled by gospel, rhythm & blues, and jazz influences – among Melvin’s seminal tracks include “Express Yourself,” “Do Your Thing,” “Use Me,” “Who Is He and What Is He to You?” “Grandma’s Hands,” “Harlem / Cold Baloney.” 


Melvin’s weapons of choice include the Fender Telecaster bass and Fender Precision.


Melvin Dunlap Sound & Vision:


Watch Melvin with Charles Wright “Express Yourself”


Watch Melvin with Bill Withers


“Use Me”


“Ain’t No Sunshine”


“Grandma’s Hands”