“I wanted to sing… to say something that hasn’t been said.”
– Bill Withers
On a quiet Sunday night, few things sounds as good as the earnest soulfulness of Bill Withers. Tonight I’ve enjoyed hearing Withers talk about his late arrival into the music scene, his take-it-or-leave-it attitude towards fame, his quiet love of privacy, and his musical groundings — interspersed with so many of his songs that I haven’t heard in too long:
Bill Withers Podcast One (7 minutes)
This podcast via Legacy Podcasts; jet over and listen to Part 2 here. The Earbender Legacy Podcast Black History Month series salutes Bill Withers and other great African-American artists all month, with 28 pieces in 28 days.
Hope She’ll Be Happier – Bill Withers
I Can’t Write Left Handed (live at Carnegie Hall) – Bill Withers
[live track via the incomparable AD]