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The production on Just As I Am is just as tight as you’d expect an album made with Booker T Jones to be. Bill Withers may have been a rookie singer/songwriter, but the plates on this album were definitely not.
In this episode, we speak to folks who help Withers discover and perfect his...
Amir “Questlove” Thompson, in Rolling Stone in 2015, called Bill Withers the “last African-American Everyman … the closest thing black people have to a Bruce Springsteen.”
Withers’ Just As I Am was once referred to as “middlebrow soul.” That is to say, it was easily accessible at a time when...
In September of 1972, after having been nominated for three Grammys and winning one, Bill Withers spoke with The New York Times, and declared that the whole music thing was simply a phase for him.
In 1985, Bill Withers, walked away from the music industry, deciding to not record or re-sign to a...