Bill Withers, who was known for his collection of soul hits including “Lean On Me” passed Monday at age 81 from heart complications. Withers ascended in the world of soul music in the ’70s when he recorded a succession of genre-defining songs which began with the success of “Ain’t NoContinue Reading

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[youtube id=”7s6VbOEnsgk”]Bill Withers was a famous singer known for his folk-influenced soul by the time of his sixth album Menagerie in 1977. He wrote “Lovely Day” with Skip Scarborough who had penned songs for other premier R&B  acts of the time including Earth, Wind & Fire, LTD and The Emotions.Continue Reading

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[youtube id=”rwEXu3oo-xg”] [youtube id=”x80tq7lTlc4″] José James has two new videos for his ongoing tribute to Bill Withers with covers of “Hope She’ll Be Happier” and “The Same Love That Made Me Laugh.” It is the third song by Withers that James has covered following the premiere of “Better Off Dead”Continue Reading

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