Soul King Bill Withers

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So sorry to hear we lost Soul King Bill Withers.  I loved and listened to his music on repeat growing up.  Everything from Lovely Day, from the first note like someone turning the sunshine on, to songs like Grandma’s hands; the slow and gorgeous Hello Like Before, his more dance-oriented tracks, and everything in between.  So many phenomenal songs that touched so many.

Hugely influential, his songs have been covered by many, including artists as his website states, such as Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Liza Minnelli, Aretha Franklin, Tom Jones, Maroon 5, Linda Ronstadt, Paul McCartney, Sting, Joe Cocker, Johnny Mathis, Mick Jagger, Boney James, Al Jarreau, Morrisey, Nancy Wilson, Jimmy Buffett, Diana Ross, Shirley Bassey and Willie Nelson. Additionally, samples utilised by hit makers like Jay-Z, Akon, Kayne West, Tupac Shakur, Fatboy Slim, DMX and BlackStreet have powered innumerable hip-hop hits.

There’s some amazing footage of him in concert, here is a link to Bill with his band

Here’s a link to ever beautiful Lovely Day

Thank you from the heart for the music Bill

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