Category: Bill Withers

Bill Withers: Live At The BBC 1973

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This blog isn’t really about bootlegs, but I grabbed this from a BBC TV broadcast (sound only) a while ago and it’s so great I thought I’d post it. Bill Withers was a big name in soul in the 70s with a string of great albums and singles. There was something about soul in the 70s which really works for me in a way that current stuff rarely does. There was a blandness which infected soul in the 80s and there hasn’t been much to float my boat since then. Withers wasn’t much into fame and disappeared many years ago, although there has been a flurry of interest in him recently – hence this broadcast.

If you like this, any of his classic 70s albums are worth a punt. I like Menagerie.

Set List:

1 Ain’t No Sunshine
2 Lonely Town, Lonely Street
3 Grandma’s Hands
4 Use Me
5 Let Me In Your Life
6 Lean On Me
7 Harlem