Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Still Bill


I saw a trailer for this documentary on my WWOZ feed.  I started listening to the New Orleans radio station after the first season of Treme, and greatly enjoy the variety of music on their live streams.  Bill Withers is still around, although most people wouldn't know it by the low profile he has kept in recent years.  I suppose it wasn't necessarily a matter of choice, but one hopes that the documentary has revived interest in this great musician, who seemed to straddle the divide between R&B and Folk.  His Carnegie Hall album from 1972 sends shivers down my spine each time I listen to it.

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