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Default RIP Bill Withers

One of my favorite songwriters (and probably one of yours, too).

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Strange coincidence, earlier this week I was doing a Zoom song session with this one woman I met at a retreat a few years ago. She did a "Mad Libs" version of Lean on Me. Second month in a row that a singer who was mentioned in one of my Zoom song sessions died. (Last month was Kenny Rogers.) If I were Paul Simon or Paul McCartney I'd be very careful right now....

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I didn't know he was alive. Beautiful songs. RIP
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such a short music career produced so many memorable songs, amazing
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Just checking his wiki: He had more compilation albums than studio albums!

"Ain't no sunshine" is a great song, even with a 28-I-Know's bridge. (I think it's 28.)

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His disdain for Columbia's A&R executives or "blaxperts", as he termed them, trying to exert control over how he should sound if he wanted to sell more albums, played a part in his decision to not record or re-sign to a record label after 1985, effectively ending his performing career, even though remixes of his previously recorded music were released well after his 'retirement'.[6][18][19][20][21] Finding musical success later in life than most, at 32, he has said he was socialized as a 'regular guy' who had a life before the music, so he did not feel an inherent need to keep recording once he fell out of love with the industry.[6] He has also stated that he does not miss touring and performing live and does not regret leaving music behind.[6][18] He seemingly no longer suffers from the speech impediment of stuttering that affected him during his recording career.[18]
Funk Pop a-Roll, indeed.
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