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Bill Withers (2004)

Interview by Carl Wiser, Songfacts, January 2004

A masterclass in songwrting from a master songwriter: how his songs came into being, collaborations with others and how his life experiences are reflected in his lyrics.

File format: mp3; file size: 27.4mb, interview length: 29' 59" sound quality: ** (phone)

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Bill Withers: Bitter End, New York NYC

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, July 1971

Bill Withers Plays In Soul-Folk Style ...

Bill Withers

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, April 1972

WHEN 1971 is finally evaluated in years to come, historians will look back and acknowledge Bill Withers as one of the most significant and important ...

Bill Withers, Superstar

Report and Interview by Roger St. Pierre, NME, August 1972

WITHIN a year of its composer Bill Withers taking it high up the American chart, 'Ain't No Sunshine' has become firmly established as a soul ...

Bill Withers: Leanin' On Bill Withers

Profile and Interview by Phil Symes, Disc and Music Echo, August 1972

THAT OLD saying "never too late" is certainly true in the case of Bill Withers. Withers is just about the hottest male singer in America ...

Bill Withers: Morale Music For The People In The Ghetto

Interview by Ian MacDonald, NME, September 1972

A TELEPHONE CABLE that runs off the edge of Britain, down under the Atlantic, and up again into the heart of North America to St. ...

Lots of Sunshine for Bill Withers

Profile and Interview by Phil Symes, Disc and Music Echo, November 1972

MOST SONGWRITERS dream of one day writing a standard. Singers dream of establishing one. Bill Withers does both – frequently. You only have to look ...

Bill Withers: Making Music Till He Drops

Report and Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, November 1972

THE QUEST for that intangible magic with which so few of us are blessed, can often entail a very long journey indeed. And whilst Bill ...

Bill Withers/Fontella Bass: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, December 1972

IN THESE days when it's applied with alarming frequency to practically every new talent that emerges, the word "genius" as with so many other superlatives ...

Bill Withers: Live At Carnegie Hall (A&M)

Review by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, June 1973

FIRST TIME I saw Bill Withers live he was appearing at the huge Louisiana State Fair in Baton Rouge to a matter of about 20,000 ...

Bill Withers: Who Is He…( And What Is He To You)?

Profile and Interview by Don Waller, MOJO, August 2003

HE WAS 32 years old before he got his first record contract, with the Sussex label in 1970. He'd never played a live show. He ...

Legends of Songwriting: Bill Withers

Interview by Bill DeMain, Performing Songwriter, July 2004

A BLACK MAN wearing faded jeans and an orange turtleneck sweater sits on a stool. He's hunched over his acoustic guitar. Eyes closed, sweat glistening ...

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