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

Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, 9 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 screaming, near hysterical fans. That night not only Withers' message – preaching predominantly love and brotherhood – came across, but you could hear every single word he was singing.

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