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Studio Rio – Podcast 1

Posted by Andy Cahn On June - 23 - 2014

What if Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Nina Simone, the Isley Brothers, Billie Holiday and other made their iconic records backed by Brazil’s all-time great musicians?  “Studio Rio Presents the Brazilian Connection” brings these hypotheticals to life and this four-part podcast shows how it was done.

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Bill Withers 4

Posted by Legacy Recordings On February - 27 - 2009

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Bill Withers 3

Posted by Legacy Recordings On February - 20 - 2009

The story of Bill Withers continues with the artist, himself, thinking back to the the making of his debut album.   The record was produced by legendary R&B keyboardist Booker T Jones.  In an odd twist, the backing band was most of the Booker T & the MGs, but with Steven Stills subbing for Steve Cropper.  The combination was perfect for Bill Wither’s acoustic soul.  Critic Anthony DeCurtis adds some of his own insights about these sessions.

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Bill Withers 2

Posted by Legacy Recordings On February - 13 - 2009

The music of Bill Withers can definitely speak for itself as a timeless collection of songs, perfect for 1971 with it’s mix of gritty southern R&B, introspective and politically charged lyrics, and even a touch of Woodstock hippie vibes.   But his debut album, “Just as I Am” has a very underrated role in the history of landmark albums by DIY artists who circumvented the major label system.   Bill discusses how he was put off by the LA star machine and wound up landing at Clarence Avant’s startup indie label, Sussex Records.

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Bill Withers 1

Posted by Legacy Recordings On February - 6 - 2009

Every Friday in February, find out why Bill Withers is just as he is.  In a rare interview, Bill discusses his career as a groundbreaking singer/songwriter.  He mostly focuses on his 1971 debut “Just as I am” – a classic album that features hits like “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Grandma’s Hands.”  His low-key mix of folk, funk and gospel is evident on those two hits and throughout the album.

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