Soultracks Lost Gem: Bill Withers sings "Oh Yeah"

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    West Virginia native Bill Withers joined the L.A. music scene in the late 60s and hit the ground running with his first album, Just As I Am, and its instantly classic acoustic ballad, "Ain't No Sunshine."  Withers' understated, rootsy style was a perfect contrast to where popular music was going at the time, from pre-disco dance music to glam rock.  His second release, 1972's Still Bill, became a career disc, with top hits "Use Me" and "Lean On Me," arguably one of the greatest songs of the past half century. Click here for the full biography

    West Virginia native Bill Withers joined the L.A. music scene in the late 60s and hit the ground running with his first album, Just As I Am, and its instantly classic acoustic ballad, "Ain't No Sunshine."  Withers' understated, rootsy style was a perfect contrast to where popular music was going at the time, from pre-disco dance music to glam rock.  His second release, 1972's Still Bill, became a career disc, with top hits "Use Me" and "Lean On Me," arguably one of the greatest songs of the past half century. Click here for the full biography

    By the mid-80s, Bill Withers decided to stop recording, but not until he had released one last great album, Watching Me, Watching You and a terrific lead single, "Oh Yeah." The upbeat song didn't get the attention it deserved, but it was classic Bill Withers and is truly a Lost Gem. Check it out below and enjoy!

     

     

     
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