Let It Be

I’ve been in a Bill Withers rabbit hole since finding two of his 45s in the pile of 1,000 I bought over the holidays. Below is the wonderful hit, Ain’t No Sunshine, which I’m very pleased to own a copy of now. I was listening to Bill’s album, Just As I Am, and noticed the … Continue reading Let It Be

Play It, Steve

While listening to Sam & Dave’s classic hit song, Soul Man, it occurred to me that when they yell, “Play it, Steve!”, they are most likely referring to Steve Cropper. Last year, I picked up Steve Cropper’s album, With A Little Help From My Friends, released by Stax/Volt Records in 1969. It’s a great instrumental … Continue reading Play It, Steve

Go For Your Self

TGIF. Above is a funky Friday jam for you to play loud today. I discovered Kenny Smith after finding a 45 of him singing Keep On Walkin’ Baby. From there, I had to hear more and found his album, One More Day, which led me to this track, Go For Your Self. The drummer in … Continue reading Go For Your Self