Bill Withers – ‘Bout Love (1978/2015) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Bill Withers – ‘Bout Love (1978/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 39:01 minutes | 738 MB | Genre: Soul, Funk, R&B
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Front Cover | © Legacy Recordings

Bill Withers collaborated with keyboardist/arranger/songwriter Paul Smith on this engaging set issued. Still Bill offers his usual mellowness and down-home sincerity on such cuts as “All Because of You,” “Dedicated to You My Love,” and the brotherly love-themed “Look to Each Other for Love.” There are surprising up-tempo tracks like the horn-punctuated Top 30 R&B lead single “Don’t Make It Better,” and the back-alley funk of its follow-up, “You Got the Stuff,” with its squishy, cartoonish vocoder-generated background vocals. “Love Is” and “All Because of You” are on Ain’t No Sunshine issued by BMG International on February 29, 2000. “Love Is” was covered by dance artist Gino Soccio on his S Beat LP. ~ Ed Hogan

01. All Because of You
02. Dedicated to You My Love
03. Don’t It Make It Better
04. You Got the Stuff
05. Look to Each Other for Love
06. Love
07. Love Is
08. Memories Are That Way

Bill Withers – vocals
Paul Smith – keyboards
Bryan Garofalo – guitar
Keni Burke – bass
Jerry Knight – bass
Russ Kunkel – drums
Ralph MacDonald – percussion