Bill Withers

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Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, and the most memorable boxing entrances

Floyd Mayweather stood prancing in his dressing room at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, long after his cue to…

April 30th, 2015 | Ericka Blount Danois | Guest Blog
Marvin Gaye Grammys

Grace Jones and Rick James present Marvin Gaye with Best R&B Male Vocalist Grammy in 1982

  Every year, the Grammys catch a lot of flak—for not getting hip-hop right, for missing the mark on…well, just…

April 3rd, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Videos
Terry Reid

Terry Reid passed on Led Zeppelin to follow his own path

Terry Reid passed on the opportunity to become the front man of Led Zeppelin—instead introducing Robert Plant to Jimmy Page. His choice to carry on as a solo act never paid off with the heights of fame and fortune of his musical pals, yet he recorded two soulful folk-rock masterpieces and has become known as an artist’s artist, championed by many of the greats as the genuine article.

December 8th, 2014 | Wax Poetics | Articles


Tree is a twenty-nine-year-old artist from Chicago’s South Side.

August 15th, 2013 | Zach Moldof | Guest Blog/Tracks
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Deep jazz cuts from L.A. Jay

March 13th, 2013 | Alice Price-Styles | Guest Blog/Mixtape
Royal Flush

I mastered what?

You’ve heard, loved, and looked out the window wistfully to “I’m a Fool to Want You” and “Cristo Redentor,” and watched me walk down the street to “The Emperor” (DON’T LIE I SAW YOU)…

March 4th, 2013 | Logan Melissa | Guest Blog
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Issue 44

  re:Discovery Bill Withers, Egle Martin, United States Navy Port Authority Soul Band, James Spaulding, Bennie Maupin The Budos Band Staten Island…

December 7th, 2010 | Wax Poetics | Wax Poetics Magazine
On the bass in Berkeley, 1984, and skating circa late '70s.

Double Time

“I’ll take the dusty sound of a 45 over slick studio tracks any day,” so says Tommy Guerrero, whose name…

June 1st, 2007 | David Ma | Articles
Bill Withers

Bill Withers

Bill Withers reunited with his old rhythm section, the core of the Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band, for the recording…

May 1st, 2006 | Wax Poetics | Re:Discovery
Issue 16

Issue 16

Bill Withers was a soft-spoken musical maestro who quietly took over the music industry in 1971 with his unassuming B-side,…

April 1st, 2006 | Wax Poetics | Wax Poetics Magazine

Creative Source

The down-home West Virginia persona that Bill Withers repped on his album covers and embodied in his music couldn’t have…

April 1st, 2006 | Wax Poetics | Re:Discovery
Laura Lee Women's Love Rights

Laura Lee Women’s Love Rights

In the early ’70s, Buddah Records, which had previously built its reputation on an odd melange of bubble-gum pop (Tommy…

January 1st, 2006 | Wax Poetics | Re:Discovery
Bernard Purdie

Bernard Purdie

“Bernard is very sharp,” once said Galt MacDermot. “He plays a lot of interesting rhythms.” Indeed. And many admirers have…

October 14th, 2003 | Wax Poetics | Record Rundown