30 days, 30 albums... Bill Withers - Live at Carnegie Hall

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Bill Withers if the Morgan Freeman of soul. He has such enormous integrity and has soul right to his bones. I think this is his finest hour – a dazzling concert in which he starts with a little uncertainty and ends up with the audience singing and clapping along with his every line, raising the rafters. The playing is wonderful too – funky and restrained, with a few tasteful string and horn overdubs. And there is some fantastic between-song patter, too, including a wonderful introduction to Grandma’s Hands. Unmissable. Every home should have one.