Just As I Am

Bill Withers - Just As I Am
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1971 Ratings: #14 / 129
User Score
Based on 77 ratings
1971 Ratings: #31
Liked by 5 people
May 1, 1971 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sussex / Label
Soul, Country Soul / Genres
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Absolutely amazing and such an essential Deep Smooth Soul with some of the best songs to come out of Soul from the early 70's with some well beloved songs such as the most well known song by Bill Withers, AIn't No Sunshine but with some more really powerful cuts like Hope She'll Be Happier and In My Heart, Just As I Am is a powerful, emotionally charged record.

Track Review

Harlem 9.5/10
Ain't No Sunshine 10/10
Grandma's Hands 10/10
Sweet Wanomi 9/10
Everybody's Talkin' 9/10
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One of the great voices and the songs respect the singing…but few absolute classic tracks.
A undeniably underrepresented record within the soul and blues end of music, Bill Withers debut record is one that has always stood out to me heavily. When I first heard the track Grandma's Hands on the show Atlanta I caught the scent of something that would really work for me, so I dug into the whole record and was immediately hooked.

Withers debut record Just As I Am is a blunt representation of the artist, stripping bare his soul track by track through his powerful voice and apparent ... read more
Absolute masterpiece from one of the best singer-songwriters ever. My favorite. RIP

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction - "What few songs I wrote during my brief career, there ain't a genre that somebody didn't record them in. I'm not a virtuoso, but I was able to write songs that people could identify with. I don't think I've done bad for a guy from Slab Fork, West Virginia."
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Added on: November 26, 2015