Swayed, though I did get. The song spoke of a simple theme of friendship and was a gospel-like rendering by Withers. Replete with rumbling, solemn piano chords and shimmering strings in all their glory, this classic was Withers in total artistic command of what he could do as a singer and musician. Withers grew up poor, but with a constant influence of music in his life, No Sunshine - Various - Rapline (Cassette) country to pop standards, such as Sinatra and Nat King Cole.
He was drawn to singing gospel No Sunshine - Various - Rapline (Cassette) capella, as it did not require him to buy any instruments. Having been afflicted with a severe stutter did not help, as he was at the receiving end of a lot of abuse.
His time in the Navy helped him overcome the speech impediment and boosted his confidence in his abilities. No Sunshine - Various - Rapline (Cassette) occurred to Withers that music might be some kind of a calling, after watching artists such as Lou Rawls perform in nightclubs. Soon, he was able to channel his inner songwriter and turned his passion into a career pursuit.
He worked in aircraft factories as a mechanic and made demos at night, before landing a record deal. He never looked back, releasing new music until Withers did not quite become a superstar, even when he was signed to a major record label.
The age-old artist-executive tussle saw him get disillusioned with the business side of things. He had never considered music his sole purpose in life. As he had got into it in his 30s, when he was a fully-formed person with wide-ranging interests, he never felt particularly indebted, nor ingratiated himself to it.
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