Bill Withers’ “Naked and Warm” – An Overlooked Gem

But with one listen to Naked & Warm, Withers’ sixth studio album and second outing on Columbia Records, it’s clear he reshaped the earthier modes of his original sound with a sleeker identity at the midpoint of the 1970s.

Source: Bill Withers’ “Naked and Warm” – An Overlooked Gem- CultureSonar

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Joni Mitchell’s isolated vocal on her classic song ‘River’

About the recent breakup of a romantic relationship, the singer is in deep longing to escape her emotional bonds as they grow too painful to her. The song is thought to be inspired by Mitchell’s relationship with fellow musician Graham Nash.  ~ Jack Whatley, Far Out Magazine

Source: Joni Mitchell’s isolated vocal on her classic song ‘River’

Wanted! The Outlaws 

Released on January 12, 1976 …

Wanted! The Outlaws is a compilation album by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter, and Tompall Glaser consists entirely of previously released material. It’s also the first “country” album I ever bought. Apparently, I wasn’t alone — it earned its place in music history by becoming the first country album to be platinum-certified, reaching sales of one million.