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José James - Lean On Me

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Singer-songwriter José James is releasing Lean On Me, a tribute album including 12 of Bill Withers' most undeniable and soulful songs produced by Blue Note president Don Was and recorded in Capitol's legendary Studio B with a dream team band: Pino Palladino (bass), Kris Bowers (keys), Brad Allen Williams (guitar) and Nate Smith (drums). Withers' nuanced perspective on romantic love rings out: the ache of “Ain't No Sunshine,” echoed by Bowers' expressive Rhodes; the celebration of vulnerability on “Use Me,” featuring Takuya Kuroda's Voodoo-evoking brass arrangements; and the bittersweet balladry of “Hello Like Before,” here in a dreamy hue. And then there's “Lovely Day,” which displays Lalah Hathaway's voice dancing along with James’ to all that ineffable joy.

Tracklist:

  1. Ain’t No Sunshine
  2. Grandma’s Hands
  3. Lovely Day feat. Lalah Hathaway
  4. Lean On Me
  5. Kissing My Love
  6. Use Me
  7. Who Is He
  8. Hello Like Before
  9. Just The Two Of Us
  10. Hope She’ll Be Happier
  11. The Same Love That Made Me Laugh
  12. Better Off Dead

Please note: digital downloads are not available to customers outside of the United States.