119: “I Can’t Write Left-Handed” by John Legend and The Roots

Boo-yah.Aw damn, y’all.  John Legend and The Roots have done it right on this album, Wake Up!, paying homage to ponderous soul tunes from the 60’s and 70’s.  It’s heavy and enlightening.

Here’s the Bill Withers cover.  Speaks for itself!!

(Gotta click the link to watch on YouTube and suffer a commercial, but I promise it’s worth it.)  Enjoy!

Song: I Can’t Write Left-Handed
Artist: John Legend & The Roots
Album: Wake Up!
Label: G.O.O.D. Music / Columbia Music
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes

67: “I’m Her Daddy” by Bill Withers

Not the guy who dies in an episode of Star Trek.I first heard this song on a compilation by Tommy Guerrero called Another Late Night.

From Bill Withers‘ 1971 release, Just As I Am, “I’m Her Daddy” is a dark tune sung by a father questioning his lost love about the 6-year-old daughter he didn’t know he had.  Everyone knows what THAT feels like.  Awkward as a full-on shart. But he’s willing to sing through it.

6 years, Lucy, Lord have mercy, that’s a long time.


Song: I’m Her Daddy
Artist: Bill Withers
Album: Just As I Am
Label: Columbia/Legacy
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes