Corey Glover of Living Colour shares his 10 Essential Bill Withers songs. As a young kid growing up in New York, Corey first discovered the timeless music of Bill Withers in his home and on long car-rides with the family. The work of Bill Withers would inspire and influence Corey’s life as a performer, vocalist, and songwriter both in Living Colour and in his solo career. He also shares memories of meeting and getting to know Bill, his appearance in the Still Bill documentary, some insights on the songs, the lyrics, what Bill’s presence in the music world meant to the black experience in the early and mid-1970s and much more.
Me’Shell Ndegeocello joins Eric in conversation to discuss her early days growing up in a musical home, discovering exciting and varied music in her family’s vast record collection, buying her first Prince record, auditioning for Living Colour just before signing her major label deal, working in the hit-centric music business, thoughts on recent comments regarding female artists from the Grammy world, thoughts on the current political and social climate in the world, the importance of her musical project Can I Get A Witness? The Gospel of James Baldwin and what is ahead for that, her current covers record Ventriloquism and what inspired the interesting song choices she made for that record, what’s next and much more!
Dweezil Zappa, Jeff Watson, Steve Lukather, Vernon Reid and Patrick Mameli of Pestilence join Eric in conversation to pay tribute to musical pioneer and guitar god Allan Holdsworth. Lots of funny stories, tributes, praise, kind words and guitar geekery in homage to Mr Holdsworth. Part 1 of 3.