Many of us are mourning the loss of the great Bill Withers, who passed away today. His music touched many people throughout their lives with several of his songs lasting for decades beyond their first release. To make up for the loss of his inspirational voice and powerful music, we have a wonderful documentary that you can watch right now: The Black Godfather.
Available right now on Netflix, the documentary tells the story of Clarence Avant, a music executive who helped shape the landscape of R&B and soul music. He helped influence numerous famous and beloved artists, including Withers, and the film shows just how far his impact reached within the industry.
If anything, you can listen to Withers tells his story of how Avant signed him and even encouraged him to release his song “Lean on Me” as a single. It gives some wonderful insight to a musician at the top of his craft, and a brilliant producer who knew that.
If you are looking for something to watch today that moves you the way that Bill Withers did through his music, then this documentary is the perfect choice for you.
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