His impeccable phrasing combined with silky arrangements make this the perfect survival mechanism to get through November and December. All of Bill Withers classics are here on this Spotify playlist. Jose James starts our journey with “Ain’t No Sunshine” and we are gung ho. ”Grandma’s Hands” is merely stupendous. As you listen to “Lovely Day” , you’ll be transported to the classic r&b era. Lalah Hathaway compliments Jose James’s voice in this striking duet. Trip out to the scat singing. “Use Me” has a plaintive cry that will break your heart. He lovingly tackles “Just the Two Us” with an elegant ease that is breathtaking. Pure perfection!