It’s Jazz Appreciation Month on KUVO JAZZ!

Today we are highlighting one of the greatest songs in jazz Ain’t No Sunshine

“Ain’t No Sunshine” is a classic soul song by the American singer-songwriter Bill Withers, which was first released in 1971 on his debut album “Just As I Am.”

Withers’ soulful vocals and a simple but haunting melody, built around a repeating chord progression. The lyrics are about the feelings of loneliness and despair that come with the absence of a loved one. The chorus, which repeats the phrase “I know, I know, I know, I know” over and over again, has become one of the most recognizable and iconic moments in soul music history.

Withers wrote the song after watching the film “Days of Wine and Roses,” which deals with themes of addiction and codependency. The song’s melancholic tone and sparse arrangement reflect the feelings of isolation and longing that are central to the film’s story.

“Ain’t No Sunshine” is widely regarded as a masterpiece of soul music!

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