(1974 Sussex Records)
It is terribly lazy to release endless compilations of artists such as Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers when their music was created to be heard in album form. Side one of Bill Withers “Making Music” is virtually a continuous soulful exercise and to butcher it for a compilation, rather that release the original masterpiece, borders on an Art crime. Here again we have another Bill Withers album that is unavailable in any form other than the original Vinyl. The music monopolies would never be so irreverent to the Beatles or Madonna.
+’Justments is Bill Withers third studio album. It has a guest appearance by Dorothy Ashby playing Harp on "The Same Love That Made Me Laugh" and Jose Feliciano is featured on "Railroad Man". +'Justments is less successful than its predecessors because the songs on offer are not that strong. "Ruby Lee" has a sweet bass-line and "Heartbreak Road" has a great feel but they come across as improvisational extentions rather than fully fledged songs. "Railroad Man " is a case in point. The charm of the song "Liza" is undeniable and "Make A Smile For Me" is simply beautiful.
Recorded at The Record Plant, LA
2. The Same Love That Made Me Laugh
4. Green Grass
5. Ruby Lee
1. Heartbreak Road
2. Can We Pretend
4. Make A Smile For Me
5. Railroad Man