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Donny Hathaway: Donny Hathaway (Atco)

Loraine Alterman, New York Times, The, 1 August 1971

EVER SINCE Otis Redding's tragic death in 1967, record companies have been searching for the great black hope to fill his shoes. Whenever a new artist is mentioned in the same breath as Redding, the newcomer suffers because the public expects too much.

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