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Donny Hathaway

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Jerry Wexler: Aretha, She's Just Unbelievable

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 22 January 1971

JERRY WEXLER is without doubt, one of the great producers who revolutionised Rhythm and Blues music in the 50's and 60's. ...

Donny Hathaway: Everything Is Everything (Atco)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 30 January 1971

A USEFUL glossary of soul terms occurs during the title track, a warm, friendly if somewhat meaningless piece of philisophy. ...

Donny Hathaway Is A Genius

Profile by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 16 April 1971

WITH THE natural progression of our music, for the first time we are able to claim musical genius within Soul Music. ...

Roberta Flack: Carnegie Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, 22 May 1971

I KNOW I'VE said it all before, but here we go again: Roberta Flack's concert at Carnegie Hall was so enjoyable. Visually, when she starts ...

The Word Is Out On Donny Hathaway

Profile by Jerry Wexler, Fusion (advertisement), 25 June 1971

A FEW WEEKS ago, the superb composer-singer Carole King picked up eight copies of Donny's first LP (Everything Is Everything, produced by himself) and distributed ...

Donny Hathaway: Donny Hathaway (Atco)

Review by Loraine Alterman, The New York Times, 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 ...

Donny Hathaway, Ian Matthews: Troubadour, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 26 August 1971

THE TROUBADOUR this week is the scene of one of those unfortunate billings, a pairing whose promise as one of the club's most attractive one-two ...

Donny Hathaway: Donny Hathaway Live! (Atlantic K40369 £2.09) ****

Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 28 April 1972

DONNY HATHAWAY has quietly established himself as one of the most successful of the newer acts. His great strength seems to lie in his knowledge ...

Donny Hathaway: Aiming High

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 28 April 1972

AS WAS written in the Bill Withers feature in the last issue of B&S, there have been a handful of new talents in the 70's ...

Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack: Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 6 May 1972

Soulful, Powerful Show ...

R&B is B(l)ack and Involved

Comment by Bob Merlis, Words & Music, July 1972

WE'VE BEEN experiencing a remarkable phenomenon in recent months; the re-emergence of rhythm and blues as an important force in American popular music. Since it ...

Donny Hathaway: Everything Is Everything (Atlantic K40063)

Review by Penny Valentine, Sounds, 9 September 1972

DONNY HATHAWAY, the young black writer/producer/arranger/keyboard player who has worked with Mayfield, Flack, Jerry Butler, Staple Singers and Carla Thomas, comes up here with his ...

Donny Hathaway: Donny's Return

Interview by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, 24 February 1973

NEW YORK — DONNY HATHAWAY hasn't been around for several months, so it was nice to see him back in New York, looking good and recording ...

Donny Hathaway: Reassessing His Musical Life

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 14 September 1973

2008 intro: Donny Hathaway was in London on vacation after completing work on a new album, Extensions Of A Man and took a brief time ...

A Tribute to Donny Hathaway

Obituary by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 13 February 1979

THE TRAGIC news of the death in mid-January of Donny Hathaway no doubt shocked the gifted singer-songwriter's many admirers across the world and it was ...

Half-life in the Bush of Ghosts: Come back, Donny

Retrospective by Kandia Crazy Horse, Creative Loafing, 17 April 1999

MY RECENT THEORY is that if the late soulman/scribe Donny Hathaway had been white he would be as (cult) famous as Cosmic American Gram Parsons; ...

Donny Hathaway and Laura Nyro: Live From Planet Soul

Retrospective by Mark Anthony Neal, PopMatters, 24 August 2004

Donny Hathaway and Laura Nyro were both products of an era when Soul music had a transformative power and These Songs for You, Live! and ...

Ed Pavlic: Winners Have Yet to Be Announced – A Song for Donny Hathaway (University of Georgia Press)

Book Review by Mark Anthony Neal, PopMatters, 21 April 2008

I'VE SPENT better part of that last 20-years – what seems like a lifetime – trying to write about Donny Hathaway. It's not as though ...

The Specialist: Soul reissues

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, Fall 2008

WHEN JERRY Wexler convinced the young Aretha Franklin to defect from Columbia to Atlantic in late 1966, few grasped that the signing was in fact ...

Donny Hathaway: Never My Love: The Anthology (Atco) 9/10

Review by Terry Staunton, Uncut, February 2014

Superb overview of the soul man's tragically short career ...

see also Roberta Flack


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