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9.04.2008 г.

Donny Hathaway - 2004 - These Songs For You, Live!


A fantastic document of the genius of Donny Hathaway and a set that shows that the 70s soul legend was every bit as wonderful live as he was in the studio! The set features a huge number of unreleased tracks by Donny , grouped with numbers pulled from his two successful 70s live sets (Donny Hathaway Live and In Performance, neither of which are in print in the US!) The tracks feature Donny on electric keyboards and organ , leading a group of players that includes Phil Upchurch, Cornell Dupree, and Richard Tee , all coming together in a tightly-jamming small group formation that's quite different than the backing on Hathaway's studio albums. There's a warm, organic feel to the set that's really wonderful and which offers new versions of tunes you might only know from their studio incarnations, as well as a few covers of work by contemporary soul acts that come off amazingly well.

01 - Flying easy
02 - Valdez in the country
04 - You've got a friend
05 - He ain't heavy, he's my brother
07 - Yesterday
08 - Superwoman
10 - Sack full of dreams
12 - I love you more than you'll ever know
14 - Interview