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Donny Hathaway: Someday We'll All Be Free

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Donny HathawaySomeday We'll All Be FreeRhino France2010 Critical opinion has not always been kind to the singer Donny Hathaway, who died in 1979 at the age of 33. Some have decried an alleged bourgeoisification of soul; but more cruel, perhaps, is the general neglect of critical and commercial attention in which Hathaway's records languish. Rarely is he--or indeed, was he, during his lifetime--mentioned in the same breath as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder ...

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Donny Hathaway: Celebrating the Spirit and the Soul

Read "Donny Hathaway: Celebrating the Spirit and the Soul" reviewed by C.N. Harold

Few artists in Soul music incorporated the rhythms, technological interventions, and spiritual ethos of American jazz more fully than the late Donny Hathaway. Over the course of his recording career, the Chicago soul legend produced music which reminded many listeners of the fusion work of Donald Byrd, Bobbi Humphrey, Archie Shepp, Alice Coltrane, and Yusef Lateef. Connecting Hathaway with these and other jazz artists of the late sixties and seventies was his efforts to provide an aural landscape of black ...


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