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Donny Hathaway

Donny Hathaway was one of the brightest new voices in soul music at the dawn of the '70s, possessed of a smooth, gospel-inflected romantic croon that was also at home on fiery protest material. Hathaway achieved his greatest commercial success as Roberta Flack's duet partner of choice, but sadly he's equally remembered for the tragic circumstances of his death -- an apparent suicide at age 33. Hathaway was born October 1, 1945, in Chicago, but moved to St. Louis when he was very young, and began singing in church with his grandmother at the scant age of three. He began playing piano at a young age, and by high school, he was impressive enough to win a full-ride fine arts scholarship to Howard University to study music in 1964. While in college, he performed with a cocktail jazz outfit called the Ric Powell Trio, and wound up leaving school after three years to pursue job opportunities he was already being offered in the record industry.

Hathaway first worked behind the scenes as a producer, arranger, songwriter, and session pianist/keyboardist. He supported the likes of Aretha Franklin, Jerry Butler, and the Staple Singers, among many others, and joined the Mayfield Singers, a studio backing group that supported Curtis Mayfield's Impressions. Hathaway soon became a house producer at Mayfield's Curtom label, and in 1969 cut his first single, a duet with June Conquest called "I Thank You Baby." From there he signed with Atco as a solo artist, and released his debut single, the inner-city lament "The Ghetto, Pt. 1," toward the end of the year. While it failed to reach the Top 20 on the R&B charts, "The Ghetto" still ranks as a classic soul message track, and has been sampled by numerous hip-hop artists. "The Ghetto" set the stage for Hathaway's acclaimed debut LP, Everything Is Everything, which was released in early 1970. In 1971, he released his eponymous second album and recorded a duet with former Howard classmate Roberta Flack, covering Carole King's "You've Got a Friend." It was a significant hit, reaching the Top Ten on the R&B charts, and sparked a full album of duets, Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway, which was released in 1972. The soft, romantic ballad "Where Is the Love?" topped the R&B charts, went Top Five on the pop side, and won a Grammy, and the accompanying album went gold.

Also in 1972, Hathaway branched out into soundtrack work, recording the theme song for the TV series Maude and scoring the film Come Back Charleston Blue. However, in the midst of his blossoming success, he was also battling severe bouts of depression, which occasionally required him to be hospitalized. His mood swings also affected his partnership with Flack, which began to crumble in 1973. Hathaway released one more album that year, the ambitious Extension of a Man, and then retreated from the spotlight; over the next few years, he performed only in small clubs. In 1977, Hathaway patched things up with Flack and temporarily left the hospital to record another duet, "The Closer I Get to You," for her Blue Lights in the Basement album. The song was a smash, becoming the pair's second R&B number one in 1978, and also climbing to number two on the pop charts. Sessions for a second album of duets were underway when, on January 13, 1979, Hathaway was found dead on the sidewalk below the 15th-floor window of his room in New York's Essex House. The glass had been neatly removed from the window, and there were no signs of struggle, leading investigators to rule Hathaway's death a suicide; his friends were mystified, considering that his career had just started to pick up again, and Flack was devastated. Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway was released in 1980, and both of the completed duets -- "Back Together Again" and "You Are My Heaven" -- became posthumous hits. In 1990, Hathaway's daughter Lalah launched a solo career. ~ Steve Huey
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Never My Love: The Anthology

Disc 1

1. I Thank You Baby

2. Just Another Reason

3. The Ghetto Part 1 (Single Version)

4. The Ghetto Part 2 (Single Version)

5. Thank You Master (For My Soul) (Promo Edit)

6. Voice Inside (Everything Is Everything)

7. Tryin' Times

8. To Be Young, Gifted And Black

9. I Believe To My Soul

10. This Christmas

11. A Song For You

12. Magnificent Sanctuary Band (Single Version)

13. Giving Up (Single Version)

14. Come Back Charleston Blue

15. Little Ghetto Boy (Studio Version)

16. Valdez In The Country

17. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know

18. Lord Help Me

19. Come Little Children (Single Version)

20. Love, Love, Love

21. Someday We'll All Be Free

22. You Were Meant For Me

Disc 2

1. Never My Love

2. A Lot Of Soul

3. Let's Groove

4. Latin Time

5. Tally Rand

6. Memory Of Our Love

8. After The Dance Is Done

9. Don't Turn Away

10. Always The Same

11. Brown Eyed Lady (Instrumental)

12. The Sands Of Time And Changes

Disc 3

1. What's Going On

3. Little Ghetto Boy

4. You've Got A Friend

5. Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)

6. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

8. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know

10. The Ghetto

Disc 4

1. I (Who Have Nothing)

2. You've Got A Friend

3. Baby I Love You

4. Be Real Black For Me

5. You've Lost That Loving Feeling

6. For All We Know

7. Where Is The Love

8. When Love Has Grown

9. Come Ye Disconsolate

10. Mood

11. The Closer I Get To You

12. You Are My Heaven

13. Back Together Again

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Track List: Extension Of A Man

2. Someday We'll All Be Free

3. Flying Easy

4. Valdez In The Country

5. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know

6. Come Little Children

7. Love Love Love

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Track List: Everything Is Everything

1. Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)

2. Je Vous Aime (I Love You)

3. I Believe To My Soul

6. Tryin' times

7. Thank You MAster (For My Soul)

8. The Ghetto

9. To Be Young, Gifted And Black

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Track List: Live

3. Hey Girl (Live)

4. You've Got A Friend (Live)

5. Little Ghetto Boy (Live)

6. We're Still Friends (Live)

7. Jealous Guy (Live)

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chiggy515
Rest in eternal peace Donny
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Love this song.
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I just saw a one man play about Donny Hathaway tonight. It is coming to Chi town in a few weeks and then to B More. If you are a fan of Donny, if it comes to your city. It is a must see. The play was about his mental disease and his musical ability. Must see. AWESOME
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I still have to stop and turn it up every time I hear it, SMH!!
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A good song
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One of my favorite songs....
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Luv the song
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Back Together Again was the shiizitt,old shcool 1976" bs@Yahoo.com . posted 4-3-16 yeah#
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Washed my car at a typical noisy self-wash carwash one sunny summer Saturday afternoon. Put on Donny's Live CD, turned around after the second track and he was the only sound heard. Got at least 5 requests to turn it up and 10 to ask who was that voice. That voice my man is Donny, that voice is timeless. Live on!
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Donny taking us to church
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love love love this song!!!!! Replay....al l day
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Yea
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So much life and truth to his music . Amen!! Alright.
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Love is still here
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. However if you don't post this you will be injured(but won't die) in two days now you started reading this so don't stop. Pose this on at least five other songs in the next 143 minutes when your done press f6 and your lovers name will app ear on the screen with big letter this is so scary because it actually works
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Man he had a great voice I love his music it hurts to know how he left us.
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The closer i get to you..
Great song..
Donny Hathaway. R. I.P.
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Danny Hathaway enough said
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One of a kind. Can't be duplicated. Whenever I hear his voice it causes me to stop wherever I'm doing and LISTEN .
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It just sounds quite strange how he died. He was so young, and it looks like his career was taking off. Since the authorities cannot prove he was murdered, or the were paid off, and maybe did not care overall, they ruled it as a suicide.
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Stumbled on a song one day and been hooked ever since Donny Hathaway....
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I just love Donny missing him dearly.RIP your music will never be forgotten
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Donny Hathaway is great!
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Smooth and beautiful... P E A C E
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I remember when I first heard this song, it reminded me to pray for my enemies, who despitfully misuse and misunderstan d me. Jesus Christ wants me to remember that He forgave me for all of my faults and saw my needs....God rains on the just and the injust....Bu t He wants all of use to be free and without fear in our hearts for one another. Love is the only solution. It's hard but He is Sovereign. Thank You my Lord for using Donny Hathaway on this song. Praise God
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For All We Know...this song really gets to me..in a good way. So much love for you Donny Hathaway...r i p
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We all have tryin' times and Mr. Hathaway just gave a song and it smooth but true. Another bad brother from the "CHICAGO" . Do I need to say anymore - NO.
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LOVE THIS SONG LIKE SO MANY OTHER SONGS LOOKING FORWARD TO LISTENING TO KUCR OLDIES TONITE HAVE A NICE WEEKEND ALL :)
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Beautiful!
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Donny has a voice that can't be duplicated. He reaches your soul. I wish there was another. RIP my Brother.
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Love Donnie Hathaway's voice. So talented, gone too soon....
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Good Lord! All mighty
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first_ladyre e
The Piano... my goodness
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Soul Brother
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That's real love. I love u Donny for ever Rip ������
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What a great smooth voice , I wish he was still here. I just discovered him recently
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I grew up off of his music RIP Donny wonderful memories listening to this song very very talented artist
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hey badass
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He was one of my favorites in the 70's. His sound was so Soulful with an arrangement of Gospel his voice gave me goose bumps!
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He is a genius with a voice of inspiration.
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ericcwil75
Stevie wonder said Donny was his mentor and if you listen to Stevie's style you can hear the similarities in their music.
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ericcwil75
A poet with a wonderful voice!!!
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a leagend
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I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know...Donny preaching on this song
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Lightyear groove
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A. Bad. Cat !!!! Only. One. Donny. Hathaway !!!!!
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Al Wadood Jabbar his music gives a desire to keep moving foward
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