Saturday, December 09, 2006
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST song of the day
Song: To Be Young Gifted And black
Album:A Donny Hathaway Collection
Now that I'm posting videos with this feature, I wanted to go back and visit Donny Hathaway. I've talked about his tragic suicide death. It's especially sad because he was one of the most talented performers ever. He could do it all. He's best known for his hit duets with Roberta Flack but you should dig a little deeper. This comp doesn't really do that but there isn't another one available. Donny's wonderful version of Nina Simone's To Be Young Gifted And Black is from his 1970 debut album Everything Is Everything. Donny had the ability of taking any song and giving that gospel vibe that I love so much. He's one of the all time geats of R & B. Here's Donny Hathaway performing Gene McLellan's gospel standard Put Your Hand In The Hand on The Flip Wilson show in 1970. Enjoy the magic of his performance.