Sunday, September 14, 2014
Some Sunday Soul...
Before "What's Going On" and the best of Curtis Mayfield's wonderful social commentary material in the 70's we had the debut album from the extremely gifted Donny Hathaway. Released in 1970, "Everything Is Everything" was one of the first albums to comment directly on what was really happening in inner city US cities in the early 70's. His rich, emotive vocals on his debut introduced the world to one of the finest soul voices ever. Hathaway's background in gospel and classical music are both very much in evidence on an album that seems to have been forgotten about over the years. Shame really as it is the equal of 70's material from the likes of Marvin, Curtis and Gil Scott Heron.
For some top quality soul head over here where Mr Charity Chic has just finished his 50 week Southern Soul series with a couple of terrific songs from James Carr.