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Sunday, 9 November 2014

Some Sunday Soul

If you like today's offerings I'll happily take the credit.
However, if you don't it is quite clearly Scott's fault!

His postings and writing  on songs by both Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway had me tracking down Best Of's by both artists recently to hear a little bit more of what they are all about.
And two excellent artists and albums they are too.
Roberta Flack is obviously best known for for the ballads Killing Me Softly With His Song and First Time Ever I Saw Your Face and has a great soul voice.
I hadn't really heard of Donny Hathaway and he was a great discovery. Another great soul voice sounding not unlike Stevie Wonder at times.Sadly Donny had significant mental health problems and took his own life at the tragically young age of 33.He did however leave a tremendous legacy of music.

Roberta and Donny recorded a couple of best selling duet albums and seeing as how I bought their records on the same day it would be somewhat churlish not to share a  couple of duets which feature on both albums with you.

Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway -Where Is The Love

Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - Back Together Again


  1. May I recommend Donny's Everything Is Everything album? It's a masterpiece is why.

  2. Hi CC, I'll quite happily accept the blame, although if anyone doesn't like these two wonderful tracks you really do have to wonder what is wrong with them...

    1. Your right there Scott - am on a Roberta and Donny roll at the minute acquiring Roberta Flack featuring Donny Hathaway on vinyl yesterday