Donny Hathaway

Donny Hathaway



Donny Edward Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American jazz, blues, soul and gospel singer, songwriter, arranger and pianist. Hathaway signed with Atlantic Records in 1969 and with his first single for the Atco label, "The Ghetto", in early 1970, Rolling Stone magazine "marked him as a major new force in soul music."[1] His enduring songs include "The Ghetto", "This Christmas", "Someday We'll All Be Free", "Little Ghetto Boy", "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know", signature versions of "A Song for You" and "For All We Know", and "Where Is the Love" and "The Closer I Get to You", two of many collaborations with Roberta Flack. "Where Is the Love" won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1973. At the height of his career Hathaway was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and was known to not take his prescribed medication regularly enough to properly control his symptoms.[2] On January 13, 1979, Hathaway's body was found outside the luxury hotel Essex House in New York City; his death was ruled a suicide.



A Song For You
A Song For You is an album by musical group Donny Hathaway, released on December 17, 2016.
Earth, Wind & Fire
This Christmas
"This Christmas" is a song by American soul musician Donny Hathaway released in 1970 by Atco Records.
Live is a 1972 live album by American soul artist Donny Hathaway.

Photos - Donny Hathaway41

Popular Albums14

Album Appearances & References15

Live Album Appearances & References1

Popular Songs3

Song Appearances & References8

Musical Groups3

Minor Film Appearances & References1

TV Shows2

Collaborators & Influencers15

Other Music-Related Relationships14

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships2

Spotify - Albums199


Spotify - Appears On9


Spotify - Top Tracks10


News Articles17

Going for Gold: The Association’s “Never My Love” Goes Gold
  –  November 27, 2017
And then there were versions by Booker T. & the M.G.’s, the Four Tops, Barry Manilow, Etta James, the Ventures, Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Donny Hathaway, Bryan Adams, David Hasselhoff… But we’re getting off-track. The point of bringing up all ...
Legacy by Jay-Z Songfacts
  –  November 27, 2017
Producer No I.D. chopped up for this song the horns and vocals from Donny Hathaway's 1973 track "Someday We'll All Be Free." The Chicago beatmaker also borrows elements from El Michels Affair's tune "Glaciers of Ice."
Tune in to the holidays
  –  November 26, 2017
Versions of Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” and Charles Brown’s “Please Come Home for Christmas” further amplify the soul quotient. Throughout the album, Robinson’s rhythms will help you forget your blues. Gwen Stefani’s Christmas album ...
Holiday gift guide: Albums
  –  November 26, 2017
Versions of Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” and Charles Brown’s “Please Come Home for Christmas” further amplify the soul quotient and throughout the album Robinson’s rhythms will help you forget your blues. Gwen Stefani’s Christmas album ...
How Much New Christmas Music Can We Take?
  –  November 24, 2017
Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas.” The very idea of Christ isn’t explicitly acknowledged until eight songs in, via an atmospheric, acoustic rendition of “Silent Night.” Clover: Midway through “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”
Tis' the Season for All Things Merry & Bright: Q&A with Trumpeter Charles Lazarus
  –  November 24, 2017
Then there are soul hits like "This Christmas" by Donny Hathaway, as well as an Aaron Neville tune called "Louisiana Christmas Day." There's so many great songs spannings so many centuries, the possibilities of the way you can arrange these songs is pretty ...
It’s almost Christmas: the 11 best black holiday films ever — and ranked
  –  November 22, 2017
The official holiday track for black households everywhere is Donny Hathaway’s most excellent 1970 “This Christmas,” so it’s fitting that we get a holiday film about all of the obstacles that a typical family has to overcome. Also: The cast in this ...
Boyz n the Wells: Kyle Abraham in London
  –  November 22, 2017
There are also large helpings of easy-listening soul from Sam Cooke and Donny Hathaway, whose “Someday We’ll All Be Free” accompanies the work’s sobering diminuendo. Abraham’s wide-ranging movement vocabulary — he himself dubbed it “a ...
In Holiday Spirits: 6 Hip-Hop Artists Share Thankful Moments Of 2017
  –  November 22, 2017
Me and my mom will perform “Where Is The Love,” by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway, we’ll sing that one. My uncle, who was a huge Prince fan, he’ll sing “The Beautiful Ones” by Prince, which is one of the most hilarious things you’ll ever ...
Get in the holiday mood with Sia, Smokey and Stefani
  –  November 21, 2017
Versions of Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” and Charles Brown’s “Please Come Home for Christmas” further amplify the soul quotient and throughout the album Robinson’s rhythms will help you forget your blues. — Pablo Gorondi ( ...
Sam Sparro Prefers His Christmas 'Blue' With New EP, Teases Forthcoming Full-Length Album
  –  November 21, 2017
I love Mariah Carey's Christmas album. I think that's one of my favorite ones. I might attempt some of that one day, but I also really love Donny Hathaway's "This Christmas." That's one of my favorite ones but I almost feel like it's untouchable.
You don’t have be to an activist to resist
  –  November 20, 2017
I go to bed thinking about it,” Hathaway said in an interview with Mic. She is the daughter of the late, legendary soul singer Donny Hathaway and musician Eulaulah Hathaway. She trained at the prestigious Berklee College of Music and released her first ...
The Gift of Thanks
  –  November 16, 2017
Mike and Erica will pay tribute to the music of John Denver, Donny Hathaway, Carole King and others. Tickets are $20 for general admission, and $75 for VIP tickets, which include the concert plus an exclusive afterparty.
London Jazz Festival review: Seal and Mica Paris steal the show
  –  November 16, 2017
Mica Paris, exploring her sublime lower registers, had earlier likened singing with Guy Barker’s 42-piece orchestra to lying on a bed of roses, a luxury revelled in by Tony Momrelle, whose take on the Donny Hathaway/Leon Russell classic A Song For You ...
Watch Alex Clare Perform Live at Paste
  –  November 14, 2017
British singer Alex Clare grew up on blues and soul—think Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway—and eventually grew into a raspy tenor that suited the music he loved listening to and playing. As he picked up more modern British sounds like dubstep and drum ...
How Lannie Garrett Lied Her Way Into Her First Concert
  –  November 14, 2017
We opened the show for the Four Tops. Eventually we were hired to be the house band at the Warehouse, and we went on to open for Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Mel Torme and Donny Hathaway, to name a few. “The day after our premiere, I read my first review ...
Pacers' Victor Oladipo Releases Musical Debut 'Song for You'
  –  August 31, 2017
Victor Oladipo put his musical talents on display by releasing a modern remake of Donny Hathaway's "A Song for You." Before making his Indiana Pacers debut, the 25-year-old guard unveiled his first track on SoundCloud. He explained his motivation to ...

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