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Help - similiar albums to Donny Hathaway: Live

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Marlat, Nov 16, 2005.


  1. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    So I was at a music store and the dude that works there said to me I should check out this album "Donny Hathaway: Live" so I bought it thinking why not.

    I got home, listened to it and my ass has not stopped shanking to this thing. The funk and just laid back groove is incredible. So I am wondering if there are any other albums that have a similar feel to that Donny Hathaway album that I should be checking out. I really love the laid back groove feel of the album with the musicians (including Willy Weeks on bass) just jamming out.

    I bought Bill Whithers live at Carnegie Hall which is a great album but the feel is just not the same. Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Mark!!!!

    There's another one that has even more tracks!!!

    Do you have Rhapsody? It's on there.

    :D This album helps me wash dishes after a large meal! :D
     
  3. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I don't know what you are refering to?
     
  4. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    I don't either!

    :D

    How many tracks do you have on the Donny album?
     
  5. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    9 or so I think...the last one is a 13minute instrumental jam that is just da bomb! :D
     
  6. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    There's one with 13 or 14 tracks and an interview with Donny....same album, but more tracks:

    These Songs For You, Live! - Donny Hathaway.

    I talked to Willie about that album - he says he was overplaying! :eek: I thought he played perfectly! Oh, well....

    Let me know if you need more info, i'm on my way to a gig...

    :)
     
  7. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Weird...I checked out some Donny Hathaway 2-nite(& just loaded "Where Is The Love", "Closer I Get To You", "This Christmas", & the live cover of "What's Going On" into the iPod).

    Anyway-
    www.dustygroove.com used to stock In Performance...from the same time frame as the essential Live(w/ Willie Weeks) album. I kicked myself for not picking it up...apparently, it's OOP in the USA. Dusty is stocking something called These Songs For You, Live...they describe it as some combo of Live & In Performance.
    ***EDIT*** Just re-read Dusty Groove's notes...there are UNreleased tracks on These Songs For You, Live + tunes from the aforementioned Live albums. The backing band consists of Phil Upchurch, Cornell Dupree, Richard Tee, etc with Hathaway on electric piano. Sounds happenin' to me.
    BTW, on DG's homepage, I noticed a 'hard-to-find' album by the Fania All-Stars called Latin-Soul-Rock...the Fania All-Stars with Billy Cobham & Jan Hammer in a very '70-esque Santana vibe.

    Any of Donny Hathaway's albums are a keeper.
    Personally, I sometimes opt for the debut album.

    Happy hunting down under...
    ;)
     
  8. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    I found the live album, with an interview on Rhapsody...
     
  9. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    The Live album(w/ Willie Weeks' solo) was a holy grail item for me; stumbled upon it in a local record store as a German import...maybe 10 years ago?Once I got online, the album was everywhere! DG was selling it for about $11; a year or so ago, they were stocking In Performance for the same price...now it's gone & looks to replaced by These Songs For You, Live.

    I did notice Amazon(US) had these albums at IMPORT prices($25). Amazon's UK site had 'em at a better price(if my Pound-to-Dollar conversion is SAT).
    ;)
     
  10. I heard that Rhino Records reissued the Hathaway live CD.Does anyone here have it? Does it sound better than the original release?How many songs does it have?
     
  11. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    This thread is not really heading in the direction I hoped it would.
     
  12. RD

    RD

    Jun 17, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    I'd suggest checking out some of the albums that Willie Weeks has played on by "soul" artists other than Hathaway. There was an article on Weeks with a long list of artists he's worked with in the Aug issue of Bass Player. Maybe pick out some that strike you as soulful. One that I love, that gets a bit of that Hathaway soul/funk sort of feel is the Ray Charles tribute by John Scofield "That's what I say." From back in the day, you might try some of the Isley Brothers catalogue.
    Let me caution that I've never heard anything quite like that Donny Hathaway record though. It's kind of magical.
    RD
     
  13. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    :D Sorry, Mark...
     
  14. RD

    RD

    Jun 17, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    No, it's my fault I'm sure. I apologize.
    RD
     
  15. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    No, no, no, no....really, it's my fault...

    :D
     
  16. RD

    RD

    Jun 17, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Really, it's always my fault, as long as I can remember!
    RD
     
  17. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    :D
     
  18. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Do they ever? :D

    Try Aretha Franklin's Live at the Filmore West. Apart from singing "Eleanor Rigby" in the first person, it's a great album.

    I'd also recommend the Deluxe Edition of Marvin Gaye's What's Goin' On. It's got the full album, the original mix, and most of the album performed live in Washington, DC. Live Jamerson--can't beat it with a stick. :bassist:

    Good stuff.
     
  19. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Noted and it's on Rhapsody...I'm going to check it out...

    :)
     
  20. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Agree with both of those.
    Today I pulled out Live! by Marvin Gaye(from '73 or so)...can't/won't recommend that one.