DEEP CUTS FROM 1971: ‘ A SONG FOR YOU’- DONNY HATHAWAY

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Deep Cuts From 1971: ‘ A Song For You’ – Donny Hathaway. Written and first recorded in 1970 by Leon Russell- on his first album- Leon Russell- ‘A Song For You’ has been called an American classic by Sir Elton John. The song has been covered a number of times over the years- by such great artists as Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Ray Charles and The Carpenters. In 1971 soul singer Donny Hathaway gave the song his interpretation on his second album- Donny Hathaway. It was only an album cut- was never released as a single.

8 responses to “DEEP CUTS FROM 1971: ‘ A SONG FOR YOU’- DONNY HATHAWAY

  1. Beautiful song and he does it right. His voice reminds me of George Benson. The only other Hathaway song I know is the duet he did with Roberta Flack, “Where is the Love.”

  2. not half bad but not Leon. One of Russell’s best. I was lucky to see Leon in a tiny theatre not long before he died… seemed weak physically but still a great musician.

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