Tuesday 30 April 2019

You've Got A Friend

This live cover of the Carole King classic never fails to put me in a good mood. It comes from one of my favourite live albums, Donny Hathaway Live. The album was released in 1972 from recordings of two gigs from the previous year, one side from the Troubadour in Hollywood and the other from The Bitter End in Greenwich Village. The album should be a fixture in anyone's collection who has even a passing interest in soul music and includes incredible versions off The Ghetto and Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything) as well as the track posted to be honest there isn't a duff track amongst the 8 on the record. The other great thing about this album as it seems to have captured the atmosphere of the shows and you can virtually hear the smiling that must have been on the faces of all present not least when the crowd sing along during You've Got A Friend.

Donny Hathaway - You've Got A Friend


The Swede said...

Well that was pretty glorious.

Brian said...

This will be a fixture in my collection. Thanks. Tremendous performance.