Simply Beautiful

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"Simply Beautiful"
Single by Al Green
from the album I'm Still in Love with You
Released 1972
Format 12" single 7" single
Genre R&B
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Al Green

"Simply Beautiful" is a 1972 song by Al Green from his album I'm Still in Love with You. It was sampled by Kanye West for Talib Kweli's song "Good To You," on Kweli's 2002 album Quality (album). Hip Hop group G-Unit also sampled the song on "Good To Me", from their popular mixtape, "Return of the Body Snatchers". Mary J. Blige's "PMS" sampled the song on her 2001 album, No More Drama. Destiny's Child sampled the song on the track "Bridges" from their self-titled debut album that was released in 1998.

Covers[edit]

In 2004, Queen Latifah covered the song for her debut all singing album, The Dana Owens Album. Al Green himself provided vocals for a duet. The song was released as a music video. It was never officially released as a single

In 2008, Maxwell appeared on the 2008 BET Awards, where he performed the song in a tribute to Al Green.[1][2] He also included the song in his set list during his 2009 BLACKsummers'night tour.[3]

The band Fantômas often use the song as a filler to calm down the audience, as compared to other songs performed in concert, it is very mellow.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Muziek | Myspace Music. Imeem.com. Retrieved on 2012-03-02.
  2. ^ Maxwell Shocks, Awes and Delights at BET Awards. Soulbounce.Com. Retrieved on 2012-03-02.
  3. ^ www.setlist.fm-maxwell at palace theatre. Retrieved on 2012-03.