Live (Donny Hathaway album)

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Live
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Live album by Donny Hathaway
Released 1972 (1972)
Recorded August 24–30, 1971 at The Troubadour in Hollywood
& October 1971 The Bitter End in New York
Genre Rhythm and Blues/Soul
Length 52:39
Label Atlantic
Producer Arif Mardin (side one)
Jerry Wexler & Arif Mardin (side two)
Donny Hathaway chronology
Donny Hathaway
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Live
(1972)
Extension of a Man
(1973)Extension of a Man1973
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Live is a 1972 live album by American soul artist Donny Hathaway. It was recorded at two concerts: side one at The Troubadour in Hollywood, and side two at The Bitter End in Greenwich Village, Manhattan.

The album features some traditional soul anthems, such as Marvin Gaye's 1971 hit "What's Going On", but also Carole King's pop standard "You've Got a Friend".

There are two notable solos on the album, one on the track "The Ghetto" by Hathaway on electric piano and another by Willie Weeks on bass on the track "Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)", taken from the performances recorded at The Troubadour and at The Bitter End accordingly.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "What's Goin' On" (Renaldo "Obie" Benson, Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye) – 5:18
  2. "The Ghetto" (Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson) – 12:08
  3. "Hey Girl" (Earl DeRouen) – 4:03
  4. "You've Got a Friend" (Carole King) – 4:34

Side two[edit]

  1. "Little Ghetto Boy" (Earl Derouen, Edward Howard) – 4:29
  2. "We're Still Friends" (Hathaway, Glenn Watts) – 5:12
  3. "Jealous Guy" (John Lennon) – 3:08
  4. "Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)" (Richard Evans, Philip Upchurch, Ric Powell) – 13:47

Personnel[edit]

Technical
  • Ray Thompson – recording engineer on side one
  • Tom Flye – recording engineer on side two
  • Arif Mardin - mixing
  • Jim Cummins - front cover photography

Later Samples[edit]