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Post by JamesN. » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:49 am

Donny Hathaway during his brief time had one of the most profound musical voices of his generation in Rhythm and Blues or what we called Soul Music of the 1970's. Although not as well known to the general public he represented to many a benchmark by which others were measured. Formally trained he was the total package as a vocalist; musician; and composer; and always used the best players in his field. Recognized mainly for his duets with Roberta Flack on hits such as: " Where is a Love " and " The Closer I Get To You "; his real body of work has had more of an impact amongst other artists and his fan base. He suffered throughout his life from severe depression diagnosed as " Paranoid Schizophrenia ". He sadly ended his life by suicide during one of his last recording projects with his brief career lasting only 10 years. The lyrics of this first song: " Someday We'll All Be Free "; were written for him years earlier by fellow musician Edward Howard for and about his mental pain. ( Links to these lyrics and a Bio are included directly following the selection if interested. ) The song itself later became a representational voice of " Black Rights " for it's use in Spike Lee's documentry: " Malcolm X ". But it's true meaning is as an anthem for all humanity in their common bond of suffering; anguish; heartache; and pain. :idea:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDHmhBjl70o

http://www.metrolyrics.com/someday-well ... haway.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donny_Hathaway



I have included 3 other songs to give you better idea of him as an artist.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dko6eQl4 ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLUh70zp ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTkt76Q6v5g


Cindy; I thought you might like this first song. It's a nice little reference to your work and your efforts here on this website in helping others in the understanding of Jung and the many other mental related issues, concerns, and surprises that come up; for it truely matters. Thank you. 8)

( Oh and before I forget; Al that was a great video on the Jerry Garcia 70th Birthday Bash. Very Cool! :wink: )
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Post by Cindy B. » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:12 pm

That was so very nice, James, thank you. :)

And Hathaway's voice is awesome!

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Post by Nermin » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:26 am

Great links everybody :)
Now, have-you ever heard Michael sing in French?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-ccit-tWLE
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Post by JamesN. » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:10 am

Intertesting Nermin. Here is yet another side of Micheal featuring his brilliant choreographic and dance skills performing with the legendary Brazilian Samda School Cultural Group " Olodum ":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCzdHTSa ... re=related

Also another crossing of cultural boundaries with a clip of " Olodum performing with " Paul Simon " at the famous concert at Central Park in New York City in 1991 with an estimated 600,000 people in attendence.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oykfkgU_gXg

Here is some info on them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olodum


Music truely is the universal language crossing all language and cultural barriers. :idea:
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Post by Nermin » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:17 am

Thank you so much for those beautiful links, James.
I had a couple of Simon & Garfunkel albums that I played
everytime and everywhere on casettes.
And I've been somewhat dissappointed when they parted the ways :)
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Post by JamesN. » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:19 am

Indeed Nermin; Many would agree one of the greatest musical collaborations ever.

Here is a special reunion clip.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVDg8fVC ... re=related
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Post by Ercan2121 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:22 am

Great links from both of you, James and Nermin. Who can deny that they're
connecting us to dearest memories of our past?
One of my favorites was that tune with the refrain 'I am a rock! I am an island' :?
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Post by boringguy » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:32 pm

I have a friend that is all excited to go see 'Rock of Ages - Broadway' coming to a performimg arts center near me, so as I was hunting some info regarding the show I happened across this and couldn't help noticing the symbolisms. My first thought was to put this in the Mythic Journeys thread we had around here somewhere but I can't seem to find it so it works just as well here. The Mythic Journeys thread came to mind from the image of the Fem - Goddess - Mystery tied to a dead tree (flawed knowledge?), but then also couldn't help noticing the chess game between oracle and goddess, the owl as omen, the song starting with the gibberish of an oracle, the robed ones - seven if you count the oracle, the sword which is known to symbolize liberty-strength-purification, and breaking chalice (fem-mystery) at the begining and it's restoration in the end, and then the empty (since the maiden was freed by the sword-in this case, the guitar of the artist) old dead tree burning as art causes change. And of course from the song itself; Fire, as the catalyst for change, clarity, and unification of polarities.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncjcjpQzceQ

And who said Rock and Roll is all about sex, drugs, and ... well Rock and Roll?

I might just have to hunt up the movie now as well, to see if it compares :wink:


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Post by Nermin » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:14 am

Owing Bollywood a link for a typical song, so let me share the theme
of Aaja Nachle;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRAPPUEFa4k
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Post by boringguy » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:17 am

Ah the love story, framed in very different cultural settings. It's easy to forget sometimes that work of this caliber comes from places other than Hollywood. Very nice Nermin.

Thanks 8)


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Post by Cindy B. » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:40 pm

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Post by JamesN. » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:35 am

Thank you for posting this Cindy.

He was certainly my first introduction into jazz as I am sure for countless others as well. One could say a light went out in the musical heavens tonight; but look at the legacy he left behind. Truely one the greatest musical talents ever; and the world was most definitely left a better place for his time here. It just doesn't get any better than that.

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Post by Cindy B. » Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:34 am

8)
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Post by CarmelaBear » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:44 am

Once in a while a door opens, and let's in the future. --- Graham Greene
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Post by CarmelaBear » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:46 am

JamesN. wrote:Thank you for posting this Cindy.

He was certainly my first introduction into jazz as I am sure for countless others as well. One could say a light went out in the musical heavens tonight; but look at the legacy he left behind. Truely one the greatest musical talents ever; and the world was most definitely left a better place for his time here. It just doesn't get any better than that.

:idea:
Me, too. Tx.

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