Saturday, 10 December 2016

Day 10 - This Christmas - Donny Hathaway

There are a myriad number of versions of this modern standard out there but the original is the best. From 1970, when it bombed spectacularly, it was composed by Hathaway himself with Nadine McKinnor. The years have been kind to it however and it's just a shame the composer never received the plaudits in his lifetime, Hathaway passing away at the criminally young age of 33 in 1979 as a result of suicide.

This is another of those tracks that keeps getting pulled from YouTube and it's been hard to find the individual track although - for reasons I'm too dense to understand - the full Hathaway Christmas album is easily listenable too on the same medium. 

I'll keep searching but, in the meantime, here's the original label to get you all excited. No? Just me then...

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