Monday, May 21, 2012

100 Cover Versions #4: Lalah Hathaway covers 'A Song for You' by Donny Hathaway


A Song for You was first written and recorded by Leon Russell in 1969 and featured on his self titled album in 1970. It is without doubt one of my all time most favourite songs. It simply is beautiful. My most favourite version is by Donny Hathaway. I think that is the version that people who love music refer to when they think of the song. 

There were many versions of A Song For You that I was thinking of choosing but to hear Lalah Hathaway sing the song that was made famous by her father is to hear how the song should always be sung.

Here is Lalah singing A Song For You at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis in October 2011.



and here is Donny Hathaway.





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