DONNY HATHAWAY / “Young, Gifted and Black”


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3 Responses to “DONNY HATHAWAY / “Young, Gifted and Black””

ekere Says:
November 20th, 2005 at 5:36 pm

Silence here? It’s not possible. Donny Hathaway’s version of “Young Gifted and Black” is masterful and passionate and every time I listen to it–to him period–I have to sit down, have to, because he stops me in my tracks, freezes everything around me. This song is where we can go if we believe.


Kristy Wendt Says:
March 14th, 2008 at 2:33 pm

I came looking for more on Weldon Irving, and left with that and more- the images on this site are stunning. I’ve been listening to the alternative hip-hop album, Black Star, for which Irving played an opening rift in “Astronomy.” I wanted to leave some of the lyrics here for you “Black like my baby girl’s stare
Black like the veil that the muslimina wear
Black like the planet that they fear, why they scared?
Black like the slave ship that later brought us here
Black like the cheeks that are roadways for tears
that leave black faces well traveled with years.” I wanted to suggest that although Weldon Irvine’s obvious legacy may be “Young, Gifted and Black” and his work with Nina, his influence as a mentor in alternative hip-hop is alive and present, a living legacy.


*~zi~* Says:
June 13th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

Like KW, I was led here in search of more info on Master Weldon. I am touched by the deep humility and sense of compassion that resonates in his music. I am thankful for his courage. Saddened by the thought of the sense of isolation he seemed to have felt. Inspired by the music that allows his spirit to live on. It was not in vain. May his soul, along with Brother Donny, Sister Nina, and nameless others, know peace.


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