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2 Responses to “ROBERTA FLACK & DONNY HATHAWAY / “I (Who Have Nothing)””

Nadir Bomani Says:
December 31st, 2006 at 2:03 pm

I remember standing in an asthma infested aisle at the now deceased “Tower Records.”
Hathaway’s “Song For You” had been bleeding out of my ears for a few weeks after I liberated a copy of his greatest hits after closing one night.

One of the few perks of working for minimum wage at a record store is adding to your collection at an exponential rate and getting a doctoral education on damn good music
from co workers and customers alike.

Kalamu, you were a frequent shopper during my era of employment. I always respected your encyclopedic knowledge of black music (especially anything recorded during 1964-1974). We had a dialogue that went something like this:

“What’s the best Donny Hathaway album to cop?”
“Me and Tiari wore this one out.”
“The one with Roberta Flack?”
“Oh Yeah, I who have nothing…Be real Black for me…”

I should have paid for that self-titled classic.

A month doesn’t go by without me listening that man and woman’s recorded union.

I’m just a no oneee
with nothinggg
to give youuu

If there is a better collection of black love music on one disc;
I haven’t heard it

Asante Sana

Michael Hegner-Goetsch Says:
March 22nd, 2007 at 2:34 pm

Just fell in love with this song on the other side of the atlantic.
trying to improvise on the bass lines and maybe sing it.
I first stepped into Donny’s songs when listening to his Jealous Guy version before I got this Nothing.

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