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2 Responses to “JEREMY MONTEIRO feat. JACINTHA / “A Song For You””

Rudy Says:
January 8th, 2007 at 3:03 pm

Other than Donny’s version, the only other rendition you have here of “A Song for You” that I find convincing is that of Ray Charles. Ray knows how to tell a story and tell it convincingly. I don’t care for all the strings, however. Ray and his voice do not really need them to make the commitment. Ray knows the deal with this song.

Donny Hathaway was just different. No one knew exactly where to put him. He was not exactly into the Aretha-James Brown gospel screaming deal. Yet he had that gospel feel. He wasn’t quite a bopper. But there was in him some of that jazz sensitivity. He wasn’t a funkmaster either. Maybe one might say then that Donny was a soulful folksinger, reaching out for a new song, a new mood, a new way of envisioning an experience, yet rather out of sync with what was happening at the time with all the funk and disco. I saw him once. It was at the Civic Center in Baltimore. King Curtis was the opening act and then Donny came on before it was Aretha’s turn to close the house out. Donny tried to do “A Song for You” and was booed off the stage. I didn’t like that at all. For me Donny was the new pop genius. What they did to him just ruined my listening to Aretha that night and I like Aretha. I’m not sure what it was. Donny was different. Maybe it was his vocal pacing, his phrasing all that was unique and different and the people had their ears tuned for Aretha, screaming saxes, the funk, etc. and they just could not get into Donny’s mood. They were intolerant. It’s a shame he had such a short life.

joe gumbo Says:
January 11th, 2007 at 9:24 am

Jacintha owes a lot to Karen Carpenter, who had the biggest hit with the song.

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