Thursday, October 6, 2011

Lalah Hathaway

Born Eulaulah Donyll Hathaway on December 16, 1968 Chicago Illinois, better known as Lalah Hathaway. Lalah is the daughter of the late great Donny Hathaway, one of my all time favorite singer, songwriters and producer.  Lalah lost her father when she was ten years old, but she has her fathers flare for words and writing songs that have something to say.
When Lalah was growing up she was around music, at the age of three she was taking piano lessons. Lalah attended Berklee in Boston in the late 1980s, there is where she perfected her craft and grew into the singer/songwriter she is today.  While at Berklee she released her first album title “Lalah Hathaway” 1990, the single from that album “Heaven Knows” is still one of my favorites. Lalah has performed with some amazing artist like on Grover Washington’s album “Next Exit” the song “Love Like This” is a beautiful song. .Lalah is versatile she  has worked with other artist  like Take 6, Mary J Blige, The Winans and Marcus Miller. Lalah collaborated with jazz legend Joe Sample on the album “The Song Lives On”.
This album shows off Lalah’s vocal range.  I say some of these singers that are supposed to be superstars need to take lessons from Lalah on how to sing.  Lalah is not only a singer/song writer she is also the National Ambassador for the Circle of Promise. This organization was created by Susan G. Komen for the Cure; Lalah has influence women to get to get the test for breast cancer along with family member. Lalah has a new album “Where It all Begins” due to be released on October 18, 2011. I really like and enjoy listening to Lalah Hathaway she is an amazing singer/ songwriter. You can listen to Lalah Hathaway on Streetwise Radio.


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