Sunday, December 20, 2009

Underrated yet very Appreciated

If I could be reborn tomorrow as a singer/song writer it would be Lalah Hathaway. There is something about this talented performer that touches me so deeply. I have been a fan since the beginning. I have her first album(which was actually a self titled cassette) to her latest, titled "Self Portrait ". I have met her 3 times and actually got her tape cover signed way back in the day at a show on her promotional tour. I have never been able to get a photo with her which I truly regret. In addition to being talented, she is truly beautiful inside and out to me. A couple of years ago a friend bought me a greatest hits CD of her father Donnie Hathaway, which I had heard growing up as a child, and its amazing how much she sounds like her father in a different kind of way. It is amazing to me that she is not a bigger star than she is since she has more talent in her little finger than many of the mainstream artists out here today. I try my best to support her whenever she comes to town and I have traveled to catch her shows also. Here she performs with another underrated performer, Eric Roberson. I hope you enjoy it.

6 comments:

mrstdj said...

I absolutely love Lalah Hathaway and I'm an even bigger STAN for Donny Hathaway. I've only seen Lalah in concert once, but I will be looking to change that in the near future.

Beautifully Complex said...

@mrstdj, her father definitely left here way too soon ! My mom is a big fan of his too, so funny that I couldn't really appreciate him until I became her fan.

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

I love me some Lalah! Her voice is magnificent.

Beautifully Complex said...

@ Tee, Thanks for stopping by :)

Don said...

Soft soul, at its finest. My girl is a bug Roberson fan, so, needless to say I am heard pretty much all of his music. And I definitely agree with you on Lalah Hathaway - she is one of the more talented artist in the industry today. I used to think she and Kelly Price had similar range. But now that you mention I too believe she sounds more like her dad.

Her dad received some play this weekend as well. Love his Christmas songs.

Beautifully Complex said...

@ Don, I too just recently discovered Eric Roberson and I am really enjoying getting into his music.