A chance encounter 25 years ago with the singer Mary J. Lalah Hathaway, a successful singer in her own right and the elder of Hathaway's two daughters, has sporadically covered songs by her father. Really, he was a dude that loved music. He wanted to create something that would last forever — and he did. Born October 1, , Donny Hathaway was raised in St. Louis by his grandmother. He started playing piano at age 4 and toured the local gospel circuit with her as a child. His sister Jacqueline Bethany said that he was very active in their local Baptist church — he spent his teenage years making vocal arrangements for the choir and playing piano during services. Even at a young age, Hathaway blended his classical training with gospel and jazz. Bethany sometimes sat in the corner of the studio and watched.
Hathaway recorded her album live at the historic Troubadour Theater in Los Angeles earlier this year, in the same place where her father recorded half of his seminal album Donny Hathaway Live. Her seventh album Lalah Hathaway Live! Delivers the full-force and intimate live Lalah Hathaway experience that fans everywhere love. Lalah says, "This album is a dream fulfilled! It means everything to me to have built this record with and for the fans, as I mark my 25th year as a recording artist. I cannot wait to take this show on the road! Skip to main content. Arrives: Nov 13 - Fastest delivery: Nov 10 -
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In , Hathaway released her self-titled album. After a five-year hiatus, she returned with her fourth album, Outrun the Sky. Stax Records released her fifth album, Self Portrait , in She is the daughter of American Soul singer and musician Donny Hathaway. She worked with established musicians such as Mary J. The song appeared on the all-star tribute album Forever, for Always, for Luther and on her fourth album Outrun the Sky. In , she was seen on the international Daughters of Soul tour with Sandra St. Working with Maurice White on the Interpretations project was more than special to me. There is no higher compliment than to be signed to a label whose music is timeless.