With SELF PORTRAIT, (Stax Records/Concord Music Group), her fifth studio album, including the Joe Sample duet, and on which she co-wrote and co-produced, Hathaway is poised to express who she is, where she is, today, at this very moment. For starters, she is an artist, of course, but she’s also a devoted daughter, culture junkie and a good friend, even. But not necessarily in that order. Lalah Hathaway (born Eulaulah Hathaway)is a contemporary R&B and jazz singer. She is the daughter of soul singer Donny Hathaway.
Lalah Hathaway Honestly
After studying at Berklee College of Music, Hathaway signed with Virgin Records and released her self-titled debut Lalah Hathaway in 1990. The set spawned several R&B hits, including “Something”, “Baby Don’t Cry”, and the Billboard Top 5 R&B chart smash “Heaven Knows”. Her 1994 follow up A Moment saw Hathaway embracing an even more progressive sound as producer Brian Alexander Morgan (of SWV fame) was enlisted for her upbeat single “Let Me Love You”.
Lalah Hathaway Album
The album also included the singles “Separate Ways” and “Family Affair”, a cover of the classic Sly & The Family Stone gem. Still, the set did not sell as well as her first release, and eventually Hathaway parted ways with Virgin. She continued working with many other established artists, including Take 6, Mary J.
Blige, The Winans, and Marcus Miller, writing, producing and doing background vocals. In 1999 jazz legend Joe Sample collaborated with Hathaway on the album The Song Lives On, which became a staple on both jazz and smooth R&B radio, as well as topping the jazz charts. However, it would not be until 2004 that Lalah Hathaway would resurface with another solo project.
Lalah Hathaway Songs
She had her biggest hit single in years with an inspired cover of Luther Vandross’ “Forever, For Always, For Love” on an all-star tribute album of the same name. The song topped the Urban AC Chart and cracked the Top 40 on Billboard’s mainstream R&B chart. This feat was repeated by the album Outrun the Sky, Hathaway’s first solo album in a decade, which was released later in the year. Outrun the Sky included production from Rex Rideout and Mike City. Also in 2004, Hathaway was featured on Donald Lawrence’s debut solo album I Speak Life as a lead vocalist on “Don’t Forget to Remember”. Tracklist: 01 Let Go 4:06 02 Breathe 5:04 03 On Your Own 6:39 04 For Always 4:22 05 That Was Then 5:10 06 Learn To Swim 4:35 07 1 Mile 4:30 08 Little Girl 4:23 09 What Goes Around 5:39 10 Naked Truth 4:12 11 Udo 3:37 12 Tragic Inevitability 5:04 Artist: Lalah Hathaway Album Title: Self Portrait Record Label: Concord Music/Universal Rip Date: 2008-05-07 Genre: R&B Year: 2008 Source: CD Encoder: lame.exe -V2 –vbr-new Quality: 181 kbps avg / 44.1KHz / Joint Stereo Release Name: LalahHathaway-SelfPortrait-2008-XXL Links:,.