Donny Hathaway Live 1971

Songs 1 to 4 (the old side one) of Donny Hathaway Live were recorded in August 1971 at The Troubadour in Hollywood and songs 5 to 8 (side two) were recorded in October 1971 The Bitter End in New York. It was released in the following year.

I only found out about the excellent live album because it was recommended to me through a comment on the best live soul album poll.

Donny Hathaway had a troubled life. He was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic and he committed suicide in New York on January 13, 1979. With such a short career, the recordings we have are precious.

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James Brown Live At The Apollo 2 1967

Live At The Apollo 2 is a live album by James Brown recorded in Harlem, New York in June 1967.

The original Live At The Apollo recorded in 1962 was a huge success. It presented James Brown as the soul singer.

By 1967, he had started experimenting with funk rhythms and this presents more of the James Brown sound that you probably expect.

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Tina Turner Tina Live In Europe 1986

Tina Live In Europe is a live album by Tina Turner recorded at concerts from the 1985 Private Dancer Tour and 1986/87 Break Every Rule Tour.

Tina Turner had staged a major recovery in her career over the last few years and this was a great time to catch her live. Other big names were keen to be associated with her and Tina Live In Europe has guest appearances from David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray and Bryan Adams

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Gil Scott-Heron Tour De Force Live 1994

Tour De Force is a live album by Gil Scott-Heron that captures a concert from about 1994.

It has been released in a number of different formats and edits but I believe that Tour De Force is the most comprehensive. It’s also the version I bought so it’s the one I’m best qualified to talk about.

Variations of Tour De Force have been released as:

Minister of Information: Live
The Best Of Gil Scott-Heron Live
Save The Children
Winter In America, Summer In Europe
Greatest Hits Live

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