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.
Donny Hathaway Live 1971
Natural Wonder is a live album by Stevie Wonder from concerts on the 1995 “Conversation Peace” tour.
This concert in Japan where Steve Wonder performed with the Tokyo Philharmonic was also televised but doesn’t appear to be available as a DVD.
Stevie Wonder Natural Wonder
Soul Sensation Live is the second live album released by the great soul singer Bobby Womack. It was recorded in London in 1991.
Bobby Womack Soul Sensation Live – overall rating 27/30
Erykah Badu Live is a live album recorded and released in 1997 after the big success of her debut album, Baduizm.
Erykah Badu Live
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.
James Brown Live At The Apollo 2
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
Tina Turner Tina Live In Europe
Live At The Town And Country 1988 is a live album by Gil Scott-Heron.
Gil Scott-Heron Live At The Town And Country 1988
Temptations Live! was the first live album released by The Temptations and was recorded at the Roostertail club, Detroit, Michigan in October 1966.
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
Gil Scott-Heron Tour De Force
Live At The London Palladium is a live album by Marvin Gaye recorded in London in October 1976.
This album includes three long medleys of many of his hits.
Marvin Gaye Live At The London Palladium