Be Thankful For What You Got (180g LP)


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Format: LP 
Label: Demon Records 
Year: 2019 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS:

A1 Give The Little Man A Great Big Hand
A2 We Are His Children
A3 Blood Is Thicker Than Water
A4 Kiss And Make Up

B1 Be Thankful For What You Got
B2 Sing A Love Song
B3 You Can Do It
B4 Something's Being Done

Originally released in 1974.

PERSONNEL:

Bass – Hugh McDonald
Drums – Al Price
Guitar – Pal Rakes
Backing Vocals – Gwen Oliver, Nadine Felder
Organ, Piano, Saxophone, Flute, Synthesizer – John Davis
Percussion – Larry Washington
Piano, Clavinet – Jerry Cohen
Strings, Horns – Don Renaldo
Vibraphone – Vince Montana

William DeVaughn is a DC native who, despite a lifelong moral ambivalence toward show business, scored a multi-million-selling, #1 hit with the self-produced "Be Thankful For What You've Got". It remains an uplifting summertime anthem in and around the District and around the world. The LP's other tracks also follow in that vein of wholesome, encouraging slices of life--delivered with a voice and style that recalls a little bit of Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, and Al Green.

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