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126: “Jealous Guy” by Donny Hathaway

Oh, Donny Boy!Here’s one of my favorites from another great who died too young.  Donny Hathaway is one of the most influential soul singers ever to don a beret (or whatever that hat is called).

Donny sings passionately of his jealous love in this song from 1972, sounding something like a fundamentalist Muslim at one point, crying out near the end, “I don’t want nobody looking at you!”  Good luck getting a sister to wear a burka!

Just slightly different flavors of the same passions can cause crimes or they can cause good music.  The same young men who could become terrorists, could also become the next Saudi Arabian Donny Hathaway.  Er…

Enjoy this, if you are free to do so.

Song: Jealous Guy
Artist: Donny Hathaway
Album: Live: Donny Hathaway
Label: Atco Records
Buy from: Amazon

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