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Behind the Groove with Lalah Hathaway

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The name Lalah Hathaway is synonymous with good music. Bursting onto the music scene in 1990 with her self-titled debut album, 18 years later she is still here and stronger than ever. Whether she's singing soul or jazz, originals or covers, live or on wax, Lalah continues to prove that she is one of the best female vocalists to ever pick up a microphone.    

Nowhere is this better heard than on her newly-released album, Self Portrait. Showcasing her signature thick-as-honey vocals, this is her most personal work to date. With no remakes or abundance of guest artists, the disc is 100% Lalah and it will surely satisfy her audience and gain her new listeners.

I had the honor of speaking with Lalah recently, and she was such a delight to talk to. We laughed (OK, I did most of the laughing) and touched on a variety of topics including what inspired her to make Self Portrait, the gadgets and the games that she's into, her new home at Stax Records and choosing not to live in her father's shadow but to live in his light. Get a little closer to Lalah.

Behind the Groove with Lalah Hathaway


Click here to download the interview [Subscribe via iTunes]

Music from Self Portrait played during the interview: "Let Go" and "UDO.


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4 Responses

  1. i love me some lalah. the new album is ridiculous!

  2. butta...gurl pat yourself on the back honey!...your interview with ms. Lalah was the most in depth interview that i have heard from her thus far...she truly is already a legend in respect to her artistry!!!!
    Self Portrait is a masterpiece to be studied.

  3. I giddily downloaded Self-Portrait from iTunes this morning, and want total peace and quiet before I give it its first listen. Can't wait.
    Will also download the interview and check you out, Butta. Should be groovy. And for all of you who want some video interview footage, don't forget to check out the StefRenee channel on YouTube and see my chat with Lalah from a few years ago.

  4. I have been a fan for a long time also. I rushed to Barnes to get it Tuesday and they had not unpacked it yet. Purchased - FANTASTIC. SHE totally has the goods. Great music, Amazing vocals ( her vocal warmth is stellar!) and the Lyrics made me feel so good. This my friends is what makes a great album. Be wise go cop it!



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