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William DeVaughn Be Thankful For What You've Got - A Golden Classics Edition

Be Thankful For What You've Got - A Golden
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  • Originally Released: 1993
  • Label: Collectables Records

Description by OLDIES.com:

Singer/songwriter/guitarist William DeVaughn took an unusual route to musical success. Before hitting the charts, he worked for the federal government! This collection of classics features his biggest hits - "Be Thankful For What You Got" (a Top 10 Pop hit in 1974), "Blood Is Thicker Than Water", plus many others.

Tracks:

  • 1.Give The Little Man A Great Big Hand
  • 2.We Are His Children
  • 3.Blood Is Thicker Than Water
  • 4.Kiss And Make Up
  • 5.You Gave Me A Brand New Start
  • 6.Be Thankful For What You Got
  • 7.Sing A Love Song
  • 8.You Can Do It
  • 9.Something's Being Done

Product Description:

Includes liner notes by David Nathan.
Liner Note Author: David Nathan.
William DeVaughn, a native of Washington, D.C., beat the odds when "Be Thankful for What You Got," scaled the charts and sold a million copies. You see, DeVaughn paid for the session. All artists who signed with Omega Productions paid to record. The title track, with its cool, shuffling beat and Biblical-influenced lyrics, was the summer jam of 1974. "Diamond in the back, sunroof top, digging the scene with a gangster lean" was the buzz phrase. The rest of the songs are charming and have merit, but lack the impact and timing of the title track. ~ Andrew Hamilton

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Rating 4.5 BE THANKFUL FOR WILLIAM DEVAUGHN! Music Lover: from BRONX, NY US -- August, 21, 2014

WILLIAM DEVAUGHN IS A VERY UNDERRATED SOUL ARTIST! CLEARLY INFLUENCED BY CURTIS MAYFIELD, WILLIAM HAS A SOUND THAT WILL MELT YOUR HEART! EVERY SONG IS THIS CD IS GREAT AND TO ME BLOOD THICKER THAN WATER SHOULD OF BEEN JUST AS BIG OF A HIT AS BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU'LL GOT! BACKED BY THE SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA, ONCE YOU GET THIS CD, I GUARANTEE YOU WILL LOVE IT!


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  • Sales Rank: 13,517
  • UPC: 090431527122
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26/lbs (approx)
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