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"The Ghetto" is a socially conscious, mostly instrumental / anthem, released as the first single off American soul singer Donny Hathaway's debut album, Everything Is Everything, released as a single in 1970 on Atlantic Records.

The song was co-written by Hathaway and Leroy Hutson. The song was a six minute and fifty second workout which built upon a cinematic feel with its lengthy instrumental though it did feature vocal ad-libs from Hathaway, who played electric piano on the… read more

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Yes, this is the ghetto, sure 'nuff now
Don't you know that's all right yeah, yeah

The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto

Donny Hathaway - The Ghetto Lyrics


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  • Mr. Donnie Hathaway!
  • Great music! Has that funkiness about it too! I must admit I missed out on it in 1970, well, on account of being away a lot too back then. But now to just stumble upon it of a morning... that's quite something too, what a discovery!
  • yep :0
  • oozing with SOUL
  • king of soul, yea i said that
  • Featured on SaltyKnuckles ~ Oldies №86 - oldies.saltyknuckles.net/2014-29/
  • ole y ole...:)
  • great tune ^ ^ ^
  • Only real music is gonna last...

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