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William DeVaughn (b 1948, Washington D.C.) is an American R&B singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known for the hit song "Be Thankful for What You Got". DeVaughn was a salaried government employee as a drafting technician (according to Casey Kasem, he designed sewers), part-time singer, and member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. He wrote "[ "[ A Cadillac Don`t Come Easy eventually re-written to become"Be Thankful for What You Got "(song)|in 1972, and spent $900 toward its… read more

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  • Seriously underrated. Listening to Figures Can't Calculate - great album.
  • lipbone redding (chicago blues type) does this # really nice--with both a shorter and longer version. not well known.
  • great..
  • Be Thankful For What You Got! What a darn hot tune!
  • Yo La Tengo do a nice version too.
  • This reminds me of riding in the car with my friend and her family when I was 13 and we were going to the drive-in!!! ;-) Her Dad had a Cadillac with the Limo Arrow on the back. he he
  • <3
  • Ahhhh be thankful... what a nice song...
  • Anyone got a better pic of Mr DeVaughn?

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