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The Song Lives On


Download links and information about The Song Lives On by Lalah Hathaway, Joe Sample. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 56:35 minutes.

Artist: Lalah Hathaway, Joe Sample
Release date: 1999
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 11
Duration: 56:35
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No. Title Length
1. The Song Lives On 5:09
2. Fever 5:40
3. Come Along With Me 5:12
4. Living In Blue 4:45
5. Street Life 5:49
6. When Your Life Was Low 5:43
7. One Day I'll Fly Away 5:40
8. When the World Turns Blue 4:29
9. For All We Know 5:13
10. Bitter Sweet 3:58
11. A Long Way From Home 4:57



This 1999 collaboration between 60-year-old pianist Joe Sample and 30-year-old vocalist Lalah Hathaway didn’t just bridge the generations—it renovated the idea of classic jazz music at a time when it'd become almost totally segregated from the world of R&B. Ten of the 12 songs here are Sample originals. He'd been drawing on R&B music since the '60s, when he played in The Jazz Crusaders. In fact, “Street Life” was originally done as a funk song in 1979, sung by Randy Crawford. While Crawford was sassy and gritty, Hathaway is deliberate and nourishing. Nothing about her is rushed or trite. She's wholly authentic, and her R&B pedigree gives these gentle jazz arrangements a depth that they might not otherwise have. Put “When Your Life Was Low,” “For All We Know,” or “One Day I’ll Fly Away” next to any slow jam from the past 20 years and see which song has more feeling and atmosphere. “Fever” was more than four decades old by the time Hathaway and Sample recorded their interpretation, but it’s got more heat in it than any sexed-up song from the '90s.