With admirers ranging from Stevie Wonder to Justin Timberlake, Donny Hathaway was among ’70s R&B’s most gifted singer-songwriters. After cutting his teeth as a producer at Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom Records, Donny signed to Atco as a performer, releasing four studio sets and a live album for the label – the cream of which can be heard on A DONNY HATHAWAY COLLECTION. The best-known of the compilation’s songs are likely the duets Hathaway cut with old Howard University friend Roberta Flack; both “Where Is the Love” and “The Closer I Get to You” were Top 10 hits. But his talents as composer, keyboardist and arranger shine throughout these 15 tracks, which brim with soul and social consciousness. A DONNY HATHAWAY COLLECTION is a terrific introduction to the work of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner.