1973 Donny Hathaway – Extension Of A Man

Extension Of A Man is an album released by the R&B/Soul singer Donny Hathaway on Atco Records in 1973.

The release was his last solo studio album. It is noted for including a young Stanley Clarke of (then) Return to Forever on a couple of tracks, as well as drummer Fred White, brother to Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White, who worked with Hathaway in Chicago in the early days. White also played with Hathaway on concert dates and is featured on Hathaway’s live performance recordings.

Tracks

1  I Love The Lord ; He Heard My Cry (Parts I & II) (Donny Hathaway) 05:32
2  Someday We’ll All Be Free (Donny Hathaway) 04:14
3 Flying Easy (Donny Hathaway) 03:13
4  Valdez In The Country (Donny Hathaway) 03:33
5  I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know (Al Kooper) 05:23
6  Come Little Children (Donny Hathaway) 04:35
7  Love, Love, Love (JR Bailey; Ken Williams) 03:25
8  The Slums (Donny Hathaway) 05:11
9  Magdalena (Danny O’Keefe) 03:08
10  I Know It’s You (Leon Ware) 05:13

Musicians

1 I Love The Lord ; He Heard My Cry (Parts I & II)

BassRuss Savakus
BassStanley Clarke
DrumsGrady Tate
Electric PianoDonny Hathaway
ClarinetVincent Abato
FluteHubert Laws
French HornJim Buffington
French HornJulius Watkins
French HornTony Miranda
OboeHenry Schuman
TromboneDominick Gravine
TromboneGarnett Brown
TrombonePaul Faulise
TromboneWayne Andre
TrumpetMarvin Stamm
TrumpetErnie Royal
TrumpetJoe Newman
TubaDon Butterfield


2 Someday We’ll All Be Free

BassWillie Weeks
DrumsRay Lucas
GuitarCornell Dupree
GuitarDavid Spinozza
Electric PianoDonny Hathaway
TrumpetMarvin Stamm


3 Flying Easy

BassWillie Weeks
DrumsRay Lucas
GuitarCornell Dupree
GuitarDavid Spinozza
Electric PianoDonny Hathaway
PercussionRalph MacDonald


4 Valdez In The Country

BassWillie Weeks
DrumsRay Lucas
GuitarCornell Dupree
GuitarKeith Loving
Electric PianoDonny Hathaway
PercussionRalph MacDonald


5 I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know

BassWillie Weeks
DrumsFred White
GuitarCornell Dupree
Electric PianoDonny Hathaway
OrganDonny Hathaway
PianoDonny Hathaway
SaxDavid Newman


6 Come Little Children

BassDonny Hathaway
DrumsFred White
Guitar (solo)Phil Upchurch
GuitarJohn Bishop
Electric PianoDonny Hathaway
PianoDonny Hathaway
SaxSeldon Powell
TromboneGarnett Brown
TrumpetJoe Newman


7 Love, Love, Love

BassWillie Weeks
DrumsRay Lucas
GuitarCornell Dupree
GuitarKeith Loving
Electric PianoDonny Hathaway
PercussionRalph MacDonald


8 The Slums

BassWillie Weeks
DrumsRay Lucas
GuitarCornell Dupree
Acoustic GuitarKeith Loving
Electric PianoDonny Hathaway
SaxPhil Bodner
SaxSeldon Powell
TromboneTony Studd
Background VocalsJimmy Douglas
Background VocalsMario Medious
Background VocalsRichard Wells
Background VocalsWilliam McCollum


9 Magdalena

BassGordon Edwards
DrumsGrady Tate
GuitarHugh McCracken
Electric PianoDonny Hathaway
PianoDonny Hathaway
TrumpetMarvin Stamm
TubaDon Butterfield
PercussionRalph MacDonald


10 I Know It’s You

BassStanley Clarke
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarDavid Spinozza
Electric PianoDonny Hathaway
PianoDonny Hathaway
Background VocalsCissy Houston
Background VocalsMyrna Smith
Background VocalsSylvia Shemwell

Other Musicians

Choir – Myrna Summers & The Interdenominational Singers (Tracks 1, 6, 7)
Cello – Charles McCracken, George Ricci, Kermit Moore (Track 1)
Harp – Gloria Agostini (Track 1)
Violin – Emanuel Green, Harry Lookofsky, Julien Barber, Noel DaCosta, Sanford Allen, Theodore Israel (Track 1)

Liner Notes

Producer – Arif Mardin (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Producer – Jerry Wexler (Track 10)
Arranged By, Written-By, Electric Piano, Conductor, Orchestra – Donny Hathaway
Concertmaster – Gene Orloff (Track 1)
Engineer (Recording)– Phil Ramone, Gene Paul, Jimmy Douglass, Murray Allen
Engineer (Additional Recording) – Dixon Van Winkle, Gene Paul, Jimmy Douglass, Lew Hahn, Malcolm Addey, Joe Ferla

Art Direction, Design, Artwork– Harbinger, Washington. D.C.
Artwork – Leon Norton
Calligraphy – Terry Dale
Photography, Art Direction, Design – Jeff Blue

Mastered At Atlantic Studios
Recorded At A&R Studios
Recorded At Atlantic Studios
Recorded At Universal Recording Studio
Recorded At Regent Sound Studios, New York City
Recorded At Bell Sound Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright (c) Atlantic Recording Corporation