"He's just the strongest soul singer that ever existed. Call it gospel. Call it soul. Call it whatever you want. That tradition of singing… black singers, African-American singers. He came from that tradition."
Hathaway first worked behind the scenes as a producer, arranger, songwriter and session musician. He achieved notoriety and commercial success as Roberta Flack's duet partner of choice.
The most transcendent artist to come out of the soul genre.
The Queen of Soul.
The High Priestess of Soul.
The King of Soul and Stax Records' greatest icon.
Soul music's unassuming everyman.
Revered contributor to gospel, soul, and funk music.
The Reverend Al
Writer, producer, performer and self-titled "Black Moses."
The epitome of Philly Soul.
The term covers subgenres like hard bop and free jazz.
Combines rhythm and blues and gospel music styles.
Soul gets high.
Rock loses the roll but gains amplitude and attitude.