You've Got a Friend: Well some ladies are very excited when Mr. Hathaway starts this song - there is quite the holler in the beginning. Love that Donny shows off his upper range in this one. He's got a great vibrato, it's subtle and used appropriately. Too often you hear singers who just overuse their vibrato. I always remember what my dad tells me - "it's an effect" - and Donny knows that. I love that he gets the audience to sing the chorus while he just does little trills. I've got audience participation ingrained in my brain, and I love hearing it used. Not enough performers do that. Great cover of an already classic tune.
Little Ghetto Boy: I feel funny reviewing this tune seeing as it will be the second time I'll be writing about it (first being week 2 on The Roots and John Legend's Wake Up!) This is a great tune. I love this simple start that gets you soley focusing on Donny's voice, which in his lower register sounds so lovely and sultry. Such a sweet piano trill in the beginning of the verse, and I love the bass line. Such a great song, and great to hear another amazing version of it.