Codany Holiday & Greg Ballad: Salute to Curtis Mayfield & Donny Hathaway

The DJBooth reviewed Codany Holiday, saying that “there’s no formula for determining who has soul. You either have it or you don’t, and Codany Holiday has soul.” His first mixtape, 808’s & Soulbreaks, was produced by Amp Live (of Zion I) and showcases a tight track list—from soulful renditions of Jamie Lidell and Radiohead to politically conscious originals. For this show, Holiday breaks down every reason why Donny Hathaway was a true Soul man. Hathaway’s partnership with Atlantic Records in 1969 and release of “The Ghetto, Part I” garnered rave reviews, one from Rolling Stone calling him “a major new force in soul music.” In 1973, his collaboration with Roberta Flack won him a Grammy for “Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.”