William Edward DeVaughn Jr. (born November 28, 1947, in Washington D.C.) is an American R&B/soul singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known for the million-selling hit song "Be Thankful for What You Got" in 1974.
DeVaughn was a salaried government employee as a drafting technician and part-time singer. DeVaughn wrote a song called "A Cadillac Don't Come Easy", which was eventually re-written to become "Be Thankful for What You Got", in 1972. He spent 900 dollars towards getting it recorded with Omega Sound [a Philadelphia production house] The record's producer John Davis, a member of the MFSB studio session group, at Omega came up with a smooth arrangement, eventually booking time to record at Sigma Sound Studio, the top studio in Philadelphia, used by Philadelphia International Records. Studio owner and chief engineer Joe Tarsia recorded and mixed the track.
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Альбомы и синглы:
- Figures Can't Calculate / Be Thankful for What You Got [альбом]
- Be Thankful for What You Got [1974, сингл]
- Be Thankful for What You Got [1974, альбом]
- Be Thankful For What You've Got [1980, сингл]
- Figures Can't Calculate [1980, альбом]
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