Even though I’m considered a music writer, expert or whatever the hell you wanna call me, I much rather consider myself a student of music. No matter how much I think I know, I’m always discovering and learning new things from music. So in digging around for a post, I stumbled across this interesting find. Now the wonderful thing about music is it’s incredible ability to cross the boundaries of nationality, language and time. This is definitely shown through one of my favorite songs, “I (Who Have Nothing)”. Though this song has traveled from it’s Italian roots through actor and singer, Mr. Joe Sentieri, it has continued to move through the voices of Ben E. King, Linda Jones, Tom Jones, Donnie Hathaway with Roberta Flack, Sylvester, Shirley Bassey and many more. For this particular post, it was hard for me to chose which version I loved the most so I did a threesome. Ya’ll keep yo mind out the gutter – I ain’t talkin’ ’bout that kind of “threesome” 🙂 . I wanted to stack the original version with the timeless voice of Luther Vandross and Martha Wash then bring it back with a live version with Ms. Gladys Knight. Hope you enjoy!!!

Hope is a music enthusiast and continual student of photography. Also known to rock out a quiet church or elevator with her current ringtone, Tom & Jerry’s Uncle Paco, “Crambone”.