Kenny Loggins teams up with Michael McDonald and more for festive cover of Donny Hathaway’s 'This Christmas'

Publish Date
Friday, 2 December 2022, 5:19PM

Getting into the giving spirit of Christmas, Kenny Loggins has teamed up with Michael McDonald and more to release an all-star rendition of Donny Hathaway’s holiday classic 'This Christmas.'

Joining Loggins and McDonald is Richard Marx, Melissa Manchester, Lamont Dozier, Jr., Freda Payne, Frank McComb, Florence LaRue and the Tribe Band, which is a collective of Los Angeles-based musicians.

Putting a unique spin on the timeless festive tune, the musicians paid tribute to the legendary soul singer, while also raising money for the Donny Hathaway Legacy Project (DHLP).

Proceeds from the tribute will go to DHLP, established by Hathaway’s youngest daughter, Donnita Hathaway, to provide effective resources to aid those who suffer from mental illness.

Hathaway himself suffered from severe mental illness which eventually resulted in his untimely death in 1979 at just 33 years of age.

'This Christmas,' which was co-written by Hathaway and Nadine McKinnor, was first released in 1970. 

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