William DeVaughn

Figures Can't Calculate

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After a six-year sabbatical from recording to spread the word of Jehovah, William Devaughn returned with new-found strength and creativity. This completely satisfying album includes his number 37 hit "Figures Can't Calculate," a splendid Jerry Butler-ish "Love Comes So Easy," a tender "You Send Me," an update of his monster "Be Thankful for What You Got," where he uncannily mimics Curtis Mayfield, and the disco-ish "Boogie Dan" -- a quality stepper. Too bad Devaughn never got his head right for the secular scene. The D.C. native had so much to offer. This is even better than his enjoyable debut album. [Note: Both Unidisc and Hot Productions have issued this album on CD, only to re-title it after DeVaughn's first album. Unidisc's version is titled Be Thankful for What You Got, while the Hot Productions version is titled Be Thankful for What You've Got. Beware.]

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