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SONG FOR SUNDAY #42: Weldon Irvine – I Love You


Weldon Irvine’s classic I Love You is our Song For Sunday this week.

Probably one of the most underrated composers of the 70s and a mentor to two of hip hop’s finest MCs (Q-Tip and Mos Def), Weldon Irvine was definitely a man with a gift. So it would seem fitting that he would write the lyrics for tracks such as “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black” (as well as hundreds of others) and collaborate with the likes of Nina Simone, Donny Hathaway, Talib Kweli and Black Star. Even Madlib had a deep admiration for the musician, who composed an album in dedication to the late composer. But for our Song For Sunday, I chose my favourite Weldon Irvine track. I Love You is taken off Irvine’s 1975 album Sinbad, a jazz fusion album and one of the few songs not written by Weldon himself. I Love You is softer than the rest of the album and sung beautifully by Don Blackman (RIP) with pretty self explanatory lyrics. Sampleface loves you.

Stream it below.