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I Need A Dollar

From the Album Good Things
September 28, 2010

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I Need A Dollar
4:04

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  • Original Release Date: September 28, 2010
  • Release Date: September 28, 2010
  • Label: Stones Throw Records
  • Duration: 4:04 minutes
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  • ASIN: B0040PUSCQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,318 Paid in MP3 Songs (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Songs)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Things is rock solid!! November 1, 2011
After hearing the title to HBO's "How to Make it in America" (great show by the way) I decided that I had to listen to this guy... I can't lie, at first I thought it was Bill Withers and I would always think to myself, "I don't remember him making this song! I bought the album after listening to the sound bites and it is rock solid.

The production is definitely retro, but it's retro done in a "non-retro" style, if there is such a thing. The music is definitely catchy and makes you want to get up and dance. They lyrics are more about hard times and heartache than anything else, but I get the feeling that so many people can identify with it these days. The songs are more story telling than lines that rhyme blurted out one after another and I am so tired of that kind of music these days. My favorite tracks would have to be "Good Things", "If I", and "Mama Hold My Hand".

If you're tired of songs about bumping and grinding, and sick of the ADD song writing that transfers into top 40 hits, this album is definitely for you.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A song for these times, sort of September 28, 2010
According to wikipedia, Aloe Blacc is really Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III, and "I Need a Dollar" is the theme song for the HBO show "How To Make it in America". The music is good; it's got a nice, bouncy beat and a fun, tinkly piano. The sound is clearly retro, looking back to the 60s and 70s, but not to the big, mainstream hits -- the singing and arrangement bring to mind Leon Russell ("Tight Rope", especially), Gil Scott-Heron, and others. The lyrics, which are the words of a down-on-his-luck man trying to cadge money from a stranger, are largely a repetitive string of cliches twisted ("I don't reap what I don't sow") and straight ("all that glitters ain't gold"), and they're not likely to wear well over time. Grade: B+
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome song full of meaning. April 16, 2014
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I love the sound of his vocals. The lyrics are meaningful and thought provoking. Will definitely check out more of his songs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good song March 15, 2014
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I love the feel of this song. It puts me in the mind of old school soul music. And like old school music, this song comes with a message:-)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice groove March 1, 2014
By EL
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I like this song. It was really catchy and had a nice beat. Greater song to workout too. Good job.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining R&B February 23, 2014
By Sharmar
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This song has so much meaning. Soulful and entertaining. I find myself singing this before payday quite often lol Definitely download worthy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Artist January 14, 2014
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Aloe Blacc is great! Love his soulful yet modern voice. He is up and coming people watch out!!! Check out his other stuff too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I like this brother December 26, 2013
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I've just listen to it several times but I 'm stilling loving it. I got another of his songs after listen to it in a tv commercial starring new 49ers QB.
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