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I Need A Dollar

From the Album Good Things
September 28, 2010 | Format: MP3

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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: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,518 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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This song has so much meaning.
Sharmar
This song has a great beat, lyrics are powerful and Aloe Blacc has a terrific voice.
K.L. CocKayne
I really enjoy this song by Aloe Blacc.
A Williams

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Quadaffi J Gaither on 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 By Michael Lichter VINE VOICE on 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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By Melanie Hays on June 22, 2014
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Highly underrated since some of his other songs have been so popular. I wish this one had been a radio hit too...so fun!
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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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By Rhonda McClain on 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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By EL on March 1, 2014
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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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By Sharmar on February 23, 2014
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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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By Adreanne Stephenson on 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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