Be Thankful for What You Got – William DeVaughn (1974)
This American singer-songwriter came out of nowhere to deliver this classic hit. But he didn’t do it alone: He had help from several members of MFSB, who contributed their musical talents in the studio. DeVaughn used this hit to launch a music career, but he wasn’t able to come close to the appeal and commercial success of this hit again. He faded from the industry around 1980, and no definitive word on his whereabouts or recent work is known. If you have any information on him, please mention it in the comments below. Thanks!