8 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It didn't take long for the pop world to catch up with young Roberta Flack. Her stunning reading of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" in 1969 opened the door to pop stardom, and soon Flack was singing cool soul music with the biggest names in R&B. This 1973 milestone marked Flack's ascent to the top of the charts, on her way to becoming one of the top-selling voices of the mid-'70s. Her unique style, characterized by hushed intensity and quietly sexy phrasing, provided the perfect contrast and a quenching alternative to the soul belters of the same period. Key tracks: "Jesse," "Suzanne," "Killing Me Softly with His Song.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

It didn't take long for the pop world to catch up with young Roberta Flack. Her stunning reading of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" in 1969 opened the door to pop stardom, and soon Flack was singing cool soul music with the biggest names in R&B. This 1973 milestone marked Flack's ascent to the top of the charts, on her way to becoming one of the top-selling voices of the mid-'70s. Her unique style, characterized by hushed intensity and quietly sexy phrasing, provided the perfect contrast and a quenching alternative to the soul belters of the same period. Key tracks: "Jesse," "Suzanne," "Killing Me Softly with His Song.”

TITLE TIME

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

g_abby13 ,

Sensational Music

Roberta Flack was an amazing artist and her song "Killing Me Softly" is the best yet in my opinion.

Cheryl#12 ,

Jesse...

... is one of the all time under-rated songs. Roberta Flack's voice is an instrument in tune with the Angels! There isn't a song she has recorded that I haven't thoroughly enjoyed!!!

cs4unow ,

Superb Effort

By far this is my very favorite Roberta Flack. All of the tracks I would not want to live without. Simply great.

More By Roberta Flack

You May Also Like