I don’t like everything Roberta Flack‘s recorded, but some of her love songs have been truly iconic, and have given me real listening pleasure over the years. (It’s really hard to believe she’s now 84 years old!) Here’s a brief selection of the best-known among them.
First, possibly my favorite of her songs: “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face“.
Here’s “Let It Be Me“.
Another classic, and my second-favorite of her songs: “Killing Me Softly“.
And finally, a duet with Peabo Bryson: “Tonight I Celebrate My Love“.
Sometimes a song expresses emotion and feeling to perfection. Roberta Flack does that very well.