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Roberta Flack

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Born: Feb 10, 1939 in Asheville, NC
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Genre: R&B, Rap, Pop/Rock
Biography: Classy, urbane, reserved, smooth, and sophisticated -- all of these terms have been used to describe the music of Roberta Flack, particularly her string of romantic, light jazz ballad hits in the 1970s, which continue to enjoy popularity on MOR-oriented adult contemporary stations. Flack was the daughter ...Read full biography
First Take
Released: 1969
Label: Atlantic Records
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Roberta Flack's debut album, titled First Take in true underachiever fashion, introduced a singer who'd assimilated the powerful interpretive talents of Nina Simone and Sarah Vaughan, the earthy power ...Read full review
Killing Me Softly
Released: 1973
Label: Atlantic Records
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The title track was another smash for Roberta Flack, and the album continued in the same tradition as Chapter Two and A Quiet Fire. She made simmering ballads, declarative message songs, and better-than-average ...Read full review
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