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Roberta Flack 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 of a church organist and
started playing piano early enough to get a music scholarship and
eventual degree from Howard University. After a period of student
teaching, Flack was discovered singing at a club by jazz musician Les
McCann and signed to Atlantic.
Her first two albums were well received but produced no hit singles;
however, that all changed when a version of Ewan MacColl's The First
Time Ever I Saw Your Face, from her first LP, was included in the
soundtrack of Play Misty for Me. The single zoomed to number one in
1972 and remained there for six weeks, becoming that year's biggest
hit. Flack followed it with the first of several duets with Howard
classmate Donny Hathaway, Where Is the Love. Killing Me Softly With
His Song became Flack's second number one hit (five weeks) in 1973,
and after topping the charts again in 1974 with Feel Like Makin'
Love, Flack took a break from performing to concentrate on recording
and charitable causes.
She charted several more times over the next few years, but a major
blow struck in 1979 when Hathaway committed suicide. Devastated, Flack
was forced to find another partner and eventually did in Peabo Bryson,
with whom she toured in 1980. The two recorded together in 1983,
scoring a hit duet with Tonight, I Celebrate My Love. Flack spent the
remainder of the '80s touring and performing, often with orchestras,
and also several times with Miles Davis. She returned to the Top Ten
once more in 1991 with Set the Night to Music, a duet with Maxi
Priest that appeared that year on the album of the same name. Her
Roberta full-length, featuring interpretations of jazz and popular
standards, followed in 1995. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide
Written by Steve Huey