TNB Night Owl – Roberta Flack

Sunrise over Little Gasparilla Island, Florida. Photo by Mmacbeth.

Monday mornings should begin slow, easy, and mellow. I’m thinking this approach ought to be embraced and enshrined into law. In the meantime, there are few singers who are as good a fit for an easy-going Monday than Roberta Flack. Her beautiful, crystal-clear voice and soothing piano make any day better.

Roberta Flack was the first artist to win the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in two consecutive years, for “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (1972) and “Killing Me Softly with His Song” (1973).

Five of her singles made it to the top of the charts: “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (1972), “Where Is the Love” (1972), “Killing Me Softly with His Song” (1973), “Feel Like Makin’ Love” (1974), and “The Closer I Get to You” (1978).

Additionally, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” ranked number one for the entire year on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1972 chart, and “Killing Me Softly with His Song” ranked number three for the entire year on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1973 chart.

1972 #1 / Grammy
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (4:21)

1972 #1
Where Is the Love (2:44)
(with Donny Hathaway)

1973 #1 / Grammy
Killing Me Softly with His Song (4:50)

1973
Jesse (4:04)

1974 #1
Feel Like Makin’ Love (2:56)

1978 #1
The Closer I Get to You (4:41)
(with Donny Hathaway)

1978
If Ever I See You Again (3:41)

1982
Making Love (3:45)

1982
‘Till The Morning Comes (3:45)

1983
Tonight, I Celebrate My Love (3:31)
(with Peabo Bryson)

1991
Set the Night to Music (4:13)
(with Maxi Priest)

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