Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly


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Total download size: 1.70GB Total play length: 41:04

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Female R&B singers were expected to be forceful, big-voiced divas (like Aretha Franklin) or come-hither seductresses (like Diana Ross), but Roberta Flack had her own unique approach. Flack's voice is vast, deep and stately - where some singers confuse frenzy with passion, she is confident, majestic and unhurried, intense in a profound yet reserved manner. Flack's gift is to draw attention to the song, not herself. Title song "Killing Me Softly" was her second No. 1 hit, establishing her as a major modern R&B stylist. She didn't limit herself by genre, either - Flack gave distinctive interpretations of songs by major folk singer/songwriters Janis Ian ("Jesse") and Leonard Cohen ("Suzanne"), and she played up-tempo tunes when it struck her fancy ("I'm A Girl"). Killing Me Softly perfectly captures Flack's distinct aesthetic at its most fully formed point.

1. Killing Me Softly With His Song
2. Jesse
3. No Tears (In The End)
4. I'm The Girl
5. River
6. Conversation Love
7. When You Smile
8. Suzanne

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