Roberta Flack. It took three years to launch Flack's Atlantic career when a little known track from her first LP featured in the movie 'Play Misty For Me'. The success of " First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' meant a rush to discover a performer that was already three records into her career. An artist that was neither Folk, Gospel, Jazz or RnB but everything, and all at once. Turning her first five records Gold. Flack's art continues to kill us softly.
Killing Me Softly by Roberta Flack 1973 - Not the first version of the song and definitely not the last, but it's the one I fell in love with in my mid teens. I really can't believe how many remakes of this song there have been!