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Roberta Flack

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Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Roberta Flack: UC Jazz Festival, Hearst Greek Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 25 April 1970

Miles Davis Stirs Up New Sounds ...

The Real Roberta Flack

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 20 November 1970

ROBERTA FLACK sings. In fact, as Les McCann so aptly put it in the liner notes of her first album for Atlantic Records, titled First ...

Jerry Wexler: Aretha, She's Just Unbelievable

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 22 January 1971

JERRY WEXLER is without doubt, one of the great producers who revolutionised Rhythm and Blues music in the 50's and 60's. ...

Roberta Flack: Carnegie Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, 22 May 1971

I KNOW I'VE said it all before, but here we go again: Roberta Flack's concert at Carnegie Hall was so enjoyable. Visually, when she starts ...

Roberta Flack: Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 7 June 1971

Roberta Knocks Them Out ...

Roberta Flack, the Last Poets and Leon Thomas: New Breed Comin' Up

Profile and Interview by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, July 1971

There's a new, young breed of black singers coming up — a breed that is aware of the roots but doesn't get into the funky-jive-fingerpop-boogaloo ...

Soul on Fire

Report by Philip Norman, The Sunday Times Magazine, 1972

STEVIE WONDER crosses the hotel lobby, resting on the elbows of two other people. That he is blind, has been blind from birth, is nonetheless ...

Donny Hathaway: Aiming High

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 28 April 1972

AS WAS written in the Bill Withers feature in the last issue of B&S, there have been a handful of new talents in the 70's ...

Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack: Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 6 May 1972

Soulful, Powerful Show ...

Roberta Flack: First Take (Atlantic)

Review by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 24 June 1972

AFTER BEING around for three years, this suddenly shot to number one in the American charts in the wake of the single cut 'The First ...

Roberta Flack: Young Gifted and Black

Interview by James Johnson, New Musical Express, 5 August 1972

James Johnson talks to the reluctant Queen of Soul ...

Flack and Beautiful

Interview by Phil Symes, Disc, 12 August 1972

"THE BEST thing that has happened to London since Hitler missed," is how one ecstatic onlooker described Roberta Flack's first London concert. ...

Roberta Flack: Sounds for Saturday (BBC-2)

Film/DVD/TV Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 8 September 1972

Roberta Flack TV Special... deliberately brilliant? ...

Roberta Flack: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 2 February 1973

HAVING BEEN unfortunate enough to miss her first, highly successful appearance in London in July last year, I was naturally eager at the opportunity to ...

Roberta Flack: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 3 February 1973

MAJESTIC, CERTAINLY, with a voice as clear as crystal – but I'm afraid to say that Miss Roberta Flack, in concert, is something of a ...

Cornell Dupree: "Mean N' Greasy"

Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, March 1973

"IT'S HIGH time that session musicians were given greater recognition. After all, it's often their playing which makes a hit record, rather than the singing ...

Roberta Flack And All That Jazz

Interview by Danny Holloway, New Musical Express, 28 April 1973

DANNY HOLLOWAY talks, in New York, to the lady who made the big transition from jazz to mass acclaim. ...

Roberta Flack, War: Shea Stadium, Queens, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, The New York Times, 6 July 1973

Harmonica Turns Concert Into 'Party' ...

War, Roberta Flack, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Witherspoon: Shea Stadium, New York NY

Live Review by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, 21 July 1973

War declared at Shea Stadium. ...

The Pointers: Sign of a Wasted Rock Culture

Profile by Vernon Gibbs, New Musical Express, 29 September 1973

ANYTIME THE American media welcomes a new act with such an overt display of scraping and bowing for superlatives, it's time to be suspicious. ...

Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue, Joni Mitchell: Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 20 December 1975

Dylan's damp squib ...

Roberta Flack: Flack's Back

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 28 March 1978

Roberta Flack – the Star who likes to hang out just like everyday folks ...

Roberta Flack, the romantic

Interview by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 6 March 1981

ROBERTA FLACK is best known for her gentle melodic love songs — the 1973 Grammy winner, 'First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', the 1974 ...

Randy Crawford: Windsong (WEA)/Roberta Flack: I’m The One (Atlantic)

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 26 June 1982

ALAS FOR these voices: they are neither souls crying in a wilderness of sorrow, nor the sensuous claimants of a pathway to the inner sanctum ...

Anita Baker: Rhythm Of Love, Roberta Flack: Roberta

Review by Carol Cooper, Newsday, September 1994

In a long list of thank you’s on her first new album in four years, Anita Baker cites Roberta Flack "for loving me anyway." Now ...

Roberta Flack: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 21 July 2006

SHE'S WELL INTO her 68th year but Roberta Flack remains a strikingly prepossessing figure. A riot of comedic quips and acerbic asides beneath a leonine ...

Donny Hathaway: Never My Love: The Anthology (Atco) 9/10

Review by Terry Staunton, Uncut, February 2014

Superb overview of the soul man's tragically short career ...

see also Donny Hathaway


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