Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Ever I saw your face



Many happy returns today to the eternally fabulous Roberta Flack, a sadly under-rated vocal talent who (in my opinion) is every bit as worthy of adulation as Miss Franklin, Miss Ross or (heaven forfend) Miss Warwick.

Here she is in a rare performance of a forgotten ('til Miss Amy Winehouse covered it) soul number from some time in the 70s when tribal art backdrops and butterscotch wallpaper were considered de rigeur - it's Mr Magic:



By the way, anyone else think she may have had some "work" done..?



More Roberta here, and the ultimate "Battle of the Divas" - in which Miss Flack holds her own quite well - is here.

Roberta Cleopatra Flack (born 10th February 1937 or 1939)

4 comments:

  1. "Some" work? She looks like Pete Burns with a bad weave.

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    1. ...or Whitney Houston's ghost reflected in a fairground mirror. Jx

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  2. I love her - not as much as Miss Ross of course, but she is certainly in the same league as Miss Franklin and Miss Warwick, if not a step above.

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    1. She definitely has the voice, if not the glamour. Jx

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