On August 1, 1973.

On August 1, 1973, “Atlantic” label released “Killing Me Softly”, the fifth Roberta Flack album. It was recorded 1972 – 1973, and was produced by Joel Dorn. “Killing Me Softly” won the 1974 “Grammy Award for Record of the Year”. In 2006, the album was certified 2 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Roberta Flack – arranger, piano, vocals
  • Deodato– conductor, string arrangements
  • William Eaton – brass arrangement
  • Alfred Ellis – brass arrangement, conductor
  • Kermit Moore – arranger, cello
  • Don Sebesky– conductor, horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Eric Gale– guitar
  • Ron Carter– bass
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • Ralph MacDonald– congas, percussion, tambourine
  • Bob Liftin, Gene Paul– engineer
  • Barry Diament – mastering
  • Rod Dyer – design
  • Burt Goldblatt – photography
  • David Redfern – inside photo
  • Jack Shaw – associate producer

Track listing:

  1. Killing Me Softly with His Song – Charles Fox, Norman Gimbel
  2. Jesse – Janis Ian
  3. No Tears (In the End) – Ralph MacDonald, William Salter
  4. I’m the Girl – James Alan Shelton
  5. River – Gene McDaniels
  6. Conversation Love – Terry Plumeri, Bill Seighman
  7. When You Smile – Ralph MacDonald, William Salter
  8. Suzanne – Leonard Cohen

 

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