The first time I heard Donny Hathaway was in the car, with my family. I heard “Song For You“, and knew Mr. Hathaway was in an immense amount of pain. You can always here heart-felt emotions in authentic artist.
Later in life, I decided to buy the cassette single for “Killing Me Softly” by the Fugees. Lauryn Hill‘s hook put the Fugees into mainstream audiences everywhere. My mom said, ” Why did they mess up Roberta Flack‘s song?” Of course, not knowing any better I assumed that Lauryn’s version was better , than Roberta’s. I heard that version, and once again I felt authentic emotions. Lauryn did a superb job on her cover! No one sings “Killing Me Softly” better than Roberta Flack!
- A Timeless Voice: Roberta Flack Sings The Beatles (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- Have You Heard? – (29) “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (tfw5.com)
- Take Me To The River – Soul On Soul (kcsfradio.com)
- YouTube Talent: Alice Russell – Crazy (thenext2shine.com)
- Donny Hathaway – These Songs for You, Live! (1972) (madasawriting.com)