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Roberta Flack

Her style, which has remained fairly consistent over the decades, contains hints of jazz, gospel, and blues. Flack's music has a broad appeal that makes a mockery of the demographic borders of race, age, and gender.


  • Albums

    First Take, Atlantic, 1969.

    Chapter Two, Atlantic, 1970.

    Quiet Fire, Atlantic, 1971.

    Killing Me Softly, Atlantic, 1973.

    Feel Like Makin’ Love, Atlantic, 1975.

    Blue Lights in the Basement, Atlantic, 1977.

    Roberta Flack, Atlantic, 1978.

    Bustin’ Loose (soundtrack), MCA, 1981.

    Best of Roberta Flack, Atlantic, 1981.

    I’m the One, Atlantic, 1982.

    (With saxophonist Sadao Watanabe) Rendezvous, Elektra, 1984.

    Oasis, Atlantic, 1988.

    With Donny Hathaway

    Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway, Atlantic, 1972.

    Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway, Atlantic, 1980.

    With Peabo Bryson

    Live and More, Atlantic, 1981.

    Born to Love, Capitol, 1983.


  • Roberta has toured extensively worldwide since 1969. Has also scored for motion pictures and television, performed as a concert pianist, and conducted opera; formed own music publishing and record production company.


  • Sigma Delta Chi.



Other interests: The Real Artist Symposium, a gathering of highly intelligent, emotionally giving, super creative artists make up this group. They own their own masters and have collectively and individually given me the chance to introduce and expose them to you.

There are ten new songs from me (Roberta) and eight fabulous tracks with great melodies and lyrics from the rest of the members of the Symposium including:

When and Say No, featuring Roberta's vocals.

More than Enough with killer vocals from super talented guitarist-songwriter Sherrod Barnes, AKA "Lick Spiffy".

High, with incredibly sexy, sensual vocals from ace producer- songwriter Jerry Barnes.

Also, there's a jamming Reggae-Calypso tinged tune with two of my friends from Barbados, Nicolas Brancker and Arturo Tappin.

Currently, other members of the Symposium are Shelton Becton, Morris Pleasure, and Andre Smith. All of whom are represented on the Real Artist Symposium. I'm deliberately teasing you. This music is so good and so much fun.

Check us out - Roberta & R.A.S.

Music & Bands: Jazz, soul, folk, R&B


  • 1952 - 1956
    studied at Howard University, Music Education, Bachelor of Arts
  • 1959 - 1960
    Teacher, Public schools
  • 1960 - 1967
    English and music teacher, Public schools
  • 1969 - 2012
    recording artist, Atlantic Records
  • 1973
    "The First Time Ever"



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