Here is the 1972 original by Lori Lieberman and as the story goes, Roberta Flack was on a cross country flight from New York to L.A. and heard this on one of the airplane’s in-flight music stations. As soon as she landed she phoned producer Joel Dorn and said she had “the” song that they needed to record. When Roberta arrived back in New York they put the session together and recorded in an hour and a half or two hours tops. As they say the rest is history.

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