Roberta On this inspired swing through soul, blues, / and jazz classics — such as Al Green's "Let's Stay Together," B.B. King's "The Thrill Is Gone,"… Roberta On this inspired swing through soul, blues, / and jazz classics — such as Al Green's "Let's Stay Together," B.B. King's "The Thrill Is Gone,"… Roberta Flack R&B
Music Review

Album Review: 'Roberta' (1994)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Lead Performance: Roberta Flack; Genre: R&B

On this inspired swing through soul, blues, / and jazz classics — such as Al Green's ''Let's Stay Together,'' B.B. King's ''The Thrill Is Gone,'' and Billy Eckstine's 1945 hit, ''Cottage For Sale'' — Flack sounds as supple, dramatic, and warm as ever. Sure, there are few bows to contemporary R&B in terms of form or content, but that's okay: After all, a singer of her standing is above kowtowing to trends. A-

Originally posted Oct 21, 1994 Published in issue #245 Oct 21, 1994 Order article reprints