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Killing Me Softly (with his song)
by Roberta Flack
#BestSeventiesPop
From the brilliant "200 best songs of the Seventies" at Pitchfork:
"Originally by Lori Lieberman, but it’s easy to see why Flack was the one who took “Killing Me Softly” to No. 1. This is a song about witnessing a performance that resonates so deeply, the singer might as well be using your soul as an instrument.

The experience isn’t a totally emotional one, though; phrases like “strumming my pain with his fingers” and “I felt all flushed with fever” pulse with physicality, and Lieberman’s dreamy voice and acoustic guitar couldn’t do justice to that side of the song.

It took Flack’s warm, searching alto, Ron Carter’s teasing bass, and Grady Tate’s throbbing drums to heat up the track without trampling its innocence."
1973 - Atlantic - United States
Posted: 26th August 2016
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