“The Closer I Get To You” by Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (1978)

The title of the Roberta Flack album that housed “The Closer I Get To You” was Blue Lights In The Basement. There couldn’t be a more accurate descriptor for what this song evokes. “The Closer I Get To You” is a slow dance classic; a perfectly sung, sumptuously arranged song that captures the first blush of a… Read More “The Closer I Get To You” by Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (1978)

“Back Together Again”by Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (1980)

“Back Together Again” was the last song Donny Hathaway added his voice to before his suicide in early 1979. Actually, I read somewhere (can’t remember where…might have been David Nathan’s book The Soulful Divas, might have been the 33 1/3 book on Donny Hathaway Live!) that it was actually completed on the day of Donny’s… Read More “Back Together Again”by Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (1980)