Album of the Day
Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway
These two Howard University alums had crossed paths briefly (Roberta Flack’s first two albums included some Donny Hathaway songs) before Atlantic Records’ Jerry Wexler teamed the acclaimed performers for a duets album. The 10 tracks on this release include a couple of successful singles – “You’ve Got A Friend,” which was issued at the same time as James Taylor’s version, and “Where Is The Love,” which peaked at #5 on Billboard's Hot 100 this week in 1972 (and would go on to win a Grammy the following year). A million-selling hit, this wonderful collection of standards and originals shows that ROBERTA FLACK AND DONNY HATHAWAY were true musical soulmates.