Roberta Flack, First Take, 1969 on Atlantic. (SD 8230).

Such a beautiful album – great version of “Compared to What” but also the inimitable “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.”

on the most recent Rolling Stone 500 greatest albums of all time

On the rear jacket Les McCann describes seeing her performance in DC at the Bohemian Caverns in 1968 and introducing her to Joel Dorn from Atlantic

There’s a 50th anniversary edition out now too at but this is a 1969 pressing i found at Anntiques in Ipswich MA