The Roberta Flack - Chapter Two RCB Tank
From the original painting by :Noble :D. :LeMoore.
In commemoration of the elegant, sophisticated, smooth, R&B, Soul, pianist, vocalist, and teacher, Roberta "Cleopatra" Flack. Born in Black Mountain, North Carolina (U.S.A.) on February 10, 1937. She comes from a musical tradition that was the soul of her family's DNA. Daughter of Laron Flack, a church organ player, she learned to play piano at an early age. Gospel music was her starting point, and she grew up playing hymns and spirituals on piano for the Lomax African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. She earned her scholarship and music degree at Howard University. She attended class with her peer Donny Hathaway, with whom she would later do many classical duets. To make her hands meet, she became a teacher and worked at Banneker, Browne, and Rabaut Junior High Schools. She would also teach private piano lessons while singing at Washington clubs during the evening and weekends. One night, she performed in front of Jazz musician Les McCann and made a great impression on him. McCann brought her to sign to Atlantic Record. While pursuing her career, she also devoted her talent to great causes. She was a perfectionist, fully dedicated. She blessed the audience with a mesmerizing voice and has been able to incarnate many styles and genres in the most credible, and incredible way. She can easily be remembered by her rendering of "Killing Me softly" also reinterpreted by Lauryn Hill in the 90s in the Fugees album "The Score". Also sampled on "All I Want Is You" with Miguel Feat. J. Cole. More for the hip-hop fans, there is also "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face" which was reappropriated by O.D.B. of Wu-tang (Parental Advisory). Her sound has been sampled by many other Hip Hop artists such as Gangstarr, Nas, Az, Kanye West, M.O.P. Chance the Rapper, etc. Her performance was finely captured in the legendary movie "Soul to Soul" directed by Denis Sanders. The movie captured a concert held to celebrate the 14th anniversary of the independence of Ghana. Among the performers, the event featured Les McCann, Eddie Harris, Wilson Picket, Santana, The Staple Singers, Ike & Tina Turner, The Voices Of Harlem, etc. Besides her collaboration with Donny Hathaway, she partnered with Peabo Bryson along the way and collaborated many times with Miles Davis, and left her mark as a musician and songstress with a memorable way of expression that lasts the ages. This is a reproduction of the cover of the classic album "Chapter Two". This nontemporal picture was the one picked for the album, from Jack Robinson's photography session. Painting By Noble D. LeMoore for old souls immortalized. Rock an edgy look with this relaxed fit, raw-edged seamed racerback tank. Bonus? It's super soft and comfortable.
• 50% polyester/25% combed and ringspun cotton/25% rayon
• 40 singles
• 3.8 oz (128 g/m2)
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