Roberta Flack releases her sixth album : ‘Blue Lights in the Basement’ featuring ‘The Closer I Get to You’ with Donny Hathaway (1977)

Roberta Flack‘s ‘Blue Lights in the Basement’ is her sixth studio album released on December 13, 1977 by Atlantic.

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Roberta Flack releases her sixth album : ‘Blue Lights in the Basement’ featuring  ‘The Closer I Get to You’ with Donny Hathaway (1977)

Track Listing : 1.Why Don’T You Move In With Me (Gene Mcdaniels) – 04:54 . 2.The Closer I Get To You (Reggie Lucas, James Mtume) – 04:41 . 3.Fine, Fine Day (Rachel Perry) – 04:51 . 4.This Time I’Ll Be Sweeter (Pat Grant, Gwen Guthrie) – 04:27 . 5.25Th Of Last December (Gene Mcdaniels) – 04:34 . 6.After You (Michael Masser, Ron Miller) – 03:53 . 7.I’D Like To Be Baby To You (Morgan Ames) – 04:40 . 8.Soul Deep (Wayne Carson) – 02:24 . 9.Love Is The Healing (Gene Mcdaniels) – 03:45 . 10.Where I’Ll Find You (David Mchugh) – 03:10

Musicians : Roberta Flack – Piano, Vocals . James Mtume – Percussion, Background Vocals . Ronnie Foster – Keyboards, Background Vocals . Don Grolnick – Keyboards . Michael Kamen – Oboe . Rob Mounsey – Keyboards . Reggie Lucas – Guitar . Basil Fearrington – Bass . Steve Gadd – Drums . Paul Griffin – Keyboards . Idris Muhammad – Drums . Anthony Jackson – Bass . Howard King – Drums . Will Lee – Bass . Hugh Mccracken – Guitar . Jeff Mironov – Guitar . Leon Pendarvis – Keyboards, Background Vocals . Allan Schwartzberg – Drums . David Spinozza – Guitar . Harry Whitaker – Keyboards . Jimmy Wong – Drums . John Tropea – Guitar . David Carey – Percussion . Gary King – Percussion . Errol Crusher Bennett – Percussion . Jimmy Maelen – Percussion . Deniece Williams – Background Vocals . Brenda White – Background Vocals . Zachary Sanders – Background Vocals . Yvonne Lewis – Background Vocals . Brenda White-King – Background Vocals . Lani Groves – Background Vocals . Jim Gilstrap – Background Vocals . Gene Mcdaniels – Background Vocals . Gwen Guthrie – Background Vocals

Production : Produced By Ahmet Ertegün

Recorded 1976–1977.

Released On December 13, 1977 By Atlantic.

(Source Roberta Flack – Blue Lights in the Basement | Roberta Flack – Singer, Songwriter, Musician)

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Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
At this point the sincere-sounding, low-key production and performance keeps everything engaging instead of cloying, a tricky balance Flack wasn’t able to maintain on later releases. Many of the same musicians as on the previous release – Jackson, McCracken – plus studio bigshots like Steve Gadd, […]

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“The Closer I Get to You.” The track easily attains the grace and gorgeous sound that a lot of the like-minded songs here just miss. […]

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