Earlier today I read a blog post in which the writer talked about her first favorite song. That made me think... what was mine? Apparently, I must have discovered the radio when I was about 10, give or take a bit. (And just a sidebar... we still listened to AM radio back then.) All the songs (cheesy as they are) that I can recall loving as a kid were from about that time. There was Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks, The Night Chicago Died and Billy Don't Be a Hero by Paper Lace, Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede and this song... The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. Only the lovely Ms Flack has stood the test of time. I love this song as much today as I did then.
You can thank me later for not posting the Blue Swede video of Hooked on a Feeling with the wonderful "ooga chaka ooga chaka" background vocals and the lead singer dressed like a viking. (It was the 1970s after all.) But for kicks and giggles, you can see it here if you're curious.
Fickle April in the Italian Language
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