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Saturday video break: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Song #59 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”, by Peggy Seeger and covered by Roberta Flack. Here’s the original:

Another original I can’t say I’m familiar with. It’s OK, but not really to my taste. Here’s the Roberta Flack cover:

I daresay this is what most people are familiar with. Not my favorite song in the world – I don’t dislike it, it’s just kind of “meh” to me – but I love Roberta Flack’s voice. What do you think?

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  1. Linkmeister says:

    Here’s the backstory of the song’s composition along with a lot of cover performances. The CompVideo website is a great resource for folk songs which were once performed by The Kingston Trio.