Saturday video break: First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

You all know the Roberta Flack version:

If you’re old enough to remember that song, you’re probably old enough to remember a TV ad or two selling a compilation of mellow hit songs that included this. (You may also remember it from the Clint Eastwood movie “Play Misty For Me”.) Aim that ad at a somewhat older audience and that compilation might include the Mel Torme version of this song:

He sure could sing, couldn’t he? Johnny Cash was a contemporary of Mel Torme’s, but his version of this chestnut is much more modern.

Believe it or not, that song was written for Peggy Seeger in the 50s, and was covered a bunch of times before Roberta Flack had her big hit with it.

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