Who Sang Be Real Black for Me? Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway

Donny Hathaway Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1972
length: 3:34
producer: Joel Dorn and Arif Mardin
mixer: Jimmy Douglass and Arif Mardin
recording engineer: Jimmy Douglass
strings arranger: Donny Hathaway
horn arranger: Donny Hathaway
electric bass guitar: Chuck Rainey
electric piano: Donny Hathaway
guitar: Eric Gale
drums (drum set): Bernard “Pretty” Purdie
percussion: Ralph MacDonald
piano: Donny Hathaway
vocal: Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway
Lyrics
Our time, short and precious
Your lips, warm and luscious
You don't have to wear false charms
'Cause when I wrap you in my hungry arms

Be real black for me
Be real black for me

Your hair, soft and crinkly
Your body, strong and stately
You don't have to search and roam
'Cause I got your love at home

Be real black for me
Be real black for me

In my head I'm only half together
If I lose you, I'll be ruined forever
Darling, take my hand and hold me
Hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me

You know how much I need you
To have you, really feel you
You don't have to change a thing
No one knows the love you bring

Be real black for me
Be real black for me
Be real black for me
Be real black for me

I want you to do that
Be real black for me
Be real black for me
Be real black for me
Be real black for me

Lord, have mercy
Be real black for me
Be real black for me

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I (Who Have Nothing)
  • 2 You've Got a Friend
  • 3 Baby I Love You
  • 4 Be Real Black for Me
  • 5 You've Lost That Loving Feeling
  • 6 For All We Know
  • 7 Where Is the Love
  • 8 When Love Has Grown
  • 9 Come Ye Disconsolate
  • 10 Mood

  • Release information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin