1982 Roberta Flack – I’m The One

I’m the One is an album by Roberta Flack released in May 1982 which reached #59 on the album chart in Billboard whose R&B album chart afforded the album a #16 peak.

The Burt Bacharach/Carole Bayer Sager-produced “Making Love”, which appeared in the film of the same name and in the spring of 1982 had afforded Flack her final solo Top 40 hit (#13 on the Billboard Hot 100), was included on the I’m the One album along with eight new tracks co-produced by William Eaton, Ralph MacDonald, William Salter and Flack herself.

The track “I’m the One” given parallel single release with the album peaked at #42 on the Hot 100 where it marked Flack’s final solo appearance although she’d return to the Hot 100 in 1983 with the duets “Tonight, I Celebrate My Love” (#16) and “You’re Looking Like Love to Me” (#58) (both with Peabo Bryson) and again in 1991 with “Set the Night to Music” (with Maxi Priest/ #6).

A third single from the I’m the One album: “In the Name of Love”, reached #24 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.


I’m The One (William Eaton, Ralph MacDonald, William Salter) 4:07
2  Till The Morning Comes (Casey Daniels, Ralph MacDonald, William Salter) 3:50
3  Love And Let Love (William Eaton, Ralph MacDonald, William Salter) 4:37
4  Never Loved Before (Bobby Caldwell, Henry Grumpo Marx) 4:02
5  In The Name Of Love (Ralph MacDonald, William Salter, Bill Withers) 4:00
6  Ordinary Man (Peabo Bryson) 4:30
Making Love (Burt Bacharach, Bruce Roberts, Carole Bayer Sager) 3:46
8  Happiness (Harriet Schock, William Smith) 3:27
9  My Love For You (Brenda Russell, William Smith) 3:24


BassMarcus Miller
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarEric Gale
Fender RhodesRichard Tee
SynthesizerPaul Griffin
PercussionRalph MacDonald
Background VocalsDiva Gray
Background VocalsFrank Floyd
Background VocalsKasey Cisyk
Background VocalsVivian Cherry
Background VocalsBill Eaton
Background VocalsZack Sanders


4 Never Loved Before

DrumsBuddy Williams

5 In The Name Of Love

SaxGrover Washington Jr

7 Making Love

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarLee Ritenour
PianoRichard Tee
SynthesizerBurt Bacharach
SynthesizerCraig Hundley
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa

9 My Love For You

SaxGrover Washington Jr

Liner Notes

Producer – Ralph MacDonald, Roberta Flack, William Eaton, William Salter
Producer (Coordinator) – Jacklyn Brown, Janaire Boger, Kirk D. Fancher, Renee Bell
Arranged By – William Eaton
Engineer – Carla Bandinni, Ed Rak, Elliot Scheiner, Mike Bradley, Ollie Cotton, Richard Alderson
Engineer (Assistant) – Anthony MacDonald, Ed Heath, Kendall Brown, Lamont Moreno
Engineer (Remix) – Elliott Scheiner

Art Direction – Bob Defrin
Illustration – Kinuko Y. Craft

Mastered At Europadisk
Recorded At Rosebud Recording Studio
Recorded At Westlake Studios
Recorded At A&R Studios
Phonographic Copyright Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright Atlantic Recording Corporation