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.


1  I’m The One (William Eaton, Ralph MacDonald, William Salte) 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 Salte) 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 D Smith) 3:27
9  My Love For You (Brenda Russell, William D Smith) 3:24


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

Manufactured By – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Mastered At – Europadisk
Pressed By – Allied Record Company
Published By – Antisia Music, Inc.
Published By – Sin-Drome Music
Published By – Bleunig Music
Published By – Peabo Music
Published By – Carole Bayer Sager Music
Published By – Broozertoones, Inc.
Published By – Fox Fanfare Music
Published By – New Hidden Valley Music
Published By – 20th Century Fox Music Corp.
Published By – Salamani Music, Inc.
Published By – Hollywood Town Music
Published By – Ken Gorus Music
Recorded At – Rosebud Recording Studio
Recorded At – Westlake Studios
Recorded At – A&R Studios