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Aretha Franklin Rare And Unreleased (2-CD)

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Aretha Franklin: Rare And Unreleased (2-CD)

(2007/RHINO/ATLANTIC) 35 tracks (140 mins.) 1967-73 with 24 page booklet. A stunning set of rare and soulful demos, outtakes and b-sides - digital remastered and mostly unissued. Highlight!


Franklin, Aretha - Rare And Unreleased (2-CD) CD 1
1: I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
2: Dr. Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business)
3: Sweet Bitter Love
4: It Was You
5: The Letter
6: So Soon
7: Mr. Big
8: Talk To Me, Talk To Me
9: The Fool In The Hill
10: Pledging My Love/The Clock
11: You´re Taking Another Man´s Place
12: You Keep Me Hangin´On
13: I´m Trying To Overcome
14: My Way
15: My Cup Runneth Over
16: You´re All I Need To Get By
17: You´re All I Need To Get By
18: Lean On Me
19: Rock Steady
20: I Need A Strong Man (The To-To Song)
21: Heavenly Father
22: Sweetest Smile And The Funkiest Style
23: This Is
24: Tree Of Life
25: Do You Know
26: Can You Love Again
27: I Want To Be With You
28: Suzanne
29: That´s The Way I Feel About Cha
30: Ain´t But The One
31: The Happy Blues
32: At Last
33: Love Letters
34: I´m In Love
35: Are You Leaving Me


Artikeleigenschaften von Aretha Franklin: Rare And Unreleased (2-CD)

  • Interpret: Aretha Franklin

  • Albumtitel: Rare And Unreleased (2-CD)

  • Format CD
  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Music Genre Soul
  • Music Style Soul
  • Music Sub-Genre 254 Soul
  • Title Rare And Unreleased (2-CD)
  • Release date 2007
  • Label RHINO

  • SubGenre R&B Music - Soul

  • EAN: 0081227997038

  • weight in Kg 0.120

Artist description "Franklin, Aretha"

Aretha Franklin


Aretha Franklin



Contrary to popular opinion, Aretha Franklin had made great records prior to Jerry Wexler signing her to Atlantic. They just hadn't been in tune with the trends of the day. Under Wexler's supervision, Aretha would take her throne as the Queen of Soul.


Born in Memphis on March 25, 1942, Aretha was the daughter of the celebrated Rev. C.L. Franklin, who settled in at Detroit's New Bethel Baptist Church and rose to glory as one of the country's highest profile African-American clergymen, with dozens of albums of his sermons issued on Chess. At 14, Aretha was recording for Chess too, live from her father's church. But C.L. was a worldly man of the cloth, realizing that Aretha's stirring pipes and rock-ribbed piano were destined for mainstream stardom. He gave her his blessing when John Hammond signed her to Columbia in 1960.  

Hammond and fellow Columbia producers Bobby Scott, Robert Mersey, Clyde Otis, and Bob Johnston placed the young singer in every context imaginable, from jazz chanteuse to pop songbird, showbiz crooner to soul belter, with only intermittent success. Untapped potential abounded when Aretha joined Atlantic in 1966. Wexler brought her down to Muscle Shoals, where Franklin managed to cut I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Loved You), her first R&B chart-topper, and part of its flip Do Right Woman – Do Right Man before a tussle broke out between a trumpeter and Aretha's hubby, Ted White. Then Fame Studios owner Rick Hall and White got into it. The subsequent fallout meant that Franklin wouldn't go down south to record again.

Wexler brought the Muscle Shoals session aces to New York to continue the project. Could their sound travel? "We were a little bit worried about that. After all, we're young southern guys, and then all of a sudden we're going to New York City to play on these records," says drummer Roger Hawkins. "But really, after the first couple of hours, it was just the same thing, only you're doing it in a different building."

Work began on Aretha's first Atlantic album, and when she and her little sister Carolyn, one of her background singers, started fooling around with Otis Redding's Respect—a #4 R&B hit for him in 1965—everything came together. Wexler inserted the bridge from Sam & Dave's When Something Is Wrong With My Baby for saxman King Curtis to solo over, and Aretha and Carolyn came up with the "sock it to me" line and the spelling out of "R-E-S-P-E-C-T."  Aretha stole the tune right out from under Otis' nose (she even slips in a mention of one of her best Columbia sides, Runnin' Out Of Fools, on the fade), making it a number one pop and R&B smash. And in the Queen's hands, Respect became an anthem for the civil rights movement, a non-negotiable demand for African-American empowerment that was tragically overdue.


- Bill Dahl -

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