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Aretha Franklin

Respect 

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 -

Various - Sweet Soul Music

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Electrifying Aretha (180g Vinyl - lmited edition)
Aretha Franklin: Electrifying Aretha (180g Vinyl - lmited edition) Art-Nr.: LP772007

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(2015/Wax Time) 14 tracks. Includes free MP3 album download. Her 1961/2 record plus 2 bonus tracks.
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The Real... Aretha Franklin - The Ultimate Collection (3-CD)
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Love Songs (CD)
Aretha Franklin: Love Songs (CD) Art-Nr.: CD257620

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Aretha Now (CD, Japan)
Aretha Franklin: Aretha Now (CD, Japan) Art-Nr.: CD2OP22373

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(1989/Atlantic Japan) 10 Tracks - Stereo, rare Japan CD reissue of the original 1968 vinyl album!
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Aretha With The Ray Bryant Combo (LP 180g colored Vinyl, LTD)
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(Music on Vinyl) 12 tracks, colored transparent vinyl in red, limited edition of 2000 numbered copies. The super-talented Aretha Franklin had just turned 18 when she recorded her album Aretha with The Ray Bryant Combo. This 1961 album...
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Matt Dobkin: Respect, And The Making Of A So
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Aretha (CD)
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(Rhino) 20 tracks digisleeve To call Aretha Franklin one of the greatest American artists of all time would be an understatement. Her voice, spanning several octaves, has moved millions around the world over the course of an unparalleled...
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Today I Sing The Blues - 38 Greatest Hits (2-CD)
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(Spectre Media) 38 tracks Aretha Franklin was born on March 25, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee. Through her father, a famous Baptist preacher, she came into contact with gospel music at an early age. In 1956, she released a gospel album with...
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Amazing Grace (2-LP, Colored Vinyl, Ltd.)
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(Atlantic) 14 tracks, colored vinyl in white, gatefold cover, limited edition. Originally released in 1972, Amazing Grace entered the Billboard Top Ten as soon as it was released and became one of the best-selling gospel records of all...
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The Atlantic Singles Collection 1967-1970 (2-CD)
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(Atlantic-Rhino) 34 Tracks - The impressive career of soul legend Aretha Franklin lasted over 50 years. The singer wrote one of the most important chapters of her career at Atlantic Records. In 1967 she moved to the American label, where...
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Aretha Franklin - 20 Greatest Hits (CD)
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The Genius Of Aretha Franklin (CD)
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Young, Gifted And Black (LP, Colored Vinyl, Ltd.)
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(Rhino) 12 tracks This album is considered one of Aretha Franklin's best projects and a precursor to the Pro Black Movement albums in the 70s. It includes the title track, Rock Steady and Day Dreaming, among others. Yellow vinyl.
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Knew You Where Waiting - The Best Of Aretha Franklin 1980-2014 (2-LP & Download)
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(Arista) 18 tracks The best of the great Aretha from her Arista period from 1980 to 2014 with many prestigious duets (with G. Benson, Eurythmics, G. Michael, Elton John, Whitney Houston) + a cover of Adele's Rolling in the deep in a...
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Aretha (4-CD Deluxe Digibook)
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(Rhino/Warner) 81 tracks To say that Aretha Franklin was one of the greatest American artists of all time is an understatement. Her multi-octave voice moved millions around the world during an unrivaled career that spanned six decades...
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Aretha - Career Retrospective (2-LP)
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Her Ultimate Collection (LP, 180g Colored Vinyl, Ltd.)
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(Sony) 13 tracks, colored Viny (red)l, limited Edition
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Mark Bego: Queen Of Soul - Biografie
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(2012/EDEL) Deutsch, Hardback, 215x143 mm, 359 Seiten, 40 Duoton- Fotos, Diskografie. Aus ihrem Privatleben hat die 20-fache Grammy-Gewinnerin Aretha Franklin immer ein Geheimnis gemacht. Bestsellerautor Mark Bego (über 10 Millionen...
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Respect - The Very Best Of Aretha Franklin (2-CD)
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(2003/WARNER) 43 tracks 1967-71 Essential - last copies!
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Love Songs
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(2005/WARNER) 16 tracks, 1967-76
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Great American Songbook
Aretha Franklin: Great American Songbook Art-Nr.: CD783468

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(2011/SONY) 18 tracks (Columbia)
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The Very Best Of 1962-98
Aretha Franklin: The Very Best Of 1962-98 Art-Nr.: CD7906522

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The Platinum Collection (CD)
Aretha Franklin: The Platinum Collection (CD) Art-Nr.: CD799665

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(WARNER) 16 tracks, recorded 1967-1976
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Just A Matter Of Time - Classic Columbia
Aretha Franklin: Just A Matter Of Time - Classic Columbia Art-Nr.: CDKEND325

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(2009/ACE) 24 tracks (2 prev.unissued) Columbia 1961-65 with 16 page booklet.
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The Best Of Aretha Franklin (CD)
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