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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 -

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Greatest Hits (2-CD)
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(2000/WARNER AUSTRALIA) 31 tracks
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Sparkle
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(1976 'Atlantic') Rhino
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Electrifyng Aretha - A Bit Of Soul-3x180g Vinyl
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(1961-65 'Sony') Music On Vinyl Electrifying' & 'A Bit Of Soul' plus bonus 10'LP and new linernotes. Limited Edition. 41 tracks. Expanded HQ vinyl editions of 'The Electrifying' & 'A Bit Of Soul' plus bonus 10'LP and new linernotes....
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Young, Gifted And Black (lmtd.colored vinyl)
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The Electrifying - The Tender, The Moving
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Aretha Now (1968) re
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(1988/RAVEN AUSTRALIA) 10 tracks - Stereo
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Soul Sister (1966) 180g Vinyl
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Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington
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​2009 'Speakers Corner', 10 tracks. Original release: Columbia 1964
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The Best Of Aretha Franklin (CD)
Aretha Franklin: The Best Of Aretha Franklin (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBMG60432

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(SonyBMG) 15 tracks (59:48) 1962-1988 - perfect compiled!*****
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A Deeper Love - The Very Best Of... (2-CD)
Aretha Franklin: A Deeper Love - The Very Best Of... (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDSNY36552

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(2009/Sony) 32 tracks
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Live At Fillmore West (180g)
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(2014/Speakers Corner) 10 tracks 1971
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Aretha with the Ray Bryant Combo (180g-Limited Edition)
Aretha Franklin: Aretha with the Ray Bryant Combo (180g-Limited... Art-Nr.: LPWT771903

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(2014/WaxTime) 11 tracks, Includes Free MP3 Album Download
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The Queen Of Soul 4-CD
Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul 4-CD Art-Nr.: CD796069

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(Rhino) 87 tracks - Atlantic 1967-76.
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The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging (1962)...plus 180g (incl. album download)
Aretha Franklin: The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging... Art-Nr.: LP771956

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(2014/Wax Time) 14 tracks. (Ltd. Edt 180g Vinyl)
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The Real... (3-CD)
Aretha Franklin: The Real... (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CDSNY97242

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(2014/SONY) 49 tracks
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Lady Soul (CD)
Aretha Franklin: Lady Soul (CD) Art-Nr.: CDATL818182

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(Rhino) 10 tracks
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Spanish Harlem (CD)
Aretha Franklin: Spanish Harlem (CD) Art-Nr.: CDFB523626

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(1998/Flashback) 10 tracks
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I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You  (CD, Japan)
Aretha Franklin: I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (CD,... Art-Nr.: CDATL6865

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(2013/Atlantic Japan) 14 Tracks - Japan CD reissue of the original 1967 Atlantic album plus two bonus tracks!
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Lady Soul (CD, Japan)
Aretha Franklin: Lady Soul (CD, Japan) Art-Nr.: CDATL7183

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(2013/Atlantic Japan) 14 Tracks - Japan CD reissue of the original 1968 Atlantic album plus 4 rare bonus tracks!
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Aretha  With The Ray Bryant Combo (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Aretha Franklin: Aretha With The Ray Bryant Combo (LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPDOL974

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(Dol) 19 tracks - Reproduction of the original 1961 'Columbia' LP album plus seven bonus tracks from the 'Bobby Scott Sessions' - Gatefold cover
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The Atlantic Singles Collection 1967-1970 (2-LP)
Aretha Franklin: The Atlantic Singles Collection 1967-1970 (2-LP) Art-Nr.: LPRN785804

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(Warner/Rhino) 25 tracks - Original 'Atlantic' recordings taken from the original tapes
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Aretha Gospel (LP)
Aretha Franklin: Aretha Gospel (LP) Art-Nr.: LPCH9105

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(Checker Records) 9 tracks - Recorded in 1956 at the 'New Bethel Baptist Church' in Detroit, Michigan
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30 Greatest Hits (2-LP)
Aretha Franklin: 30 Greatest Hits (2-LP) Art-Nr.: LP7816681

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(Atlantic) 30 tracks - Gatefold Cover
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I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (CD)
Aretha Franklin: I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (CD) Art-Nr.: CD143922

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(Atlantic Recording) 11 tracks
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30 Greatest Hits (2-CD)
Aretha Franklin: 30 Greatest Hits (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDATL6682

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(Atlantic Records) 30 Tracks - 1967-1974 - The double-disc set '30 Greatest Hits' contains all of Aretha Franklin's greatest hits from the '60s and early '70s. ...It's an essential, comprehensive collection - the ideal purchase for fans...
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