LPS-130411

Aretha Franklin With the Ray Bryant Combo - Aretha - 180 Gram

12,39 €

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Her magnificent DEBUT ALBUM LONG UNAVAILABLE ON LP!!!

4 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

With her soaring voice and often fiery abandon, the great Aretha Franklin epitomized soul at its most gospel-charged. Lithe and sultry, assertive and caressing, knowing and luxuriant, her singing melts down any divisions between gospel, soul, jazz and blues, bringing an improvisatory spirit even to the most cut-and-dried pop material.

This quintessential LP collector’s edition contains Franklin’s magnificent debut album for Columbia, Aretha (1961), featuring The Ray Bryant Combo. As bonus track we also have included “Operation Heartbreak,” originally issued as B-side that same year. At only 18-years old, Aretha already had incredible majesty and power, and an instinctive blend of gospel, blues and jazz that stretched way beyond her years. She’s at her best here in a small group setting, rather than the orchestral sounds. It serves as the best introduction for anyone wanting to explore “Lady Soul’s” first steps. This is the material upon which Aretha’s soul kingdom and unique personal style were built.

PERSONNEL:

ARETHA FRANKLIN
, lead vocals and piano, plus:
Al Sears, Lucky Warren (tenor saxophone),
Quentin Jackson, Tyree Glenn (trombone),
Clifton “Skeeter” Best, Chauncey “Lord” Westbrook (guitar),
Milt Hinton, Bill Lee (bass), Ray Bryant, John McFarland (piano),
Osie Johnson, Belton”Sticks” Evans (drums).

Recorded in 1960, at Columbia Records studios, New York City.
Arranged by J. Leslie McFarland (except “Operation Heartbreak,” conducted and arranged by Richard Wess).
Produced by John Hammond.

SIDE ONE

01 WON’T BE LONG 3:10
02 OVER THE RAINBOW 2:40
03 LOVE IS THE ONLY THING 2:42
04 SWEET LOVER 3:24
05 ALL NIGHT LONG 2:59
06 WHO NEEDS YOU? 2:48
SIDE TWO
01 RIGHT NOW 2:25
02 ARE YOU SURE 2:42
03 MAYBE I’M A FOOL 3:18
04 IT AIN’T NECESSARILY SO 2:55
05 (BLUE) BY MYSELF 2:40
06 TODAY I SING THE BLUES 2:48
07 OPERATION HEARTBREAK 2:56 (+)

(*) Bonus track

Reference: LPS-130411
Label: Hoo Doo Records
Label code: 7074500
Format: LP
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 8436028690312