SOU-130561

Aretha Franklin Aretha with the Ray Bryant Combo

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ARETHA FRANKLIN'S MAGNIFICENT DEBUT ALBUM

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 collector’s edition contains Franklin’s magnificent debutalbum for Columbia, Aretha (1961), featuring an all-star group conducted by Ray Bryant. In addition, we have included 8 bonus tracks consisting of hard to find sides from Aretha’s early years on the Checker, JVB, and Columbia labels. 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 (tenor sax), Tyree Glenn (trombone)
Clifton “Skeeter” Best, Chauncey “Lord” Westbrook (guitar)
Milt Hinton, Bill Lee (bass),
Ray Bryant, James McFarland (piano)
Osie Johnson, Belton “Sticks” Evans (drums), among others.

Recorded in New York City, between 1960 and 1961.
Original recordings produced by John Hammond.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET, RARE PHOTOS
VINTAGE MEMORABILIA & DETAILED LINER NOTES


TRACKS:

01. WON T BE LONG 3:11
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
07. RIGHT NOW 2:24
08. ARE YOU SURE 2:42
09. MAYBE I M A FOOL 3:18
10. IT AIN T NECESSARILY SO 2:53
11. (BLUE) BY MYSELF 2:40
12. TODAY I SING THE BLUES 2:47

BONUS TRACKS

13. PRECIOUS LORD (Part One) 3:28
14. PRECIOUS LORD (Part Two) 2:55
15. NEVER GROW OLD 2:58
16. YOU GROW CLOSER 2:46
17. WHO NEEDS YOU? (Alternate take) 3:05
18. IT S SO HEARTBREAKIN 2:41
19. ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY 2:28
20. OPERATION HEARTBREAK 3:03

TOTAL TIME: 57:41


Reference: SOU-130561
Label: Soul Jam
Label code: 600807
Format: CD
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 8436028699186