Essential Aretha Franklin, The
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This two-disc, 40-track anthology collects the key tracks from Aretha Franklin's stay with Columbia Records in the early '60s (1960 – 1965), and they catch the young singer and pianist in her first secular pop recordings - they're not quite soul and they're not gospel and most of them fall to the jazz-pop side of things.
Franklin was already too good a singer (and pianist) not to catch fire in a few of these selections, most notably "Lee Cross," where she lets in some gospel fervor, the elegant "Trouble in Mind," the romping "Soulville," and an almost majestic "Try a Little Tenderness," complete with lush strings, but the sheer emotional power of Franklin's voice feels held in check on most of these tracks.
|Primary Format - Music||CD|
|Music Genre Primary||Funk & Soul|
- 1. The Other Woman
- 2. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
- 3. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
- 4. Trouble In Mind
- 5. Mississippi Goddam
- 6. See-Line Woman
- 7. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
- 8. I Put A Spell On You
- 9. Ne Me Quitte Pas
- 10. Strange Fruit
- 11. Four Women
- 12. Sinnerman
- 13. Do I Move You?
- 1. I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl
- 2. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
- 3. The Glory Of Love (Previously Unreleased)
- 4. To Love Somebody
- 5. Do What You Gotta Do
- 6. Ain't Got No - I Got Life (From the Musical Production "Hair")
- 7. Why? (The King of Love Is Dead)
- 8. Everyone's Gone to the Moon
- 9. Revolution (Pts. 1 and 2)
- 10. To Be Young, Gifted and Black
- 11. Who Knows Where The Time Goes
- 12. Here Comes the Sun
- 13. Just Like a Woman
- 14. Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter
- 15. Rich Girl
- 16. A Single Woman
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