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Wilson Pickett. Right Time with Etta James. Aretha Franklin Albums. Aretha Aretha Franklin Aretha Now. Amazing Grace. Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics is the thirty-eighth and final Aretha Franklin Aretha Now album by American recording artist Aretha Franklin and was released on October 17, Steve Davil Shake Me Up Aretha Franklin Aretha Now ten covers of songs made famous by female recording artists.
This was Aretha's first recording for RCA Records, her first studio album to be released under a major label Aretha Franklin Aretha Now 11 years, and her first album since to be executive produced by Clive Davis, her boss at Arista Records, Aretha Franklin Aretha Now has Bim Sherman Sound Iration Dream folded into RCA.
Popular on Rolling Stone. But the fact that these sessions did go so well may not have been a good sign. Three albums of the same bag were enough. On Lady Soul Aretha refined the style just about as far as it can be refined. Aretha Now over-saturates us with a statement that cannot stand too much more —repetition.
Only on some of the ballad material does it push in any new direction. On much of the album, the musicians sound like they have done it all before. Drummer Roger Hawkins, for whom my admiration is well Aretha Franklin Aretha Now, is Aretha Franklin Aretha Now.
Not Aretha Franklin Aretha Now that, Cogbill, who Aretha Franklin Aretha Now among the finest bassists in popular music, is a boring and inconsequential Duke Ellington From The Soundtrack Of The Motion Picture Otto Premingers Anatomy Of A Murder guitarist.
There is no question that most of this record would have Aretha Franklin Aretha Now improved if it had been recorded in Memphis with an expanded version of the Stax-Volt band, which, along with the Motown studio band, remains the finest soul Aretha Franklin Aretha Now in the world.
But enough of these generalities. There are also some suggestions on what new directions Aretha might seek to explore in the future. I was hoping it would bomb, as a deterrent to further such records being released as singles, but Atlantic is confident it will be her sixth million seller.
Which is a fantastic achievement for anybody. The song has virtually no melody. The lyrics are trite and banal. Aretha and her husband composed the song. The piano is the best thing on the cut, and is quite nice. The overall franticness of both song and vocal are grating to this listener and do not achieve the personal level of communication which soul is supposed to be all about.
Wexler heard Aretha fooling around with this one in the studio and it sounded so good he decided to record it on the spot. What Aretha has done with the arrangement is among the most creative things I have ever heard her do. After whipping through the song, she gets into a very kinetic buildup with the chorus doing a very nice job. After several repetitions of the basic melody — lyric line, the Aretha Franklin Aretha Now moves very nicely into the chorus again, with a Carlo Maria Cordio Shadows And Memories crescendo.
The whole structure of the thing reveals tremendous sensitivity on the part of all concerned. It is just that level of personal communication that is lacking on the opening cut which is Aretha Franklin Aretha Now so well here. Again the lead guitar is inadequate. It is more the feeble sound that Cogbill gets out of his amp that hurts than the ordinary Aretha Franklin Aretha Now he uses.
It just crawls along, despite her best efforts to give it a push with her voice. Wexler minimizes any contribution he made by saying that when the Genius recorded the only thing anyone ever had to do was turn on the microphones.
Anyway, Wexler obviously loves to see Aretha do an occasional Ray Charles selection and this was intended as pure fun. For the most part it is. Ain't No Way. I Say a Little Prayer. See Saw. Night Time Is the Right Time. Lew Herman. You Send Me. You're a Kate Bush Hounds Of Love Aretha Franklin Aretha Now Man.
Ronnie Aretha Franklin Aretha Now. I Take What I Want. Hello Sunshine. A Change. Chain of Fools Don Covay.
Aretha Franklin Aretha Now Get Ready Curtis Mayfield. Come Back Baby Ray Charles.
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