Dienstag, 21. Juni 2022

Aretha Franklin - Soul '69

Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music.

"Soul `69" is one of her most overlooked '60s albums, on which she presented some of her jazziest material, despite the title. None of these cuts were significant hits, and none were Aretha originals; she displayed her characteristically eclectic taste in the choice of cover material, handling compositions by Percy Mayfield, Sam Cooke, Smokey Robinson, and, at the most pop-oriented end of her spectrum, John Hartford's "Gentle on My Mind" and Bob Lind's "Elusive Butterfly."

Her vocals are consistently passionate and first-rate, though, as is the musicianship; besides contributions from the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, session players include respected jazzmen Kenny Burrell, Ron Carter, Grady Tate, David Newman, and Joe Zawinul.

The album was critically well received. Music journalist Stanley Booth wrote in Rolling Stone that Soul '69 was "quite possibly the best record to appear in the last five years", describing it as "excellent in ways in which pop music hasn't been since the Beatles spear-headed the renaissance of rock".


Ramblin' 3:07
Today I Sing The Blues 4:22
River's Invitation 2:38
Pitiful 3:01
Crazy He Calls Me 3:24
Bring It On Home To Me 3:39
Tracks Of My Tears 2:53
If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody 3:06
Gentle On My Mind 2:26
So Long 4:33
I'll Never Be Free 4:11
Elusive Butterfly 2:44

Aretha Franklin - Soul`69
(320 kbps, cover art included)

5 Kommentare:

Bob Mac hat gesagt…

thank you, one I didn't have by Aretha

Raphael hat gesagt…

Muito bom!!!

zero hat gesagt…

You are welcome. All the best!

Anonym hat gesagt…

I liked some, but not all, of the arrangements. If you like Aretha--and I think that would be most of us reading this blog--this is well worth checking out. Thanks for the post.

zero hat gesagt…

Thank you for your feedback! All the best!

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