Aretha annihilates this blues standard on Aretha Arrives.
A broken arm couldn’t keep Aretha out of the studio or away from the piano.
The second song Aretha recorded for Atlantic started in Alabama and ended in New York City.
The penultimate cut on her 1967 Atlantic debut features Aretha with no piano and no background vocals, making a plea for rescue.
Aretha narrates Sam Cooke’s classic as Sam, in tribute to Sam, and with her own changes in mind.
The quantity of songwriting Aretha Franklin’s first husband did is debatable, but he did compose this song, recorded in 1964 & released in 1967.
Aretha and her sister Carolyn joined forces to craft this beautiful ballad from Aretha’s Atlantic Records debut.
As the strings take hold on “Prove It”, it proves one thing for sure: Aretha Franklin sounds good with an orchestra around her. The slow