The second and final single from ‘Almighty Fire’ failed to spark a flame.
Tag: Atlantic Records
Master Of Eyes (The Deepness Of Your Eyes)
The lead single that didn’t make the album.
Going Down Slow
Aretha annihilates this blues standard on Aretha Arrives.
You Are My Sunshine
A broken arm couldn’t keep Aretha out of the studio or away from the piano.
Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
The second song Aretha recorded for Atlantic started in Alabama and ended in New York City.
It’s one of the most beautiful and adoring songs Aretha ever wrote.
A Tender Touch
An album cut from 1977’s Sweet Passion finds Aretha letting her man down easy.
The penultimate cut on her 1967 Atlantic debut features Aretha with no piano and no background vocals, making a plea for rescue.
Crazy He Calls Me
Aretha gives this jazz standard a chill, yet soulful makeover.
The opening & title cut from 1976’s Sparkle simply glistens.
Van McCoy composed this understated ballad from Aretha’s 1975 album “You”
Let Me In Your Life
Aretha accelerates Bill Withers’ beautiful ballad on the title cut to one of her 1974 LPs.
A Change Is Gonna Come
Aretha narrates Sam Cooke’s classic as Sam, in tribute to Sam, and with her own changes in mind.
First Snow In Kokomo
One of the most beautiful things Aretha ever wrote and recorded.
Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)
Stevie Wonder brought Aretha one of her most enduring hits. Stevie sang it first, but Aretha’s version is the standard, and made chart history.
This is one of those Aretha disco records that people warn you about.
Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)
My favorite Aretha song, including some exclusive audio from 2008.
Springtime in New York
One of Aretha’s rarest unreleased recordings surfaced this year. It’s a unique must-listen.