The lead single that didn’t make the album.
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.
It’s one of the most beautiful and adoring songs Aretha ever wrote.
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.
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”
Aretha accelerates Bill Withers’ beautiful ballad on the title cut to one of her 1974 LPs.
Aretha narrates Sam Cooke’s classic as Sam, in tribute to Sam, and with her own changes in mind.
One of the most beautiful things Aretha ever wrote and recorded.
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.
My favorite Aretha song, including some exclusive audio from 2008.
One of Aretha’s rarest unreleased recordings surfaced this year. It’s a unique must-listen.
Aretha and her sister Carolyn joined forces to craft this beautiful ballad from Aretha’s Atlantic Records debut.