A broken arm couldn’t keep Aretha out of the studio or away from the piano.
The penultimate cut on her 1967 Atlantic debut features Aretha with no piano and no background vocals, making a plea for rescue.
It sat unreleased for 36 years, but Aretha’s “My Way” is better than Frank Sinatra’s.
Aretha narrates Sam Cooke’s classic as Sam, in tribute to Sam, and with her own changes in mind.
Less than 2 months after Dionne Warwick struck gold with “I Say A Little Prayer”, Aretha Franklin cut her version, filled with soul and character.