A broken arm couldn’t keep Aretha out of the studio or away from the piano.
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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.
A Change Is Gonna Come
Aretha narrates Sam Cooke’s classic as Sam, in tribute to Sam, and with her own changes in mind.
I Say A Little Prayer
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.