Aretha Franklin ‎– Live At Fillmore West

Atlantic ‎– SD 7205
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A1 Respect
Written-By – Otis Redding
A2 Love The One You're With
Written-By – Stephen Stills
A3 Bridge Over Troubled Water
Written-By – Paul Simon
A4 Eleanor Rigby
Written-By – John Lennon & Paul McCartney*
A5 Make It With You
Arranged By [Horns] – Larry WilcoxWritten-By – David Gates
A6 Don't Play That Song
Arranged By [Horns] – Tom DowdWritten-By – Ahmet Ertegun, Betty Nelson
B1 Dr. Feelgood
Written-By – Aretha Franklin, Ted White
B2 Spirit In The Dark
Written-By – Aretha Franklin
B3 Spirit In The Dark (Reprise With Ray Charles)
Written-By – Aretha Franklin
B4 Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)
Written-By – Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson*

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Issued with 12x12" black-and-white single-sided cut sheet of Aretha and Ray Charles.

ARETHA FRANKLIN: vocals & electric piano (on Eleanor Rigby, Don't Play That Song, Dr. Feelgood, & Spirit In The Dark).

RAY CHARLES: vocals & electric piano on Spirit In The Dark (replacing Aretha after she says,"Would you play just a little bit for us?").

KING CURTIS: tenor & soprano saxophone solos and leader of orchestra.

The rhythm section consists of Billy Preston, organ and The Kingpins including: Cornell Dupree, guitar; Jerry Jemmot, electric bass; Bernard Purdie, drums; Pancho Morales, conga drums; & Truman Thomas, electric piano (on Respect, Love The One You're With, Make It With You, Bridge Over Troubled Water & Reach Out And Touch.

The above are backed by The Memphis Horns led by Wayne Jackson, trumpet and Andrew Love, tenor sax and including Roger Hopps, trumpet; Jack Hale, trombone; Jimmy Mitchell, baritone sax; & Lou Collins, tenor sax.

The background vocals are by The Sweethearts Of Soul consisting of: Brenda Bryant, Margaret Branch & Pat Smith.

All the horn arrangements are by Arif Mardin, with the exception of Make It With You which was arranged by Larry Wilcox, and Don't Play That Song, which was arranged by Tom Dowd.

Recorded at Fillmore West, San Francisco / Recording engineer: Ray Thompson / Re-Mix engineer: Arif Mardin / Photography: Jim Marshall / Album design: Tom Wilkes for Camouflage Productions.


Special thanks to Bill Graham and the staff of Fillmore West, San Francisco, to Wally Heider and his recording staff, and to Karin Green.

Ray Charles appears courtesy of Tangerine Records and ABC / Dunhill Records. Billy Preston appears courtesy of Capitol Records.

There is a slight low-frequency electronic buzz on Dr. Feelgood. It occurred during the original live recording, and could not be eliminated when this album was edited.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SD 7205 Aretha Franklin Live At Fillmore West(LP, Album, Pre) Atlantic SD 7205 US 1971 Sell This Version
2400 136 Aretha Franklin Live At Fillmore West(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic 2400 136 Greece 1971 Sell This Version
ALM 87205 Aretha Franklin Live At Fillmore West(8-Trk, Album) Atlantic ALM 87205 US 1971 Sell This Version
M 57205 Aretha Franklin Live At Filmore West(Cass, Album, Sna) Atlantic M 57205 US 1971 Sell This Version
840 008 Aretha Franklin Live At Fillmore West(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic 840 008 France 1971 Sell This Version