Aretha Franklin ‎– Rare & Unreleased Recordings From The Golden Reign Of The Queen Of Soul

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Rhino Records (2) ‎– R2 272188, Atlantic ‎– R2 272188
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2 × CD, Compilation, Remastered
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1-1 I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) (Demo)
Bass – Unknown ArtistDrums – Unknown ArtistWritten-By – Ronnie Shannon
4:04
1-2 Dr. Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business (Demo)
Written-By – Aretha Franklin, Ted White
4:43
1-3 Sweet Bitter Love (Demo)
Written-By – Van McCoy
5:12
1-4 It Was You
Backing Vocals – Carolyn Franklin, Erma FranklinBaritone Saxophone – Willie BridgesBass – Tommy CogbillBass Trombone – Tony StuddDirected By, Arranged By – Arif Mardin, Tom DowdDrums – Roger HawkinsGuitar – Jimmy Johnson (4), Joe SouthOrgan – Spooner OldhamPiano – Aretha FranklinProducer – Jerry WexlerTenor Saxophone – Charlie Chalmers*, King CurtisTrumpet – Melvin LastieWritten-By – James Brown
3:45
1-5 The Letter
Backing Vocals – Carolyn Franklin, Erma FranklinBaritone Saxophone – Willie BridgesBass – Tommy CogbillBass Trombone – Tony StuddComposed By – Unknown ArtistDirected By, Arranged By – Arif Mardin, Tom DowdDrums – Roger HawkinsGuitar – Jimmy Johnson (4), Joe SouthOrgan – Spooner OldhamPiano – Aretha FranklinProducer – Jerry WexlerTenor Saxophone – Charlie Chalmers*, King CurtisTrumpet – Melvin Lastie
3:38
1-6 So Soon
Backing Vocals – Carolyn Franklin, Erma FranklinBaritone Saxophone – Willie BridgesBass – Tommy CogbillBass Trombone – Tony StuddDirected By, Arranged By – Arif Mardin, Tom DowdDrums – Roger HawkinsGuitar – Jimmy Johnson (4), Joe SouthOrgan – Spooner OldhamPiano – Aretha FranklinProducer – Jerry WexlerTenor Saxophone – Charlie Chalmers*, King CurtisTrumpet – Melvin LastieWritten-By – Van McCoy
2:47
1-7 Mr. Big
Backing Vocals – Carolyn Franklin, Erma Franklin, The Sweet InspirationsBaritone Saxophone – Floyd Newman, Willie BridgesBass – Jerry JemmottBass Trombone – Tony StuddDirected By, Arranged By – Arif Mardin, Tom DowdDrums – Roger HawkinsElectric Piano – Spooner OldhamGuitar – Jimmy Johnson (4), Joe South, Tommy CogbillPiano – Aretha FranklinProducer – Jerry WexlerTenor Saxophone – Andrew Love, Charlie Chalmers*Trumpet – Melvin Lastie, Wayne JacksonWritten-By – Carolyn Franklin, Ted White
2:41
1-8 Talk To Me, Talk To Me
Alto Saxophone – Frank Wess, George DorseyBaritone Saxophone – Pepper AdamsBass – Ron CarterDrums – Grady TateFlute, Saxophone [Tenor] – David Newman*Guitar – Kenny BurrellPiano – Junior ManceProducer – Jerry Wexler, Tom DowdProducer, Conductor, Arranged By – Arif MardinTenor Saxophone – King Curtis, Seldon PowellTrombone – Benny Powell, Jimmy Cleveland, Thomas Mitchell, Urbie GreenTrumpet – Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal, Snookie Young*, Joe Newman, Richard WilliamsWritten-By – Joe Seneca
3:29
1-9 The Fool On The Hill
Bass – David HoodDrums – Roger HawkinsGuitar – Jerry Weaver, Jimmy Johnson (4)Piano – Aretha FranklinProducer – Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Tom DowdWritten-By – John Lennon/Paul McCartney*
3:31
1-10 Pledging My Love/The Clock
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Cissy Houston, Dee Dee Warwick, Sylvia ShemwellBass – David HoodDrums – Roger HawkinsGuitar – Eddie Hinton, Jimmy Johnson (4)Guitar [Possibly] – Jerry WeaverPiano – Aretha FranklinProducer – Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Tom DowdWritten-By – David Mattis*, Don Robey, Ferdinand Washington, John Alexander (4)
4:13
1-11 You're Taking Another Man's Place
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Almeda Lattimore, Brenda Bryant, Margaret BranchBass – David HoodDrums – Roger HawkinsGuitar – Eddie Hinton, Jimmy Johnson (4)Guitar [Possibly] – Cornell DupreeOrgan – Barry BeckettPiano – Aretha FranklinProducer – Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Tom DowdWritten-By – Isaac Hayes/David Porter*
3:30
1-12 You Keep Me Hangin' On
Bass – David HoodDrums – Roger HawkinsGuitar – Eddie Hinton, Jimmy Johnson (4)Guitar [Possibly] – Duane AllmanPiano – Aretha FranklinProducer – Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Tom DowdWritten-By – Brian Holland/Lamont Dozier/Eddie Holland*
3:10
1-13 I'm Trying To Overcome
Backing Vocals – The Sweet InspirationsBass – David HoodDrums – Roger HawkinsGuitar – Eddie Hinton, Jimmy Johnson (4)Organ – Barry BeckettPiano – Aretha FranklinProducer – Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Tom DowdWritten-By – Aretha Franklin
5:06
1-14 My Way
Backing Vocals [Possibly] – Almeda Lattimore, Brenda Bryant, Evelyn Green, Margaret Branch, Pat Lewis, The Sweet Inspirations, Wylene IvyBass – Tommy McClureDrums – Sam Creason*Guitar – Charlie FreemanKeyboards – Jim Dickinson, Mike Utley*Piano – Aretha FranklinProducer – Arif Mardin, Jerry WexlerWritten-By – Claude François, Gilles Thibault*, Jacques Revaux, Paul Anka
4:08
1-15 My Cup Runneth Over
Backing Vocals [Possibly] – Carolyn Franklin, Erma Franklin, The Sweet Inspirations, The Sweethearts Of SoulBass – Chuck RaineyDrums – Ray LucasGuitar – Cornell DupreeOrgan – Billy PrestonPiano – Aretha FranklinProducer – Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Tom DowdWritten-By – Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones (5)
3:22
1-16 You're All I Need To Get By (Take 1)
Backing Vocals – Carolyn FranklinBass – Eric GaleDrums – Al Jackson Jr.Electric Piano – Donny HathawayGuitar – Hugh McCrackenPiano – Aretha FranklinProducer – Arif Mardin, Jerry WexlerWritten-By – Nickolas Ashford/Valerie Simpson*
0:42
1-17 You're All I Need To Get By (Take 2)
Backing Vocals – Carolyn FranklinBass – Eric GaleDrums – Al Jackson Jr.Electric Piano – Donny HathawayGuitar – Hugh McCrackenPiano – Aretha FranklinProducer – Arif Mardin, Jerry WexlerWritten-By – Nickolas Ashford/Valerie Simpson*
3:37
1-18 Lean On Me
Arranged By [Strings] – Arif MardinBacking Vocals – Carolyn Franklin, Erma Franklin, The Sweet InspirationsBaritone Saxophone – Jimmy Mitchell*Bass – Chuck RaineyDrums – Bernard PurdieElectric Piano – Donny HathawayFlugelhorn – Wayne JacksonFlute – Andrew LoveGuitar – Cornell DupreePiano – Aretha FranklinProducer – Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Tom DowdTenor Saxophone – Andrew Love, Ed LoganTrombone – Jack Hale*Trumpet – Roger Hopps, Wayne JacksonWritten-By – Joe Cobb, Van McCoy
4:37
2-1 Rock Steady
Backing Vocals – The Sweet InspirationsBass – Chuck RaineyDrums – Bernard PurdieElectric Piano – Donny HathawayGuitar – Cornell DupreePercussion – Mac Rebennack (Dr. John)*, Robert PopwellProducer – Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Tom DowdWritten-By – Aretha Franklin
4:30
2-2 I Need A Strong Man (The To-To Song)
Backing Vocals – Erma Franklin, The Sweet InspirationsBass – Chuck RaineyComposed By – Unknown ArtistDrums – Bernard PurdieGuitar – Cornell DupreePiano – Aretha FranklinProducer – Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd
3:56
2-3 Heavenly Father
Backing Vocals – The Sweet InspirationsBass – Chuck RaineyDrums – Bernard PurdieElectric Piano – Aretha FranklinGuitar – Cornell DupreePiano – Aretha FranklinProducer – Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Tom DowdWritten-By – Edna McGriff
5:38
2-4 Sweetest Smile And The Funkiest Style
Composed By – Unknown ArtistKeyboards [Possibly] – Billy PrestonPiano, Producer – Aretha FranklinProducer – Quincy Jones
3:48
2-5 This Is
Composed By – Unknown ArtistKeyboards [Possibly] – Billy PrestonPiano, Producer – Aretha FranklinProducer – Quincy Jones
3:37
2-6 Tree Of Life
Keyboards [Possibly] – Billy PrestonPiano, Producer – Aretha FranklinProducer – Quincy JonesWritten-By – Gene McDaniels*
5:12
2-7 Do You Know
Composed By – Unknown ArtistKeyboards [Possibly] – Billy PrestonPiano, Producer – Aretha FranklinProducer – Quincy Jones
2:49
2-8 Can You Love Again
Composed By – Unknown ArtistKeyboards [Possibly] – Billy PrestonPiano, Producer – Aretha FranklinProducer – Quincy Jones
2:40
2-9 I Want To Be With You
Keyboards [Possibly] – Billy PrestonPiano, Producer – Aretha FranklinProducer – Quincy JonesWritten-By – Charles Strouse, Lee Adams (2)
6:02
2-10 Suzanne
Keyboards [Possibly] – Billy PrestonPiano, Producer – Aretha FranklinProducer – Quincy JonesWritten-By – Leonard Cohen
5:13
2-11 That's The Way I Feel About Cha (Alternate Version)
Keyboards [Possibly] – Billy PrestonPiano, Producer – Aretha FranklinProducer – Quincy JonesWritten-By – Bobby Womack, Joe Hicks, John Grisby
5:45
2-12 Ain't But The One
Bass – Chuck RaineyDrums – Paul HumphreyElectric Piano – Dave GrusinGuitar – Kenny BurrellPiano – Aretha FranklinVocals [With] – Ray CharlesWritten-By – Duke Ellington
6:08
2-13 The Happy Blues
Bass – Chuck Rainey, Willie WeeksComposed By – Unknown ArtistDrums – Bernard Purdie, Paul HumphreyGuitar – Cornell Dupree, Kenny BurrellHorns – Unknown ArtistKeyboards – Richard TeeKeyboards [Possibly] – Donny HathawayPercussion – Ralph MacDonaldPiano – Aretha FranklinProducer – Aretha Franklin, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd
2:29
2-14 At Last
Arranged By [Strings, Possibly] – Arif MardinArranged By [Strings, Possibly], Keyboards – Eumir DeodatoBass – Stanley ClarkeDrums – Rick MarottaGuitar – David SpinozzaKeyboards – Bob JamesKeyboards [Possibly] – Richard TeeProducer – Aretha Franklin, Arif Mardin, Jerry WexlerStrings – Unknown ArtistWritten-By – Harry Warren (2), Mack Gordon
3:25
2-15 Love Letters
Arranged By [Strings, Possibly] – Arif MardinArranged By [Strings, Possibly], Keyboards – Eumir DeodatoBass – Stanley ClarkeDrums – Rick MarottaGuitar – David SpinozzaKeyboards – Bob JamesKeyboards [Possibly] – Richard TeeProducer – Aretha Franklin, Arif Mardin, Jerry WexlerStrings – Unknown ArtistWritten-By – Edward Heyman, Victor Young
4:03
2-16 I'm In Love (Alternate Vocal)
Arranged By [Strings, Possibly] – Arif MardinArranged By [Strings, Possibly], Keyboards – Eumir DeodatoBass – Stanley ClarkeDrums – Rick MarottaGuitar – David SpinozzaKeyboards – Bob JamesKeyboards [Possibly] – Richard TeeProducer – Aretha Franklin, Arif Mardin, Jerry WexlerStrings – Unknown ArtistWritten-By – Bobby Womack
3:01
2-17 Are You Leaving Me (Demo)
Composed By – Unknown ArtistPiano – Aretha Franklin
4:23

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Standard 2 disc jewel case with hinged tray.
24 page insert includes biographical essay & track lines notes by Jerry Wexler & David Ritz

All tracks are previously unissued except 1-10, 1-11, 1-14, 1-18 & 2-1.

• Tracks 1-1 to 1-3 are Original Demos sent to Jerry Wexler by Ted White. Recorded 11/66 or 12/66, Detroit MI.
• Tracks 1-4 to 1-6 are out-takes from Aretha Arrives. Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY (20/06/67). Masters #12642, #12648 & #12649.
• Track 1-7 is an out-take from Aretha Now. Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY (04/11/68). Master #14317.
• Track 1-8 is an out-take from Soul '69. Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY (23/09/68). Master #15334.
• Track 1-9 is an out-take from This Girl's In Love With You. Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY (09/01/69). Master #16098.
• Tracks 1-10 is a B-Side from Share Your Love With Me Atlantic Single #2650, released 10/7/69. Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY (09/01/69). Master #16099.
• Tracks 1-11 an is out-take from Spirit In The Dark. Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY (26/05/69). First issued on "Atlantic Blues: Vocalists" Atlantic #81696 (1986). Master #17150.
• Tracks 1-12 and 1-13 are out-takes from This Girl's In Love With You or Spirit In The Dark. Recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami, FL (03/10/69). Masters #17150 & #17820.
• Track 1-14 is an out-take from Spirit In The Dark. Recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami, FL (10/03/70). First released on Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Sisters (06/06/06). Master #18700.
• Track 1-15 is an out-take from Young, Gifted And Black. Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY (12/08/70). Master #19831.
• Tracks 1-16 & 1-17 Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY (29/10/70 or 02/11/70). An alternate version was issued as Atlantic Single #2787 (03/02/71). Master #20486.
• Track 1-18 is the B-Side to "Spanish Harlem" Atlantic Single #2817 (09/07/71). Recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami, FL (27/01/71). Master #21423.
• Track 2-1 is the unedited, undubbed master without horns - an out-take from Young, Gifted And Black. Recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami, FL (15/02/71). A different edit / mix was issued as Atlantic Single #2838 (11/10/71). Master #21312.
• Tracks 2-2 and 2-3 are out-takes from Young, Gifted And Black. Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY (18 & 19 /02/70). Masters #21418 & #21420.
• Tracks 2-4 to 2-10 are out-takes from Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky. Recorded at Record Plant West, Los Angeles, CA (04/72 to 05/72). Masters #24394, #24396, #24397, #24402, #24403, #24404 & #24406.
• Track 2-11 is an out-take from Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky. Recorded at Record Plant West, Los Angeles, CA (08/72). Masters #24394.
• Track 2-12 is taken from the CBS-TV Special "Duke Ellington...We Love You Madly". Recorded at the Schubert Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (10 & 11 /01/73). Master #26222.
• Track 2-13 is an out-take from Let Me In Your Life. Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New
York, NY. (24/03/73). Master #26763.
• Tracks 214 to 2-16 are out-takes from Let Me In Your Life. Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New
York, NY. (09/04/73). Masters #26385, #26387 & #26388.
• Track 2-17 is an Original Demo. Recording date unknown (possibly early 70's).

"Pledging My Love/The Clock", "My Way" and "Lean On Me" controlled by Atlantic recording Corp.; "You're Takin' Up Another Man's Place" ℗ 1986 Atlantic Recording Corp. All other selections ℗ 2007 Atlantic Recording Corp.

Remastered at Digiprep.

Special thanks: Dick Allen.

This compilation ℗ & © 2007 Rhino Entertainment Company, A Warner Music Group Company.
This compilation ℗ 2007 Atlantic Recording Corp.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): 3 R2 212188-2-1 01 M1S4 264824
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): 3 R2 212188-2-2 02 M1S5 264825
  • Barcode: 0 8122 79970 3 8

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