Aretha Franklin's Late 60's Recordings

Discussion in 'Music' started by Jim, May 29, 2004.

  1. Jim

    Jim Senior Member

    In particular I'm talking about albums like I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You, Aretha Arrives, Lady Soul & Aretha Now..

    These albums get regular airplay in the Jim household... What can I say? They move me!

    Aretha's vocals are no less than breathtaking on every cut.. Sometimes she is belting so much you think the mic is going to give up on her...
    She has immense power and presence in her voice combined with that soul that you just can't teach...

    You can fall in love and get your heart broken in one song with Aretha at the helm..

    Also, all the songs she covers across these albums she totally makes her own... Another one of her many talents..

    Anyway... Personally, I believe that any record collection without one of these albums nestled comfortably on the rack is missing something.. :)
     
  2. backtothelab

    backtothelab Senior Member

    oh hell yes!
     
  3. FunkyPhreshMama

    FunkyPhreshMama Visitor

    i love all the albums you mentioned. she has the most powerful voice :D
     
  4. madcrappie

    madcrappie crazy fish

    she is a bit overrated.

    no doubt a great voice, but she got the dreaded overrated mark from me due to the fact that shes almost always on vh1 divas live.
     
  5. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

    I unfortunately only heard 2 songs, My Guy and Respect... I adore her voice, and I plan to get an album by her soon, which would be the best?
     
  6. Jim

    Jim Senior Member

    Penny - I would definitely recommend I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You as a starting block...

    It's essential listening if you ask me.. :)

    Actually... while I'm on the subject of recommending Aretha albums... One that I didn't mention in this post yet is a gospel album she cut in 1972 called Amazing Grace ... Real spine-tingling stuff..
     
  7. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

    Thanks a lot Jim :) I'll follow your advice!
     
  8. aeshna5

    aeshna5 Member

    Some of the greatest female albums of all time. Other great voices:

    Gladys Knight
    Billie Holiday
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Nina Simone
    Dinah Washington
    Bonnie Raitt
    Patsy Cline
    Dusty Springfield
    Etta James

    More recent good females include:

    Norah Jones
    Angie Stone
    Eraka Badeux (can't remember how to spell it!)
    Lari White
     

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