With this 1967 album, soul music got a most deserving queen. Franklin’s earthshaking vocal performance and the feel-it-in-your-knees groove on “Respect” transform an Otis Redding number into a women’s rights anthem that demands dancing. Meanwhile, the title track takes her glorious gospel performance and injects it with a shot of steamy soul, courtesy of The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. And when Aretha wails on Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come,” you know she speaks the truth.
Drown In My Own Tears
I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
Don't Let Me Lose This Dream
Baby, Baby, Baby
Dr. Feelgood (Love Is Serious Business)
Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
A Change Is Gonna Come
11 Songs, 33 Minutes
March 10, 1967
℗ 1967 Atlantic Records. Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.