Editors’ Notes Before signing to Atlantic in the late ‘60s and cementing her musical legacy, Tennessee teenager Aretha Franklin was dutifully climbing the charts, lending her mighty voice to some of pop’s most celebrated standards. Here she tackles “Mockingbird” with a singular sultry swing—arguably casting it as the definitive version—while Burt Bacharach’s “Walk On By” is gentle and atmospheric, her skyscraping vocals taking a more controlled, mellow turn. The winking sway of “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)” foreshadows her later sass.

SONG
Mockingbird
1
2:37
 
How Glad I Am
2
2:35
 
Walk On By
3
2:51
 
Every Little Bit Hurts
4
2:50
 
The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)
5
2:25
 
You'll Lose a Good Thing
6
2:41
 
I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face
7
2:47
 
It's Just a Matter of Time
8
3:00
 
Runnin' Out of Fools
9
2:36
 
My Guy
10
3:06
 
Two Sides of Love
11
2:31
 
One Room Paradise
12
2:09
 
A General Market Advertisement from Columbia Records
13
0:40
 
A Special Ad for Christmas
14
0:55
 
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
15
2:54
 
Winter Wonderland
16
2:11