11 Songs, 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

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.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

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.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Piotr ,

Masterpiece

One of the best recordings ever made.

VanillaSoulChild ,

The REIGNING QUEEN !!

This Album ( along with Aretha..Live at Fillmore West) Cemented Aretha's Stake on the Moniker "Queen of Soul " ...which Truly doesn't even do her Justice, because she is EVEN BETTER Than THAT!! When Aretha Sings " A Change is Gonna Come " I just am brought to Tears, EVERYTIME I hear it ..She is giving a Master Class here..at her very Best!! ALL HAIL, THE QUEEN!! xoxo

designer for life ,

Vintage Ree-ree

This is vintage Ree-ree. I remember sanging with her in my parents' basement. Ahhh … this brings back memories.

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