Columbia publishes ‘The Electrifying Aretha Franklin,’ her second album (1962)

‘The Electrifying Aretha Franklin‘ is her second studio album released on March 19, 1962 by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.You Made Me Love You (Joe Mccarthy, James Vincent Monaco) – 02:19 . 2.I Told You So (John Leslie Mcfarland) – 02:44 . 3.Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody (Sam M. Lewis, Jean Schwartz, Joe Young) – 02:24 . 4.Nobody Like You (James Cleveland) – 02:23 . 5.Exactly Like You (Jimmy Mchugh, Dorothy Fields) – 02:36 . 6.It’S So Heartbreakin’ (John Leslie Mcfarland) – 02:39 . 7.Rough Lover (John Leslie Mcfarland) – 02:48 . 8.Blue Holiday (Willie Denson, Luther Dixon) – 02:53 . 9.Just For You (J. Bailey, John Leslie Mcfarland) – 02:20 . 10.That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) – 0(Haven Gillespie, Harry Beasley Smith) – 03:20 . 11.I Surrender, Dear (Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford) – 02:46 . 12.Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 02:18

Musicians : Aretha Franklin – Vocals, Piano . Bob Mersey – Arranger, Conductor . Richard Wess – Arranger, Conductor

Production : Produced By John H. Hammond, Richard Wess

Package : Henry Parker – Cover Photo

Recorded On July 11, 1961; August 16, 1961; November 7, 1961; December 21, 1961; January 25, 1962 At Columbia Recording Studios 799, Seventh Avenue, New York.

Released On March 19, 1962 By Columbia.

(Source ‘The Electrifying Aretha Franklin‘ | The Official Aretha Franklin Site)

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pianoporsche @ RateYourMusic
Every time Aretha’s voice breaks free of these suffocating pop standards, I want to give her a big hug. She could be doing so much better, but Columbia seems hell-bent on ignoring her talents and dredging up the billionth needless rendition of “I Surrender, Dear”. […]

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you can almost forgive the terrible “I Told You So” and “Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody” due to the quality of “Nobody Like You” where the band gets out of Aretha’s way and the jazzy “Exactly Like You” that follows it. […]

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