Aretha Franklin’s ‘This Girl’s In Love With You’ is an album produced by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd & Arif Mardin and released on January 15, 1970 by Atlantic.
Track Listing : 1.Son Of A Preacher Man (John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins) – 03:19 . 2.Share Your Love With Me (Al Braggs, Deadric Malone) – 03:21 . 3.The Dark End Of The Street (Chips Moman, Dan Penn) – 04:42 . 4.Let It Be (John Lennon, Paul Mccartney) – 03:33 . 5.Eleanor Rigby (John Lennon, Paul Mccartney) – 02:38 . 6.This Girl’S In Love With You (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 04:00 . 7.It Ain’T Fair (Ronnie Miller) – 03:22 . 8.The Weight (Robbie Robertson) – 02:59 . 9.Call Me (Aretha Franklin) – 03:57 . 10.Sit Down And Cry (Clyde Otis, Lou Stallman) – 03:52
Musicians : Duane Allman – Guitar On (7 – 8) . Barry Beckett – Keyboards . Roger Hawkins – Drums . Eddie Hinton – Guitar . Jerry Jemmott – Bass . Jimmy Johnson – Guitar . Jerry Weaver – Guitar . David Hood – Bass . King Curtis – Sax (Tenor) . Brenda Bryant – Vocals (Background) . Cissy Houston – Vocals (Background) . Pat Lewis – Vocals (Background) . Sylvia Shemwell – Vocals (Background) . The Sweet Inspirations – Vocals (Background) . Dee Dee Warwick – Vocals (Background)
Production : Produced By Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd & Arif Mardin . Robert Honablue -Engineer . Ron Albert – Engineer . Jerome Gasper – Engineer . Chuck Kirkpatrick – Engineer
Package : Ira Friedlander – Cover Design . Geoff Gans – Art Direction . David Nathan – Liner Notes
Recorded January 8–9 & October 3, 1969.
Released On January 15, 1970 By Atlantic.
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I can’t help thinking that sometime in 1969, someone in the Atlantic office said, “Let’s make an ‘Aretha Franklin Sings Inappropriate Songs’ album. We could have lots of songs that are totally inappropriate for Aretha’s singing style. […]
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Wexler abandoned the experimentation of the previous album, returning to her earlier sound; in an attempt to recapture the top of the charts, Wexler persuaded Franklin to record “The Weight,” about which he later said, “Commercial stupidity and greed got the upper hand in me.” […]
Although Soul ’69 didn’t convince me she was made for pop standards, this (basically appealing) mish-mash suggests that she’s better suited to pop disposables like the title track and “Son of a Preacher Man” than to rock statements like “Eleanor Rigby” and “The Weight.” […]