‘I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You’ by Aretha Franklin features ‘Respect’ (1967)

Aretha Franklin’s ‘I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You’ feat. ‘Respect. is her twelfth studio album released on March 10, 1967 by Atlantic.

Track Listing : 1.Respect (Otis Redding) – 02:29 . 2.Drown In My Own Tears (Henry Glover) – 04:07 . 3.I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) (Ronnie Shannon) – 02:51 . 4.Soul Serenade (Curtis Ousley, Luther Dixon) – 02:39 . 5.Don’T Let Me Lose This Dream (Aretha Franklin, Ted White) – 02:23 . 6.Baby, Baby, Baby (Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin) – 02:54 . 7.Dr. Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business) (Aretha Franklin, Ted White) – 03:23 . 8.Good Times (Sam Cooke) – 02:10 . 9.Do Right Woman, Do Right Man (Dan Penn, Chips Moman) – 03:16 . 10.Save Me (Curtis Ousley, Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin) – 02:21 . 11.A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke) – 04:20

Musicians : Aretha Franklin – Piano, Vocals . King Curtis – Tenor Saxophone . Carolyn Franklin – Background Vocals . Erma Franklin – Background Vocals . Cissy Houston – Background Vocals . Willie Bridges – Baritone Saxophone . Charles Chalmers – Tenor Saxophone . Gene Chrisman – Drums . Tommy Cogbill – Bass . Jimmy Johnson – Guitar . Melvin Lastie – Trumpet, Cornet . Chips Moman – Guitar . Dewey Oldham – Keyboards

Production : Produced By Jerry Wexler Tom Dowd – Engineer . Arif Mardin – Engineer

Recorded January 10 – February 26, 1967 At Fame Studio, (New York City, New York); Muscle Shoals And Atlantic Recording Studios, (New York City, New York).

Released On March 10, 1967 By Atlantic.

Aretha Franklin


If nothing else I’ve said has hit you, then just wonder – how many soul albums are anywhere near as critically acclaimed as this is by both the rock critics and the soul community? This is vital listening if you want to understand the development of black vocal music. It’s a landmark in every sense. […]

Counterbalance No. 81: Aretha Franklin’s ‘I Never Loved a Man…’I can’t point to any certain song and say, “See? The band is terrible”, because they aren’t. Redding’s band is just better; they had more pop and the sort of intangible qualities that you can’t purchase or practice. Do you know what I mean? Franklin’s band sounds flat in comparison. […]

Robert Christgau
Not all of the tracks sound inspired, but on a collection that includes the title cut, “Respect,” “Dr. Feelgood,” “Do Right Woman,” and (whew) “Don’t Let Me Lose That Dream,” that doesn’t really matter much, does it? […]


Aretha Franklin’s ‘I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You’ feat. ‘Respect.