Aretha Franklin’s “Laughing On The Outside”

Aretha Franklin’s “Laughing On The Outside” is his fourth studio album released on August 12, 1963.

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Track listing : 1.Skylark (Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael) – 02:49 . 2.For All We Know (Sam M. Lewis, J. Fred Coots) – 03:25 . 3.Make Someone Happy (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) – 03:48 . 4.I Wonder (Where Are You Tonight) – Aretha Franklin, Ted White) – 03:16 . 5.Solitude (Duke Ellington, Eddie DeLange, Irving Mills) – 03:50 . 6.Laughing on the Outside (Bernie Wayne, Ben Raleigh) – 03:14 . 7.Say It Isn’t So (Irving Berlin) – 03:05 . 8.Until The Real Thing Comes Along (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, L.E. Freeman) – 03:04 . 9.If Ever I Would Leave You (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 04:04 . 10.Where Are You? (Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh) – 03:50 . 11.Mr. Ugly 3:22 . 12.I Wanna Be Around (Johnny Mercer, Sadie Vimmerstedt) – 02:25 . 13.Ol’ Man River (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 04:01 . 14.You’ve Got Her (working title ‘Let Me Be’) – 0(Fred Johnson, Leroy Kirkland, Pearl Woods, Terry Melcher) – 02:40 . 15.Here’s Where I Came In (Here’s Where I Walk Out) (Art Wayne, Ben Raleigh) – 02:53 . 16.Say It Isn’t So (Irving Berlin) – 03:08 .
Musicians : Aretha Franklin – vocals . Earl Van Dyke or Andrew Acker – piano . C. Bosler – bass . Hindel Butts – drums . Don Arnome – guitar . Jimmy Nottingham – trumpet . Robert Ascher – trombone . Bernard Eichenbaum – violin . Julius Schacter – violin . Leo Kahn – violin . Berl Senofsky – violin . Felix Gigol – violin . Max Pollikoff – violin . George Ockner and John Rublowsky – violin . R. Dickler – violin . Theodore Israel – viola . Jacob Glick – viola . Anthony Twardowsky – cello . Joseph Tekula – cello . Dave Grusin – piano on (7 – 14 – 15 – 16) . William (Billy) Strange – guitar on (7 – 14 – 15 – 16) . Melvin Pollan – bass on (7 – 14 – 15 – 16) . Russe I Bridges (Leon Russell) – piano on (7 – 14 – 15 – 16) . Ray Pohlman – bass on (7 – 14 – 15 – 16) . Hal Blain – drums on (7 – 14 – 15 – 16) . Tommy Tedesco – guitar on (7 – 14 – 15 – 16) . Plas Johnson – saxophone on (7 – 14 – 15 – 16) . Sid Sharp – violin on (7 – 14 – 15 – 16) . Tibor Zelig – violin on (7 – 14 – 15 – 16) . George poole – violin on (7 – 14 – 15 – 16) . Irving Lipschultz – violin on (7 – 14 – 15 – 16) . Irving Weinper – violin on (7 – 14 – 15 – 16) . Darrel Terwilliger – violin on (7 – 14 – 15 – 16) . Jesse Erlich – cello on (7 – 14 – 15 – 16) .
Production : Robert Mersey – producer, arranger, conductor . Recorded on April 17 and June 12–14, 1963 at Columbia Recording Studios in New York and Hollywood. . Released by Columbia on August 12, 1963.

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JazzWax
It’s an entire LP of standards taken at the pace of your pulse with strings. What you have is Franklin in slow motion—the orchestra held at bay while she delivers one songbook classic after the next in that inimitable voice. […]

The Second Disc
She invested heart and soul into “If Ever I Would Leave You,” introduced by the label’s heartthrob Robert Goulet in the musical Camelot, the cast album of which was a Columbia release. […]

All About Jazz.
Plush strings and background vocals provide to soft a cushion for Franklin. While well intentioned, production was still missing the mark with Franklin. On the positive side, these two Mersey-directed recordings introduced Franklin to the material that would eventually help complete her evolution into the “Queen of Soul.” […]

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