Aretha Franklin’s ‘Soul ’69’

Aretha Franklin’s ‘Soul ’69’ is an album of cover material released on January 17, 1969 by Atlantic.

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Track Listing : 1.Ramblin’ (Maybelle Smith) – 03:10 . 2.Today I Sing The Blues (Curtis Lewis) – 04:25 . 3.River’S Invitation (Percy Mayfield) – 02:40 . 4.Pitiful (Rosie Marie Mccoy, Charlie Singleton) – 03:04 . 5.Crazy He Calls Me (Bob Russell, Carl Sigman) – 03:28 . 6.Bring It On Home To Me (Sam Cooke) – 03:45 . 7.The Tracks Of My Tears (Warren Pete Moore, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarplin) – 02:56 . 8.If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody (Rudy Clark) – 03:08 . 9.Gentle On My Mind (John Hartford) – 02:28 . 10.So Long (Remus Harris, Irving Melsher, Russ Morgan) – 04:36 . 11.I’Ll Never Be Free (Bennie Benjamin, George David Weiss) – 04:15 . 12.Elusive Butterfly (Bob Lind) – 02:45

Musicians : Junior Mance – Piano (1 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 8-11) . Spooner Oldham – Organ (2 – 7) . Joe Zawinul – Organ (5), Electric Piano (6 – 12) . Kenny Burrell – Guitar On (1 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11) . Jimmy Johnson – Guitar On (2 – 7) . Ron Carter – Bass On (1 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12) . Jerry Jemmott – Bass On (2 – 7) . Tommy Cogbill – Electric Bass (2 – 7) . Bruno Carr – Drums On (1 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 8 – 9 – 12) . Roger Hawkins – Drums On (2 – 7) . Grady Tate – Drums On (10 – 11) . Jack Jennings – Vibraphone On (5 – 7 – 9 – 12) . Louie Goicdecha – Percussion (5 – 7 – 12) . Manuel Gonzales – Percussion (5 – 7 – 12) . David Newman – Tenor Saxophone, Flute . King Curtis – Tenor Saxophone . Seldon Powell – Tenor Saxophone . George Dorsey – Alto Saxophone . Frank Wess – Alto Saxophone . Pepper Adams – Baritone Saxophone . Joe Newman – Trumpet . Bernie Glow – Trumpet . Richard Williams – Trumpet . Snooky Young – Trumpet . Ernie Royal – Trumpet . Jimmy Cleveland – Trumpet . Urbie Green – Trumpet . Benny Powell – Trumpet . Thomas Mitchell – Trombone . Evelyn Greene – Backing Vocals . Wyline Ivy – Backing Vocals

Production : Produced By Tom Dowd, Jerry Wexler . Tom Dowd – Engineer

Package : Loring Eutemey – Design . Geoff Gans – Art Direction . Jean-Pierre Leloir – Photography . David Nathan – Liner Notes

Recorded April 17–18 & September 24, 1968 At Atlantic Studios, New York City.

Released On January 17, 1969 By Atlantic.

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Rolling Stone
The electric-haired heads of today’s rock musicians will have turned white before they make an album like this one. […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
The brass-heavy arrangements (by Mardin) are corny, sometimes drowning her out even when she’s belting out a Big Maybelle blues like “Pitiful.” One more Cooke cover, “Bring It On Home To Me,” is given a bouncy, distressingly lightweight treatment. […]

allmusic
One of her most overlooked ’60s albums, on which she presented some of her jazziest material, despite the title. None of these cuts were significant hitsand none were Aretha originals […]

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