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Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man - Canada Original Issue - Essential Soul LP

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Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You

Label: Atlantic

SD 8139

Format: Vinyl, LP
Record is VG+ VG++ light scuffs only ( listen) ( Do Right Women has some surface noise)
Cover VG+ VG++ minor cornerwear bottom left

Country: Canada

Released: 10 Mar 1967

Genre: Funk / Soul



A1 Respect
Written-By – Otis Redding

A2 Drown In My Tears

A3 I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Loved You)

A4 Soul Serenade

A5 Don't Let Me Lose This Dream

A6 Baby, Baby, Baby
Written-By – Carolyn Franklin

B1 Dr. Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business)

B2 Good Times
Written-By – Sam Cooke

B3 Do Right Woman - Do Right Man

B4 Save Me

B5 A Change Is Gonna Come
Written-By – Sam Cooke


Arranged By– Tom Dowd
Backing Vocals– Carolyn Franklin
Baritone Saxophone– Willie Bridges
Bass– Tommy Cogbill
Cornet– Melvin Lastie
Design [Cover Design]– Loring Eutemey
Drums– Gene Chrisman
Engineer [Recording]– Arif Mardin
Engineer [Recording], Directed By– Tom Dowd
Guitar– Chips Moman, Jimmy Johnson (4)
Keyboards– Dewey Oldham*
Photography [Cover Photo]– Jerry Schatzberg
Piano– Aretha Franklin
Producer– Jerry Wexler
Tenor Saxophone– Charles Chalmers, King Curtis
Trumpet– Melvin Lastie
Vocals– Aretha Franklin
Written-By– Aretha Franklin (tracks: A5, A6, B1, B4)


All selections were recorded at Atlantic Studios in New York except for tracks A3 & B3, which were recorded in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

This album changed things all at once for Aretha. Its release proved to be both a coming-out party and a coronation.

And a singer who, to that point, was considered an also-ran amidst the landscape of soul-singing Sisters, took her rightful place as The Queen of Soul.

It is a place she still holds today. No one could do it like Aretha! This landmark set contained two singles that changed the face of pop music.

The title cut set the tone with its first biting line: "You're a no good heartbreaker!" But, of course, Aretha loves him. In that way, she was like a lot of other women, especially Black women. That's really the key to Aretha's success: she knows how to talk to women. Sisterhood has really always been where she was coming from.

The next single, "Respect," is considered by most to be the greatest pop single of all time. Which is amazing, considering that its writer, Otis Redding, had a big R&B hit with the song only 2 years prior.

The story goes that when Otis first heard Aretha's version, he told his producer, "That girl done stole my song!" He was right. Aretha, singing and playing her heart out, was all over "Respect." She demanded her propers not only for herself, but for Black women, for women worldwide, for Black people, and for oppressed people everywhere.

The album's third single, "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man," is another classic.

And this deep, deep set also contains favorites like "Don't Let Me Lose This Dream" and "Soul Serenade." And Aretha showcases all she learned singing the blues at CBS, with her self-penned "Dr. Feelgood," which is still one of her biggest numbers at live shows. One listen to this song, and you can't help but say, "Right on, Sister!" or "You go, Girl!" In case you don't know, this album routinely makes the top ten of lists of the best albums ever. I rank it just behind "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye, as the second-best soul album of all-time

Aretha Franklin - Never Loved A Man (Live 1967)

love the way she sings "the way you treat me is a shame /HOW COULD you hurt me so bad" that's my favorite part! she sings "HOW COULD you" with so much hurt and anger .. she was ahead of her time with that voice. so much power, range, and soul in a decade where that kind of sound rarely made it into the top 40..

Aretha Franklin - Never Loved A Man (Live)

THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE HANDFUL OF TRULY GREAT LOVE SONGS --THE LYRICS, THE TUNE AND THE SINGER IN A PERFECT BLEND ..This woman ain't nothing but the truth....and for those who can't feel her when she sings....something is seriously wrong with you. Aretha is more then a singer..she is an experience..

Aretha Franklin - Respect ( Probably live in Sweden)
Best performance of this song ever.

Aretha Franklin - Dr. Feelgood

What separates Aretha Franklin is her piano playing,
Such a beautiful face, so full of expression! And a voice that takes me on spiritual mini-trips in my mind, of course..The pain from her break up gave us the best music she has ever played !

Aretha Franklin - Do Right Woman, Do Right Man

Shortly before Aretha found fame and fortune recording Otis Redding's "Respect" in 1967, she made a two-sided hit with "I've Never Loved A Man" on the A-side and this song, "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man", on the flip side. It was written by Chips Moman and Dan Penn, and with Aretha playing both piano and organ, she accompanies herself in a very gospel-inspired manner.


This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 14 June, 2012.

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