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Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967)

April 29, 2013

[Album 176/1001]Aretha_Franklin

I never loved a female soul singer the way I love Aretha Franklin: Her Majesty, The Undisputed Queen of Soul.

Everyone knows Aretha can sing, that alone earns her the title.

She’s also a terrific pianist (credited with the piano work on this record), bonus marks.

AND if it ever came down to a tie-breaker, she co-wrote four of the tunes here.

I Never Loved… is an irresistible collection, from her signature spelling lesson of R.E.S.P.E.C.T. to the closing notes of A Change is Gonna Come.  She and Mötley Crüe also had dramatically different ideas of how a song titled Dr. Feelgood ought to sound.

Richly deserving of the praise it so often receives.

That concludes Chatty April.  Up next, a 180 – instead of long-winded titles, albums with only one syllable, enjoy!

From → 1960s

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