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All Music Guide - John Bush
30 Greatest Hits zeroes in on Aretha Franklin's prime recording period for Atlantic, from her breakout in 1967 with "I Never Loved a Man The Way I Love You" through the end of 1974, during which the Queen of Soul truly reigned over the charts -- she averaged over one pop hit every two months. This two-disc set delivers all of her classics "Respect," "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man," "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman," "Chain of Fools," "Think," "Spanish Harlem," "Rock Steady", plus much more excellent material for those who won't recognize much more than the songs and there are quite a few that have entered the cultural consciousness "I Say a Little Prayer," "The Weight," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
30 Greatest Hits zeroes in on Aretha Franklin's prime recording period for Atlantic, from her breakout in 1967 with "I Never Loved a Man The Way I Love You" through the end of 1974, during which the Queen of Soul truly reigned over the charts -- she averaged over one pop hit every two months. This two-disc set delivers all of her classics "Respect," "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man," "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman," "Chain of Fools," "Think," "Spanish Harlem," "Rock Steady", plus much more excellent material for those who won't recognize much more than the songs and there are quite a few that have entered the cultural consciousness "I Say a Little Prayer," "The Weight," "Spirit in the Dark," "Day Dreaming". It's a great foundation to any collection that has yet to be equaled by a pair of Rhino sets, the two-volume Very Best of Aretha Franklin from 1994 and Aretha's Best from 2001.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678166822
  • Catalog Number: 81668
  • Sales rank: 36,805

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Aretha Franklin Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Dr. John Percussion
Donny Hathaway Keyboards
Billy Preston Keyboards
King Curtis Leader, Brass
Hubert Laws Flute
Chuck Rainey Bass
Ellie Greenwich Vocals
Carolyn Franklin Background Vocals
Erma Franklin Background Vocals
The Memphis Horns Horn
Duane Allman Guitar
Don Arnone Acoustic Guitar
Barry Beckett Keyboards
Kenneth Bichel Synthesizer
Cissy Houston Vocals
Stanley Clarke Bass
Tommy Cogbill Bass
Sammy Creason Drums
Cornell Dupree Guitar
James Luther Dickinson Keyboards
Joe Farrell Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Freeman Guitar
Eric Gale Bass
Roger Hawkins Drums
Eddie Hinton Guitar
David Hood Bass
Jimmy Johnson Guitar
Ray Lucas Drums
Kenneth Lupper Organ
Rick Marotta Drums
Tommy McClure Bass
Hugh McCracken Guitar
Chips Moman Guitar
Pancho Morales Conga
Spooner Oldham Hammond Organ, Electric Piano
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Drums
Southern California Community Choir Choir, Chorus
David Spinozza Guitar
Richard Tee Organ
Mike Utley Keyboards
Jerry Weaver Guitar
Al Jackson Jr. Drums
The Sweethearts of Soul Background Vocals
Robert "Pops" Popwell Percussion
Technical Credits
James Cleveland Director
Aretha Franklin Composer, Producer
Marvin Gaye Composer
Joe South Contributor
King Curtis Contributor
Quincy Jones Producer
Carolyn Franklin Composer
Bobby Lance Composer
Renaldo Benson Composer
Eric Clapton Contributor
Al Cleveland Composer
Tom Dowd Producer
Ahmet Ertegun Executive Producer
Arif Mardin Producer
Clarence Paul Composer
Jerry Wexler Producer
Teddy White Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Larry LeBlanc Liner Notes
Sam Feldman Mastering
Curtis Ousley Composer
Fran Robbins Composer
Morris Broadnax Composer
Jim Doris Composer
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