I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
While the inclusion of "Respect" -- one of the truly seminal singles in pop history -- is in and of itself sufficient to earn I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You classic status, Aretha Franklin's Atlantic label debut is an indisputable masterpiece from start to finish. Much of the credit is due to producer Jerry Wexler, who finally unleashed the soulful intensity so long kept under wraps during her Columbia tenure; assembling a crack Muscle Shoals backing band along with an abundance of impeccable material, Wexler creates the ideal setting to allow Aretha to ascend to the throne of Queen of Soul, and she responds with the strongest performances of her career. While the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
While the inclusion of "Respect" -- one of the truly seminal singles in pop history -- is in and of itself sufficient to earn I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You classic status, Aretha Franklin's Atlantic label debut is an indisputable masterpiece from start to finish. Much of the credit is due to producer Jerry Wexler, who finally unleashed the soulful intensity so long kept under wraps during her Columbia tenure; assembling a crack Muscle Shoals backing band along with an abundance of impeccable material, Wexler creates the ideal setting to allow Aretha to ascend to the throne of Queen of Soul, and she responds with the strongest performances of her career. While the brilliant title track remains the album's other best-known song, each cut on I Never Loved a Man is touched by greatness; covers of Ray Charles' "Drown in My Own Tears" and Sam Cooke's "Good Times" and "A Change Is Gonna Come" are on par with the original recordings, while Aretha's own contributions -- "Don't Let Me Lose This Dream," "Baby, Baby, Baby," "Save Me," and "Dr. Feelgood Love Is a Serious Business" -- are perfectly at home in such lofty company. A soul landmark.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/20/1995
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 081227193423
  • Catalog Number: 71934
  • Sales rank: 22,559

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Aretha Franklin Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
King Curtis Tenor Saxophone
Carolyn Franklin Background Vocals
Willie Bridges Baritone Saxophone
Charles Chalmers Tenor Saxophone
Gene Chrisman Drums
Tommy Cogbill Bass
Jimmy Johnson Guitar
Melvin Lastie Trumpet, Cornet
Chips Moman Guitar
Dewey Oldham Keyboards
Technical Credits
Sam Cooke Composer
Aretha Franklin Composer
King Curtis Composer
Carolyn Franklin Composer
Tom Dowd Engineer
Henry Glover Composer
Arif Mardin Engineer
Jerry Wexler Producer
Jerry Wesler Producer
Luther Dixon Composer
Curtis Ousley Composer
Ted White Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    sister with soul

    I LOVE ARETHA FRANKLIN SHE IS MY IDEAL.IF I COULD HAVE ONE WISH IT WOULD BE TO HAVE ARETHA PERFORM I NEVER LOVED A MAN THE WAY I LOVE YA

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