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Jazz to Soul
     

Jazz to Soul

by Aretha Franklin
 
She's Billie Holiday. No, she's Ella Fitzgerald. No, wait, she's Dinah Washington. The conventional wisdom on Aretha Franklin's tenure at Columbia Records is that the label didn't know what to do with her, and that may be true, but you can't say they didn't try. On these

Overview

She's Billie Holiday. No, she's Ella Fitzgerald. No, wait, she's Dinah Washington. The conventional wisdom on Aretha Franklin's tenure at Columbia Records is that the label didn't know what to do with her, and that may be true, but you can't say they didn't try. On these 39 recordings, spread across two discs and cut between 1960 and 1965, Franklin and her producers look for ways to frame her obvious vocal talents, but always in terms of uptown jazz and non-pop
ock formats. Much of the result is appealing, and it's only in light of the transcendent soul music Franklin made from her first day at Atlantic Records in 1967 that this work comes across as merely exploratory. "Show me the way to get to Soulville," she demands in 1964. She finally found the way, and that was that.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/14/1992
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074644851526
catalogNumber:
48515

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aretha Franklin   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Ray Bryant   Piano
Sears   Tenor Saxophone
Tyree Glenn   Trombone
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Belton Evans   Drums
Sticks Evans   Drums
Milt Hinton   Bass
Osie Johnson   Drums
Bill Lee   Bass
Westbrook   Guitar

Technical Credits

Erroll Garner   Composer
John Hammond   Producer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Ed Cobb   Composer
Inez Foxx   Composer
Charlie Foxx   Composer
Belford Hendricks   Arranger
Bob Johnston   Producer
Kasha   Producer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Robert Mersey   Arranger,Producer
Clyde Otis   Producer
Manuel Seal   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
David Nathan   Liner Notes
Gary Pacheco   Executive Producer
Vic Anesini   Remixing
Mark Burdett   Art Direction
Curtis Lewis   Arranger
Sidney Wyche   Composer
J. Leslie McFarland   Arranger,Composer
Bobby Scott   Producer
Barbara Lynn Ozen   Composer

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