Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings

Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings

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by Aretha Franklin
Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings is an 86-track, four-disc box set that covers Aretha Franklin's Atlantic career, spanning from 1967's "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" to 1976's "Something He Can Feel." Over the course of the set, all of Aretha's best-known songs, including all of her Top Ten pop and R&B singles, are included. For fans who only


Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings is an 86-track, four-disc box set that covers Aretha Franklin's Atlantic career, spanning from 1967's "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" to 1976's "Something He Can Feel." Over the course of the set, all of Aretha's best-known songs, including all of her Top Ten pop and R&B singles, are included. For fans who only know the singles, the set is primarily notable for the wealth of album tracks and forgotten singles that are included, which nearly equal the hits in terms of quality. Stopping just short of her move to disco, The Queen of Soul just misses being a totally comprehensive collection, but it remains definitive -- it may miss some of her later hits, but every one of her greatest tracks is in the box. The Queen of Soul is one the cornerstones of any soul collection.

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Disc 1

  1. I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
  2. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
  3. Save Me
  4. Respect
  5. Baby, Baby, Baby
  6. Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business)
  7. (You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman
  8. Soul Serenade
  9. Drown in My Own Tears
  10. Chain of Fools
  11. Baby, I Love You
  12. Ain't Nobody (Gonna Turn Me Around)
  13. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
  14. You Are My Sunshine
  15. Going Down Slow
  16. Never Let Me Go
  17. I Wonder
  18. Prove It
  19. Good Times
  20. Come Back Baby
  21. A Change
  22. You're a Sweet Sweet Man
  23. Good to Me as I Am to You
  24. People Get Ready
  25. Ain't No Way

Disc 2

  1. Think
  2. See Saw
  3. The House That Jack Built
  4. Night Time Is the Right Time
  5. I Say a Little Prayer
  6. You Send Me
  7. My Song
  8. I Take What I Want
  9. I Can't See Myself Leaving You
  10. Night Life
  11. Today I Sing the Blues
  12. Pitiful
  13. Tracks of My Tears
  14. River's Invitation
  15. Share Your Love with Me
  16. It Ain't Fair
  17. Sit Down and Cry
  18. Honest I Do
  19. The Weight
  20. When the Battle Is Over
  21. Eleanor Rigby
  22. One Way Ticket
  23. Call Me
  24. Pullin'

Disc 3

  1. Son of a Preacher Man
  2. Try Matty's
  3. The Thrill Is Gone
  4. The Dark End of the Street
  5. You and Me
  6. Let It Be
  7. Spirit in the Dark
  8. Why I Sing the Blues
  9. Don't Play That Song
  10. Young, Gifted and Black
  11. Border Song (Holy Moses)
  12. A Brand New Me
  13. You're All I Need to Get By
  14. Spanish Harlem
  15. Rock Steady
  16. Oh Me Oh My (I'm a Fool for You Baby)
  17. Day Dreaming
  18. All the King's Horses
  19. Bridge over Troubled Water
  20. Angel

Disc 4

  1. Spirit in the Dark (Reprise)
  2. How I Got Over
  3. So Swell When You're Well
  4. Master of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes)
  5. Somewhere
  6. I'm in Love
  7. Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
  8. Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
  9. Every Natural Thing
  10. Without Love
  11. With Everything I Feel in Me
  12. Mr. D.J. (5 for the D.J.)
  13. Look into Your Heart
  14. Sparkle
  15. Rock with Me
  16. Break It to Me Gently
  17. Something He Can Feel

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aretha Franklin   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
James Cleveland   Vocals,Choir Director
Ray Charles   Vocals,Track Performer
Donny Hathaway   Organ
Billy Preston   Organ
Joe South   Guitar
Sammy Turner   Background Vocals
Bobby Womack   Guitar
Pepper Adams   Baritone Saxophone
Ron Carter   Bass
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
King Curtis   Horn,Tenor Saxophone
Urbie Green   Trombone
Bob James   Piano
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Ralph Burns   Strings,Drums,French Horn
Seldon Powell   Tenor Saxophone
Chuck Rainey   Bass,Electric Bass
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Grady Tate   Drums
Phil Upchurch   Guitar
Ellie Greenwich   Background Vocals
Carolyn Franklin   Background Vocals
Erma Franklin   Background Vocals
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Memphis Horns   Horn Ensemble
David T. Walker   Guitar
Dee Dee Warwick   Background Vocals
Sweet Inspirations   Vocals,Background Vocals
Duane Allman   Guitar,Slide Guitar
Joe Arnold   Horn,Tenor Saxophone
Don Arnone   Acoustic Guitar
Barry Beckett   Piano,Electric Piano
Kenneth Bichel   Synthesizer,Percussion
Margaret Branch   Background Vocals
Willie Bridges   Baritone Saxophone
Brenda Bryant   Background Vocals
Bruno Carr   Drums
Charles Chalmers   Horn,Tenor Saxophone
Gene Chrisman   Drums
Cissy Houston   Background Vocals,Obbligatto Vocals
Eric Clapton   Guitar
Ann S. Clark   Background Vocals
Stanley Clarke   Bass
Judy Clay   Background Vocals
Joe Clayton   Conga
Tommy Cogbill   Bass
Gary Coleman   Percussion
Lou Collins   Tenor Saxophone
Sammy Creason   Drums
Cornell Dupree   Guitar
James Luther Dickinson   Keyboards
George Dorsey   Alto Saxophone
Gordon Edwards   Bass
Joe Farrell   Saxophone
Charlie Freeman   Guitar
Eric Gale   Bass
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Louie Goicdecha   Percussion
Manuel Gonzales   Percussion,Latin Percussion
Jay Graydon   Guitar
Ed Greene   Drums
Jack Hale   Trombone
Roger Hawkins   Drums
Haywood Henry   Baritone Saxophone
Eddie Hinton   Guitar
David Hood   Bass,Trombone
Roger Hopps   Trumpet
Wyline Ivy   Background Vocals
Wayne Jackson   Trumpet,Tenor Saxophone
Jack Jennings   Vibes
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar
Charnessa Jones   Background Vocals
Quinton Joseph   Drums
Melvin Lastie   Trumpet,Cornet
Almeda Lattimore   Background Vocals
Ken Laxton   Trumpet
Pat Lewis   Background Vocals
Ed Logan   Tenor Saxophone
Andrew Love   Tenor Saxophone
Ray Lucas   Drums
Kenneth Lupper   Organ
Clarence McDonald   Keyboards
Junior Mance   Guitar
Rick Marotta   Drums
Harold Mason   Drums
Tommy McClure   Bass
Hugh McCracken   Guitar
Thomas Mitchell   Trombone
Chips Moman   Guitar
Pancho Morales   Conga
David "Fathead" Newman   Saxophone
Floyd Newman   Baritone Saxophone
Tony Newton   Bass
Spooner Oldham   Organ,Piano,Electric Piano,Vibes
Benny Powell   Trombone
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Strings,Drums
Lee Ritenour   Guitar
Sylvester Rivers   Keyboards
Neal Rosengarden   Vibes
Sylvia Shemwell   Background Vocals
Myrna Smith   Background Vocals
David Spinozza   Guitar
Tony Studd   Trombone
Richard Tee   Organ
Truman Thomas   Organ
Mike Utley   Keyboards
Pamela Vincent   Background Vocals
Jerry Weaver   Guitar
Frank Wess   Tenor Saxophone
Phil Woods   Alto Saxophone
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Ronald "Tubby" Ziegler   Drums
Ronald Bright   Background Vocals
Al Jackson   Drums
Jerry Jemmott   Bass
John Popwell   Percussion
Sweethearts of Soul   Background Vocals
Tubby Zeigler   Drums
Dave Crawford   Organ
Herbert Laws   Alto Flute
Jimmy O'Rourke   Guitar
Joseph Scott   Bass
Richard Gene Williams   Trumpet
Warren Smith   Vibes
Robert "Pops" Popwell   Percussion
Gary Ray Thompson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Jimmy Reed   Composer
Gary Stewart   Executive Producer
Nina Simone   Composer
Sam Cooke   Composer
Dennis Edwards   Composer
Aretha Franklin   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Elton John   Composer
Kashif   Composer
Curtis Mayfield   Producer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
King Curtis   Composer
Budd Johnson   Composer
Quincy Jones   Producer
Ralph Burns   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,String Conductor
James Booker   Composer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer,Producer
Carolyn Franklin   Composer
Roy Hawkins   Composer
Bobby Lance   Composer
Marvin Hamlisch   Composer,Producer
Dan Penn   Composer
Ron Albert   Engineer
Charles Chalmers   Arranger
Tom Dowd   Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes,Essay
Ahmet Ertegun   Essay
Randy Evretts   Composer
Chuck Kirkpatrick   Engineer
Jerome Gasper   Engineer
Henry Glover   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Lewis Hahn   Engineer
Rick Hall   Engineer
Curley Hamner   Composer
Jessie Hill   Composer
Eddie Hinton   Composer
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges   Composer
B.B. King   Composer
Arif Mardin   Producer,Liner Notes,Horn Arrangements,Flute Arrangement,Essay
Marty Paich   Producer
Chips Moman   Composer
Warren "Pete" Moore   Composer
Spooner Oldham   Composer,Vibe Master
Clyde Otis   Composer
Horace Ott   Composer
David Paich   Producer
Clarence Paul   Composer
David Porter   Composer
Jimmy Radcliffe   Composer
Charlie Singleton   Composer
Danny Small   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Ed Townsend   Composer
Jerry Wexler   Producer,Liner Notes
Teddy White   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Ron Miller   Composer
Dr. John   Composer
David Ritz   Liner Notes
Dave Marsh   Liner Notes,Essay
David Nathan   Producer,Liner Notes
Joe Seneca   Composer
Geoff Gans   Art Direction
Ewart Abner   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer
Marvin Tarplin   Composer
Curtis Lewis   Composer
Ron Miller   Composer
Curtis Ousley   Composer
Diane Lambert   Composer
David Mattis   Composer
Fran Robbins   Composer
Joseph Scott   Composer
Lou Stallman   Composer
Morris Broadnax   Composer
Rick Darnell   Composer
Jim Doris   Composer
Dave Clark   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Ted White   Composer
Thulani Davis   Liner Notes,Essay
Bernice Hart   Composer
Ted Somers   Vibe Master
Braggs   Composer
Warren Moore   Composer
Joan Griffin   Composer
Miller   Composer
Weldon Irving   Composer
Curtis Reginald Lewis   Composer

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Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
Aretha is indeed the Queen of Soul and everything is here. This is a GREAT set and should be added to any serious collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago