Spirit in the Dark

Spirit in the Dark

by Aretha Franklin
     
 

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Spirit in the Dark was one of Aretha Franklin's more overlooked albums from her Atlantic prime, despite the inclusion of a couple hit singles (the title track and "Don't Play That Song"). The disc includes five of her own compositions (the most she ever recorded for a single album) and her…  See more details below

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Spirit in the Dark was one of Aretha Franklin's more overlooked albums from her Atlantic prime, despite the inclusion of a couple hit singles (the title track and "Don't Play That Song"). The disc includes five of her own compositions (the most she ever recorded for a single album) and her usual eclectic choice of cover material. On this record, the covers ranged from B.B. King and Dr. John to Jimmy Reed and Goffin/King's "Oh Not My Baby." The album also benefits from great backup players: Both the Muscle Shoals rhythm section and the Dixie Flyers contributed to the sessions, and Duane Allman lends his guitar to a couple of tracks. Though it doesn't rank with her very best Atlantic LPs, it's an exuberant and remarkably consistent effort. The 1993 CD reissue has detailed liner notes on the songs and sessions by David Nathan.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/07/2003
Label:
4 Men With Beards
UPC:
0646315111415
catalogNumber:
114
Rank:
48668

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aretha Franklin   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Sweet Inspirations   Background Vocals
Duane Allman   Guitar
Barry Beckett   Organ,Electric Piano
Margaret Branch   Background Vocals
Brenda Bryant   Background Vocals
Hog Cowart   Bass
Sammy Creason   Drums
Cornell Dupree   Guitar
James Luther Dickinson   Keyboards
Howard "Buzz" Feiten   Guitar
Charlie Freeman   Guitar
Evelyn Greene   Background Vocals
Roger Hawkins   Drums
Eddie Hinton   Guitar
David Hood   Bass
Wyline Ivy   Background Vocals
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar
Almeda Lattimore   Background Vocals
Pat Lewis   Background Vocals
Ray Lucas   Drums
Tommy McClure   Bass
Jay O'Rourke   Guitar
Mike Utley   Keyboards
Ronald "Tubby" Ziegler   Drums
Tubby Zeigler   Drums
Harold Cowart   Bass
Dave Crawford   Organ,Keyboards
Jimmy O'Rourke   Guitar

Technical Credits

Jimmy Reed   Composer
Dennis Edwards   Composer
Aretha Franklin   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Carolyn Franklin   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Roy Hawkins   Composer
Ron Albert   Engineer
Jimmy Douglass   Engineer
Tom Dowd   Producer,Engineer,Remixing,Audio Production
Chuck Kirkpatrick   Engineer
Jerry Griffin   Composer
Lewis Hahn   Engineer
Jessie Hill   Composer
B.B. King   Composer
Arif Mardin   Producer,Engineer,Remixing,Audio Production
Jimmy Radcliffe   Composer
Jerry Wexler   Producer,Audio Production
Dr. John   Composer
David Nathan   Liner Notes
Ewart Abner   Composer
Loring Eutemey   Cover Design
Rick Darnell   Composer
Dave Clark   Composer

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