Essential 3.0: The Columbia Years

The Essential 3.0: The Columbia Years

by Aretha Franklin
     
 

Aretha Franklin has simply been one of the greatest singers of her generation, and whether bringing her powerful, passionate voice to bear on gospel standards, songs from the Great American Songbook, jazz standards, pop ditties, or deep Southern soul and R&B, she has always had the presence -- much like Ray Charles -- to make anything she…  See more details below

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Aretha Franklin has simply been one of the greatest singers of her generation, and whether bringing her powerful, passionate voice to bear on gospel standards, songs from the Great American Songbook, jazz standards, pop ditties, or deep Southern soul and R&B, she has always had the presence -- much like Ray Charles -- to make anything she touches unmistakably hers. Franklin began her career in gospel when she was still a teenager, and her amazing vocal talents, coupled with her fine piano playing, marked her as a once-in-a-lifetime kind of artist, qualities very apparent to legendary talent scout John Hammond, who signed her to Columbia Records. The problem Hammond and Columbia immediately ran into, though, was how to best present that spirited voice to the secular pop world. Between 1960 and 1969 (her first release for the label was actually in 1961), Columbia tried Franklin in a variety of styles and settings, and if none of them exactly caught fire the way her legendary later sides for Atlantic Records would, they still allowed Franklin to explore a lot of avenues, and she was too good a singer not to be at least memorable in all of them. This three-disc set (two full-length discs and a third but shorter bonus disc) collects some of the more essential and interesting tracks from her Columbia period -- take away the eight-track bonus disc and it's the exact same set as the two-disc The Queen in Waiting: The Columbia Years 1960-1965 (right down to the cover art) from 2002.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/2010
Label:
Sony Legacy
UPC:
0886976883027
catalogNumber:
768830
Rank:
134604

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Nobody Like You
  2. Once In a While (Please Answer Me)
  3. Maybe I'm a Fool
  4. Muddy Water
  5. Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?
  6. Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)
  7. Today I Sing The Blues
  8. Won't Be Long
  9. Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning
  10. Evil Gal Blues
  11. Lee Cross
  12. Walk On By
  13. I Wonder (Where Are You Tonight)
  14. God Bless the Child
  15. Blue Holiday
  16. Looking Through a Tear
  17. Tiny Sparrow
  18. Here Today and Gone Tomorrow
  19. Little Brown Book
  20. Without the One You Love

Disc 2

  1. This Bitter Earth
  2. Just For a Thrill
  3. Skylark
  4. Skylark
  5. Trouble In Mind
  6. Runnin' Out of Fools
  7. Drinking Again
  8. Laughing On the Outside
  9. What a Diff'rence a Day Makes
  10. Soulville
  11. You'll Lose a Good Thing
  12. Take a Look
  13. Cry Like a Baby
  14. I Wish I Didn't Love You So
  15. Only the Lonely
  16. People
  17. Mockingbird
  18. Until You Were Gone
  19. My Coloring Book
  20. Try a Little Tenderness

Disc 3

  1. In My Solitude
  2. Love For Sale
  3. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
  4. Unforgettable
  5. All Night Long
  6. Every Little Bit Hurts
  7. Sweet Bitter Love
  8. If Ever I Would Leave You

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aretha Franklin   Primary Artist,Piano
Ray Bryant   Piano
Teddy Charles   Vibes
Sears   Tenor Saxophone
Tyree Glenn   Trombone
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Gary Chester   Drums
George Duvivier   Bass
Bob Asher   Trombone
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Sticks Evans   Drums
Paul Griffin   Organ
Ernie Hayes   Organ,Piano
Belford Hendricks   Conductor
Milt Hinton   Bass
Osie Johnson   Drums
Ellis Larkins   Piano
Bill Lee   Bass
Buddy Lucas   Tenor Saxophone
Robert Mersey   Conductor
Bobby Scott   Conductor
Westbrook   Guitar
Keeter Best   Guitar
James "Beans" Richardson   Bass
Hindel Butts   Drums
Teddy Harris   Piano

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Aretha Franklin   Composer
Leonard Feather   Composer
John Hammond   Producer
Irving Mills   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Nikki Giovanni   Liner Notes
John Kander   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Stanley Adams   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Belford Hendricks   Arranger
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Robert Mersey   Arranger,Producer
Clyde Otis   Producer
Cole Porter   Composer
Bobby Scott   Arranger,Producer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Jo Trent   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
David Ritz   Liner Notes
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Leo Sacks   Producer
Bob Merrill   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer
Harry Richman   Composer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Hank Parker   Cover Photo
Curtis Lewis   Arranger
Fred Ebb   Composer
J. Leslie McFarland   Arranger,Composer
Richard Ahlert   Composer
L.C. Cooke   Composer
Barabra Lynn Ozen   Composer
John Christiana   Packaging Manager
Arthur Resnick   Composer
R.M. Jones   Composer
I. Gordon   Composer
Bob Johnson   Producer
B. Raleigh   Composer
J. Cleveland   Composer
J. Byers   Composer
B. Scott   Composer
Willie Dennson   Composer
H. Woods   Composer
V. McCoy   Composer
Lil Hardin Armstrong   Composer
J. Campbell   Composer
J. Armstead   Composer
B. Wayne   Composer
H. Glover   Composer

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