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The Queen in Waiting: The Columbia Years 1960-1965

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Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
Aretha Franklin may have made her name as the Queen of Soul during her time with Atlantic Records in the late '60s and early '70s, but her ascent to the throne began earlier, shortly after she turned 18. The two-CD Queen in Waiting chronicles the five years during which this former gospel prodigy recorded for Columbia Records under the tutelage of legendary producer John Hammond, who recruited a studio full of seasoned players to work with Franklin on memorable versions of Rev. James Cleveland's "Nobody like You" and a previously unreleased version of Ray Charles' "Hard Times No One Knows Better than I." Franklin's church roots are never far from the fore, as ...
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Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
Aretha Franklin may have made her name as the Queen of Soul during her time with Atlantic Records in the late '60s and early '70s, but her ascent to the throne began earlier, shortly after she turned 18. The two-CD Queen in Waiting chronicles the five years during which this former gospel prodigy recorded for Columbia Records under the tutelage of legendary producer John Hammond, who recruited a studio full of seasoned players to work with Franklin on memorable versions of Rev. James Cleveland's "Nobody like You" and a previously unreleased version of Ray Charles' "Hard Times No One Knows Better than I." Franklin's church roots are never far from the fore, as evident on cuts such as "Lee Cross" and "Today I Sing the Blues," in which Lady Soul's subtle testifying blurs the line between the sacred and secular. With stellar readings of "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" and "This Bitter Earth" originally recorded for Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington, the Detroit native also showcases her ease with formidable jazz-flavored sessions. Drawing from an overlooked segment of Franklin's musical career, the stellar 40-song collection of jazz, blues, and pop makes for a royal package.
All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Franklin's Columbia years are hard to summarize in compilations, even fairly extensive ones such as this two-CD set, which includes six previously unreleased tracks and one previously unavailable alternate take among its 40 songs. In part that's because she explored several different styles during this era without really finding a home in any of them, in part that's because the quality of the recordings themselves were so erratic, and in part it's because Sony keeps putting out compilations that duplicate each other to a fair extent. About half the songs on this anthology, for instance, also appear on the most comprehensive previous Franklin/Columbia retrospective, Jazz to Soul. On its own merits, this is a fair summation of some of her more notable Columbia recordings, slightly more pop-oriented in its track selection than Jazz to Soul, and at least including something new in the handful of unissued numbers. David Ritz's informative liner notes make a case for viewing the Columbia years as ones with numerous artistic successes. But the fact remains that the mixture of lush pop, Billie Holiday-style jazz-blues, Dinah Washington/Nancy Wilson-style jazz-pop crossover, early Dionne Warwick-style light soul-pop "Cry Like a Baby" is actually a quite good cut of that sort, and hints of gospel is unfocused, if often promising. And it's not nearly as good or expressive as the soul she'd delve into at Atlantic after leaving Columbia. Her accompanists sometimes deserve their share of blame as well; the drums of "Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning" almost totally lose the rhythm at one point, and the harmonica player on "Evil Gal Blues" sounds like she or he had just been dragged in off the street. There's not much soul music here, in the accepted stylistic sense, other than the two best tracks, "Soulville" and "Lee Cross," which are the ones that point most convincingly to her future triumph as the Queen of Soul. The previously unreleased items all on disc one are as variable as the rest of the set, ranging from the satisfyingly bluesy cover of Ray Charles' "Hard Times No One Knows Better Than I" with some fine Franklin piano and the respectable jazz/R&B/gospel of "Please Answer Me" to trifling Bobby Scott-produced orchestrated pop ballads and an unremarkable alternate take of "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2002
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998569621
  • Catalog Number: 85696

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Preludium (2:20)
  2. 2 The Sound of Music (2:43)
  3. 3 Maria (3:24)
  4. 4 My Favorite Things (2:50)
  5. 5 Do-Re-Mi (5:56)
  6. 6 Sixteen Going on Seventeen (3:52)
  7. 7 The Lonely Goatherd (3:23)
  8. 8 How Can Love Survive? (3:05)
  9. 9 The Sound of Music (Reprise) (3:15)
  10. 10 Laendler (2:26)
  11. 11 So Long, Farewell (2:53)
  12. 12 Climb Ev'ry Mountain (3:33)
  13. 13 No Way to Stop It (3:07)
  14. 14 An Ordinary Couple (3:37)
  15. 15 Processional (3:52)
  16. 16 Sixteen Going on Seventeen (Reprise) (2:19)
  17. 17 Edelweiss (2:08)
  18. 18 Climb Ev'ry Mountain (Reprise) (1:40)
  19. 19 The Sound of Music (16:41)
  20. 20 Do-Re-Mi - Mitch Miller (2:07)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Overture (3:21)
  2. 2 Maybe (2:37)
  3. 3 It's the Hard-Knock Life (2:20)
  4. 4 Tomorrow (2:07)
  5. 5 We'd Like to Thank You Herbert Hoover (2:26)
  6. 6 Little Girls (2:43)
  7. 7 I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here (2:23)
  8. 8 N.Y.C. (4:51)
  9. 9 Easy Street (3:22)
  10. 10 You Won't Be an Orphan for Long (1:44)
  11. 11 You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile (3:06)
  12. 12 Tomorrow (Reprise) (2:23)
  13. 13 Something Was Missing (3:42)
  14. 14 I Don't Need Anything But You (2:30)
  15. 15 Annie (1:35)
  16. 16 A New Deal for Christmas (2:22)
  17. 17 Introductory Remarks (1:56)
  18. 18 Apples (1:59)
  19. 19 Lead-In and Song: We Got Annie (2:14)
  20. 20 Lead-In (0:38)
  21. 21 Just Wait (1:06)
  22. 22 Lead-In (0:30)
  23. 23 That's the Way It Goes (1:30)
  24. 24 Lead-In (1:01)
  25. 25 Parents (2:12)
  26. 26 Lead-In and Song: I've Never Been So Happy (1:19)
  27. 27 Tomorrow (2:26)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Opening: New York, New York/Dance: Miss Turnstiles (11:27)
  2. 2 Come Up to My Place (2:46)
  3. 3 Carried Away (3:00)
  4. 4 Lonely Town/Dance: Lonely Town (6:44)
  5. 5 Carnegie Hall (Do-Do-Re-Do) (2:36)
  6. 6 I Can Hook, Too (2:30)
  7. 7 Lucky to Be Me (2:55)
  8. 8 Dance: Times Square (4:03)
  9. 9 Nightclub Sequence: So Long Baby/I'm Blue/Ya Got Me (4:50)
  10. 10 I Understand (2:11)
  11. 11 Ballet: The Imaginary Coney Island/Subway Ride/Dance of the Great ... (7:49)
  12. 12 Some Other Time (4:21)
  13. 13 Dance: The Real Coney Island/Finale (5:36)
  14. 14 Oveture/Three Dances Episodes From (4:13)
  15. 15 I. The Great Lover (1:44)
  16. 16 II. Lonely Town: Pas de Deux (3:23)
  17. 17 III. Times Square: 1944 (4:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Aretha Franklin Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Ray Bryant Piano
Teddy Charles Vibes
Ted Harris Piano
Al Sears Tenor Saxophone
Tyree Glenn Trombone
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Gary Chester Drums
George Duvivier Bass
Bob Asher Trombone
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Hindai Butts Drums
Paul Griffin Organ
Ernie Hayes Organ, Piano
Milt Hinton Bass
Osie Johnson Drums
Ellis Larkins Piano
Bill Lee Bass
Buddy Lucas Tenor Saxophone
Robert Mersey Conductor
Lord Westbrook Guitar
Bobby Scott Conductor
Technical Credits
Philip Bailey Composer
Dick Clark Author
Janet Jackson Author
Patti LaBelle Author
Roy Orbison Composer
Leonard Feather Composer
Lionel Hampton Composer
John Hammond Sr. Producer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Nikki Giovanni Poetry
Kander Composer
Joshie Armstead Composer
Lil Armstrong Composer
Nick Ashford Composer
Glen Ballard Composer
Billie Holiday Composer
Hal David Composer
Peter DeRose Composer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Curley Hamner Composer
Arthur Herzog Jr. Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Bob Johnston Producer
Frank Laico Engineer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Robert Mersey Arranger, Producer
Clyde Otis Producer
Fred Plaut Engineer
Ben Raleigh Composer
Don Raye Composer
Winston Rodney Composer
Marti Sharron Composer
Valerie Simpson Composer
Jo Trent Composer
Bernie Wayne Composer
Teddy White Composer
Mark Wilder Mastering
David Ritz Essay
Stan Weiss Engineer
Ken Albers Composer
Luther Dixon Composer
Harry Richman Composer
Erykah Badu Author
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Warren Vincent Engineer
Hank Parker Cover Photo
Curtis Lewis Arranger, Composer
Fred Ebb Composer
Joe Melson Composer
Doris Tauber Composer
J. Leslie McFarland Arranger
Kay Rogers Composer
Joseph Scott Composer
Richard Ahlert Composer
Willie Denson Composer
Beyoncé Author
Jill Scott Author
Seth Foster Digital Editing
Bobby Scott Arranger, Producer
Hughie Cannon Composer
Ted White Composer
Stanley Tonkel Engineer
Willie Dennson Composer
Lil Hardin Armstrong Composer
Curtis Reginald Lewis Composer
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