The Very Best of Aretha Franklin [Camden]

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Calling this 15-track set "The Very Best of Aretha Franklin" is a bit deceptive, since it includes nothing from her peak commercial period with Atlantic Records in the 1970s, but is instead assembled from tracks Franklin recorded in the early to mid-'60s ("Soulville," "The Shoop Shoop Song") when she was with Columbia Records and tracks like "Who's Zoomin' Who?," which she recorded after leaving Atlantic at the end of the 1970s. That doesn't make this a poor collection, but not having such classic gems as "Respect," "Chain of Fools," and "Think," to name just three, from her Atlantic years means this isn't "the very best" of Aretha ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Calling this 15-track set "The Very Best of Aretha Franklin" is a bit deceptive, since it includes nothing from her peak commercial period with Atlantic Records in the 1970s, but is instead assembled from tracks Franklin recorded in the early to mid-'60s ("Soulville," "The Shoop Shoop Song") when she was with Columbia Records and tracks like "Who's Zoomin' Who?," which she recorded after leaving Atlantic at the end of the 1970s. That doesn't make this a poor collection, but not having such classic gems as "Respect," "Chain of Fools," and "Think," to name just three, from her Atlantic years means this isn't "the very best" of Aretha Franklin by anyone's definition.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/24/2011
  • Label: Camden International
  • UPC: 886979065222
  • Catalog Number: 7906522
  • Sales rank: 309,068

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Aretha Franklin Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Aretha Franklin Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
Michael Lovesmith Composer
Titus Turner Composer
Luther Vandross Composer
Dinah Washington Composer
Billie Holiday Composer
Inez Foxx Composer
Preston Glass Composer
Henry Glover Composer
Arthur Herzog Jr. Composer
Morris Levy Composer
Robert Mersey Arranger
Narada Michael Walden Composer
Marcus Miller Composer
Keith Richards Producer
R. Clark Composer
Jeff Cohen Composer
R. Connelly Composer
H. Woods Composer
J. Campbell Composer
Belford C. Hendricks Arranger
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