Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul mp3 album

Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul mp3 album
Deep Soul,Soul,Southern Soul,Memphis Soul
  • Performer:
    Aretha Franklin
  • Title:
    Lady Soul
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  • Style:
    Deep Soul,Soul,Southern Soul,Memphis Soul
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  • Recording Location:
    Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY
Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul mp3 album

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    1175 mb
  • Size MP3 version
    1982 mb
  • Size WMA version
    1360 mb
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Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Chain of Fools Don Covay Aretha Franklin 2:47
2 Money Won't Change You James Brown / Nat Jones Aretha Franklin 2:08
3 People Get Ready Curtis Mayfield Aretha Franklin 3:44
4 Niki Hoeky Jim Ford / Lolly Vegas / Pat Vegas Aretha Franklin 2:31
5 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman Gerry Goffin / Carole King / Jerry Wexler Aretha Franklin 2:45
6 Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby) Aretha Franklin / Ted White Aretha Franklin 2:25
7 Good to Me as I Am to You Aretha Franklin / Ted White Aretha Franklin 3:58
8 Come Back Baby Ray Charles Aretha Franklin 2:27
9 Groovin' Eddie Brigati / Felix Cavaliere Aretha Franklin 2:57
10 Ain't No Way Aretha Franklin / Carolyn Franklin Aretha Franklin 4:17
11 Chain of Fools Don Covay Aretha Franklin 4:22
12 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman Gerry Goffin / Carole King / Jerry Wexler Aretha Franklin 2:49
13 Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby) Aretha Franklin / Ted White Aretha Franklin 2:28
14 Ain't No Way Aretha Franklin / Carolyn Franklin Aretha Franklin 4:12


Eddie Brigati - Composer
James Brown - Composer
Ralph Burns - Conductor
Felix Cavaliere - Composer
Ray Charles - Composer
Gene Chrisman - Drums
Eric Clapton - Guest Artist, Guitar
Tommy Cogbill - Bass
Don Covay - Composer
Tom Dowd - Engineer
Jim Ford - Composer
Aretha Franklin - Composer, Piano, Primary Artist, Vocals
Carolyn Franklin - Composer, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
Erma Franklin - Vocals (Background)
Bernie Glow - Trumpet
Gerry Goffin - Composer
Ellie Greenwich - Vocals (Background)
Roger Hawkins - Drums
Haywood Henry - Sax (Baritone), Saxophone
Cissy Houston - Vocals
Jimmy Johnson - Guitar
Nat Jones - Composer
King Curtis - Guest Artist, Sax (Tenor), Saxophone
Carole King - Composer
Melvin Lastie - Trumpet
Curtis Mayfield - Composer
Joe Newman - Trumpet
Spooner Oldham - Keyboards, Piano (Electric)
Seldon Powell - Flute, Horn, Sax (Tenor)
Warren Smith - Vibraphone, Vocals (Background)
Joe South - Guest Artist, Guitar
Tony Studd - Trombone, Trombone (Bass)
The Sweet Inspirations - Vocals (Background)
Lolly Vegas - Composer
Pat Vegas - Composer
Frank Wess - Flute, Sax (Tenor), Wind
Jerry Wexler - Composer, Producer
Ted White - Composer
Bobby Womack - Guest Artist, Guitar

With I Never Loved a Man The Way I Love You, the late, great Aretha Franklin shed her milquetoast supper music past and re-birthed herself as the queen of soul that she was destined to be. On Lady Soul, she not only proved she wasn't a passing fad, but that she was here to stay by a creating a masterpiece of sixties soul that arguably out did her prior aforementioned masterwork because of course the only person who could truly out do the queen of soul, was the queen herself. On Lady Soul, she expands the sonic vocabulary she worked with on I Never Loved a Man, keeping the soul funky, southern (in style), and piping hot while varying away from the Stax/Atlantic sound of that previous album by adding in some acid rock touches on the deliciously ominous opener Chain of Fools and the Eric Clapton featured ballad Good to Me As I Am to You, trying out some funk and popcorn soul on the almost nonsensical Niki Hoeky, the James Brown cover Money Won't Change You and the Walter Davis cover Come Back Baby, all while flirting with a little Motown on the hit (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone, and flexing her soul testifying vocals on both the monumental (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and her cover of The Impressions People Get Ready (which she makes out to sound even more like a gospel song than the original) and she does all this before ending the album on a pair of laid back numbers with her cover The Rascals Groovin' and the serene torch ballad Ain't No Way. In the wake of her death, Aretha Franklin's masterwork Lady Soul, along with I Never Loved a Man the Way that I Love You and Young, Gifted & Black are the best places to exploring her towering legacy. Lady Soul is one of the best soul albums of the sixties and it is so for a reason, it's a real tour de force of Aretha Franklin's astonishing talents as they were in the late sixties.
Appearing after a blockbuster debut and a sophomore set that was rather disappointing (in comparison), 1968's Lady Soul proved Aretha Franklin, the pop sensation, was no fluke. Her performances were more impassioned than on her debut, and the material just as strong, an inspired blend of covers and originals from the best songwriters in soul and pop music. The opener, "Chain of Fools," became the biggest hit, driven by a chorus of cascading echoes by Franklin and her bedrock backing vocalists, the Sweet Impressions, plus the unforgettable, earthy guitar work of guest Joe South. The album's showpiece, though, was "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," a song written expressly for her by Brill Building pop stalwarts Gerry Goffin and Carole King, based on a title coined by producer Jerry Wexler. One of the landmark performances in pop music, the song floats serenely through the verses until, swept up by Ralph Burns' stirring string arrangement again and again, Franklin opens up on the choruses with one of the most transcendent vocals of her career. And just as she'd previously transformed a soul classic (Otis Redding's "Respect") into a signature piece of her own, Franklin courageously reimagined songs by heavyweights James Brown, Ray Charles, and the Impressions. Brown's "Money Won't Change You" is smooth and kinetic, her testifying constantly reinforced by interjections from the Sweet Inspirations. Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready," a 1965 civil-rights anthem and a hit for the Impressions, is taken at a slower pace than the original; after a quiet verse, Franklin lets loose amidst a magisterial brass arrangement by Arif Mardin. Powered by three hit singles (each nested in the upper reaches of the pop Top Ten), Lady Soul became Aretha Franklin's second gold LP and remained on the charts for over a year.
This is Aretha's best album, the one where everything came together, showing her full potential both as a soul singer and pop star. From the album's opener, the gritty "Chain of Fools," straight through to its closer, the soulful "Ain't No Way," every single track is a fine example of the best artistry soul music has to offer. Aretha's range is on full display, both vocally and stylistically. Her band is in top form, producing some of the definitive sounds of Southern Soul (Bobby Womack and Eric Clapton both contributed guitar to the tracks). The songs are written by the likes of Don Covay, Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Jerry Wexler, Curtis Mayfield, Ray Charles, and of course Aretha herself. What more could any soul music fan ask? More than recommended, this album is about as essential as it gets.
Not to question your sanity Rob, But this lp is essential for rock,soul,blues,dreampop,metal,electronic or opera fan!!!! Listen to nikki hoeky for the bass , i think its jerry jemmot xcellent! The second voice on groovin, i think its carolyn arethas sis or sissy houston? Soulful, many tracks backup singers are sweet inspirations beautiful i have their lp very rare and xcellent. A must have!!
Aretha Franklin was undeniably a force to be reckoned with in the late 60's. She was an extremely powerful vocalist, yet also quite dynamic and emotive when necessary. During this set, there is a bit more of a tendency for her show off her vocal talents. I'm sure her biggest fans won't mind this though. Great stuff, but I'm partial to her performance on I NEVER LOVED A MAN THE WAY I LOVE YOU. Not essential for me personally, but recommended for fans of Soul music in general.Highlights: "Chain Of Fools" & "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman".