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10Oct/17Off

Aretha Franklin – Soul ’69 (1969/2012) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Aretha Franklin – Soul ’69 (1969/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:42 minutes | 1,6 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front/Rear cover | © Rhino Atlantic

Rolling Stone magazine has declared soul diva Aretha Franklin as one of music’s greatest singers. Her sixth studio recording for Atlantic Records is an intriguing collection of pop standards delivered with her blistering vocals. The album, full of authoritative singing is on par with her greatest works from the ‘60s and early ‘70s. Franklin covers an array of pop-oriented classics from Sam Cooke’s “Bring It on Home to Me” to Smokey Robinson’s “The Track of My Tears.” Produced by Tom Dowd, the album soared to #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums.

…”the best record to appear in the last five years….The horn arrangements…are simply beautiful, alternately driving and mellow, with rich, warm harmonies. Aretha sings better than ever…” – Rolling Stone, (1969)

10Oct/17Off

Aretha Franklin – Live At Fillmore West (1971/2012) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Aretha Franklin – Live At Fillmore West (1971/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 48:07 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

Chart History/Awards
Reached #1 on Billboard‘s Top R&B Albums.
Reached #7 on the Billboard 200.
“Don’t Play That Song” reached #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Singles.
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” reached #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Singles.
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” won the GRAMMY® Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

Live At The Fillmore West is Aretha Franklin’s gold-certified masterpiece. The performance captured at the famous venue found Franklin interpreting popular hits and performing her trademark classics. Franklin opened this historic performance with a rendition of Otis Redding’s “Respect.” The album reached #7 on the Billboard 200 and includes the #1 hit R&B singles “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “Don’t Play That Song.” “Bridge Over Troubled Water” won Franklin a GRAMMY® for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

16Jul/17Off

Aretha Franklin – Yeah!!! In Person With Her Quartet (1965/2011) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Aretha Franklin – Yeah!!! In Person With Her Quartet (1965/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:14:43 minutes | 1,44 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

Yeah!!! (or Aretha Franklin In Person With Her Quartet) is the eighth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on May 17, 1965 by Columbia Records. Contrary to the overdubbed sounds of audience murmurs, the album was not a live album, but instead was recorded live at New York’s Columbia Studios and produced by Clyde Otis. This would be Franklin’s last collection of jazz recordings until the release of 1973’s Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky), released during her landmark tenure at Atlantic Records. An expanded version of the album that also contains the original session tracks without audience overdubs has been released on CD in the Columbia Box Set Take A Look: Aretha Franklin Complete On Columbia.
Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin’s church as a child. In 1960, at age 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as ‘Respect’, ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’ and ‘Think’. These hits and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade.

16Jul/17Off

Aretha Franklin – Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (1964/2011) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Aretha Franklin – Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (1964/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:02 minutes | 792 MB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington is the sixth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Released on February 18, 1964, by Columbia Records, The album is a tribute dedicated to the recently deceased singer Dinah Washington. The sessions were recorded in New York. A few tunes were cut with strings in order to bring out the essential ballad character of the songs (with the help of Bob Mersey’s arranging); most of the tracks, though, were made with the assistance of a small and sympathetic accompanying group for which Mersey supplied minimal written guidance.

16Jul/17Off

Aretha Franklin – The Queen In Waiting (2011) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Aretha Franklin – The Queen In Waiting (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 59:30 minutes | 1,02 MB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music, and indeed of American pop as a whole. More than any other performer, she epitomized soul at its most gospel-charged. The Queen in Waiting is Aretha Franklin’s 2002 compilation album featuring popular tracks “God Bless the Child”, “Skylark”, “Only the Lonely” and “Try a Little Tenderness”. The album includes Aretha’s last Columbia recordings produced by Bob Johnston, noted for his work during this period with Bob Dylan; and songs that Columbia “sweetened” with new musicians after Aretha left the label.

12May/17Off

Aretha Franklin – Young, Gifted And Black (1972/2012) [R&B, HDTracks, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: Aretha Franklin
Title: Young, Gifted And Black
Genre: R&B
Release Date: 1972/2012
Label: Rhino Atlantic
Duration: 44:44
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Chart History/Awards
-- Reached #2 on Billboard's Top R&B Albums.
-- "Day Dreaming" reached #1 on Billboard's Top R&B Singles.
-- "Brand New Me" reached #1 on Billboard's Top R&B Singles.
-- GRAMMY: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
-- Included on VH1's "Greatest Albums of All Time."

"...an extremely personal, beautiful record...controlled throughout by one sensibility, Miss Franklin's..." -- Rolling Stone