I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You

I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You

by Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin


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Though it is almost impossible to choose one disc that best represents Aretha Franklin's legacy, I NEVER LOVED A MAN THE WAY I LOVE YOU is arguably as fine an album as the Queen of Soul ever lent her regal presence to. Released in 1967, it marked the beginning of her famously fruitful tenure at Atlantic Records, during which -- with the help of the legendary team of producer Jerry Wexler, arranger Arif Mardin, and engineer Tom Dowd -- Franklin helped redefine popular R&B music, emphasizing a raw intensity rooted in gospel and blues. The album's best-known song is Franklin's incendiary cover of Otis Redding's "Respect," but the unapologetically sensuous title track, the like-minded "Dr. Feelgood," and the ardent "Do Right Woman -- Do Right Man" amply display the peerless technical and emotional authority of Franklin's fluid, fervid mezzo-soprano. This is the mother of all soul-diva recordings.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/20/1995
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0081227193423
catalogNumber: 71934

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aretha Franklin   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
King Curtis   Tenor Saxophone
Carolyn Franklin   Background Vocals
Willie Bridges   Baritone Saxophone
Charles Chalmers   Tenor Saxophone
Gene Chrisman   Drums
Tommy Cogbill   Bass
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar
Melvin Lastie   Trumpet,Cornet
Chips Moman   Guitar
Dewey Oldham   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Sam Cooke   Composer
Aretha Franklin   Composer
King Curtis   Composer
Carolyn Franklin   Composer
Tom Dowd   Engineer
Henry Glover   Composer
Arif Mardin   Engineer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Jerry Wesler   Producer
Luther Dixon   Composer
Curtis Ousley   Composer
Ted White   Composer

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