Aretha Franklin The Electrifying Aretha Franklin on 180g Import LP
Aretha Franklin's second release for Columbia, 1962's The Electrifying Aretha Franklin, still found the label unsure as to how to promote the singer, although this album was certainly a step in the right direction. Producer John Hammond creates something of an intimate atmosphere in the studio and Aretha's voice towers above the material, as strong and as powerful then as it would become later in the decade. Tracks like "You Made Me Love You" may be standards, but they are not standard Aretha Franklin, yet she manages to breathe life into each and every song. The Electrifying Aretha Franklin won Aretha top honors in DownBeat magazine's prestigious listeners' poll, setting the stage for her ascendance as the Queen of Soul at Atlantic Records. One can easily hear her divinely inspired soul fire, interpretative grace and vocal sophistication already fully formed here. Mastered from the original analog tapes.
Aretha Franklin The Electrifying Aretha Franklin Track Listing:
1. You Made Me Love You
2. I Told You So
3. Rock-a-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody
4. Nobody Like You
5. Exactly Like You
6. It's So Heartbreakin'
7. Rough Lover
8. Blue Holiday
9. Just for You
10. That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)
11. I Surrender, Dear
12. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive