Queen of Soul" redirects here. For other uses, see Queen of Soul (disambiguation). By the end of the 1960s, Aretha Franklin had come to be known as "The Queen of Soul". Franklin continued to record acclaimed albums such as I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967), Lady Soul (1968), Spirit in the Dark (1970), Young, Gifted and Black (1972), Amazing Grace (1972), and Sparkle (1976) before experiencing problems with her record company. In January 1961, Columbia issued Franklin's first secular album, Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo. The album featured her first single to chart the Billboard Hot 100, "Won't Be Long", which also peaked at number 7 on the R&B chart. Mostly produced by Clyde Otis, Franklin's Columbia recordings saw her performing in diverse genres such as standards, vocal jazz, blues, doo-wop and rhythm and blues.
Dubbed the Queen of Soul in 1967, Franklin loomed over culture in several monumental ways. The daughter of a preacher man, she was born with one of pop’s most commanding and singular voices, one that could move from a sly, seductive purr to a commanding gospel roar. From early hits like I Never Loved a Man and Think up through later touchstones like Sisters Are Doin’ it for Themselves with Eurythmics, there was no mistaking Franklin’s colossal pipes. Franklin’s 1971 shows at San Francisco’s Fillmore West, immortalized on the live album Aretha Live at Fillmore West, were a visceral example of her crossover ability, but they weren’t a given success: I wasn’t sure how the hippies reacted to me, she later said. But in a sign of how she could easily cross musical fences, she blew away the counterculture crowd.
Aretha Franklin's recording career did not begin with her signing to Atlantic Records - she cut some fine gospel sides in the '50s, and in 1961 she signed with Columbia Records, who hoped to groom her into a jazz-leaning singer in the manner of Dinah Washington. Aretha Franklin's years at Atlantic brought her commercial success and a well-earned reputation as America's finest soul singer, and The Queen of Soul is a four-disc set that brings together 87 songs from Franklin's 1967-1979 tenure with the label.
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For June’s Summit Film Society screening, the Breck Film Fest is bringing the concert film of Aretha Franklin’s hit gospel album Amazing Grace to Breckenridge. The movie Amazing Grace brings never-before-seen footage of The Queen of Soul’s performance of the eponymous record at the. Aretha Franklin ~ The Queen of Soul.
Aretha Franklin - the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and known as the "Queen of Soul" for powerful anthems like "Respect" and "Chain of Fools" - died Thursday morning at her home in Detroit. She was 76. Franklin died of pancreatic cancer, the singer's publicist said in a statement issued by the family. Franklin released her first album, "Songs of Faith," in 1956, scoring regional hits with two gospel songs and occasionally touring with The Soul Stirrers, whose star was Sam Cooke. In 1960, Franklin followed Cooke into secular music, recording a handful of Top 10 hits on the R&B charts. It took seven years and a switch of labels, to Atlantic Records, however, for her career to fully blossom in 1967, beginning with "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)," which hit No. 1 on the R&B charts and was her first Top 10 pop single.
Aretha Franklin released her first album, Songs of Faith, in 1956. She would record more than 90 more during her long career, and earn the title The Queen of Soul. Photo: Detroit News archives). Detroit and the world continue to mourn the death of Aretha Franklin, who will be remembered and celebrated as being one of the greatest singers of all time. First known as Lady Soul during her Atlantic Records years in the early to mid-1960s, Franklin soon became the undisputed Queen of Soul after a string of hits beginning in 1967, starting with I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) and followed by Respect, Baby I Love You, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’ and Chain.
|1-1||Won't Be Long|
|1-3||It's So Heartbreakin'|
|1-5||Love Is The Only Thing|
|1-6||All Night Long|
|1-7||Maybe I'm A Fool|
|1-8||Just For You|
|1-9||Exactly Like You|
|1-10||(Blue) By Myself|
|1-11||Today I Sing The Blues|
|1-12||Just For A Thrill|
|1-13||Rock-A-Bye Baby With A Dixie Melody|
|1-14||It Ain't Necessarily So|
|1-15||You Made Me Love You|
|1-16||Try A Little Tenderness|
|1-17||Don't Cry Baby|
|1-18||That Lucky Old Sun|
|1-19||Nobody Like You|
|1-20||I Surrender Dear|
|2-3||Lover Come Back To Me|
|2-4||Without The One You Love|
|2-5||Are You Sure|
|2-7||How Deep Is The Ocean?|
|2-8||I'm Sitting On Top Of The World|
|2-10||Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive|
|2-11||Good Bless The Child|
|2-12||Who Needs You?|
|2-13||Look For The Silver Lining|
|2-14||Over The Rainbow|
|2-15||Yield Not To Temptation|
|2-16||I Don't Know Anymore|
|2-17||While The Blood Runs Warm|
|2-18||I Told You So|
|2-19||There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood|
|2-20||The Day Is Past And Gone|
Notes40 Original Recordings From The Legendary Queen Of Soul
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