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Classic Album Sundays: Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You & Lady Soul


Founded by radio host, music producer, label owner and journalist, Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy, Classic Album Sundays allows listeners to fully immerse themselves into an album by exploring its context, the making of and a full replay of the album on vinyl. This month’s albums are Aretha Franklin’s ‘I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You’ and ‘Lady Soul’.

“We are kicking off 2019 with a special double bill in tribute to the first Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. We will be featuring full album playbacks of both I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You & Lady Soul.

While the inclusion of “Respect”, one of the truly seminal singles in pop history, is in and of itself sufficient to earn I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You classic status, Aretha Franklin’s Atlantic label debut is an indisputable masterpiece from start to finish. Much of the credit is due to producer Jerry Wexler, who finally unleashed the soulful intensity so long kept under wraps during her Columbia tenure; assembling a crack Muscle Shoals backing band along with an abundance of impeccable material, Wexler creates the ideal setting to allow Aretha to ascend to the throne of Queen of Soul, and she responds with the strongest performances of her career.

Lady Soul is the twelfth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on January 22, 1968, by Atlantic Records.

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.”

Listen now Tracklist

Smokey Robinson Eulogy
Aretha Franklin – Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream [Atlantic]
Aretha Franklin – Respect [Atlantic]
Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You [Atlantic]
Aretha Franklin – Won’t Be Long [Columbia Records]
Aretha Franklin – Skylark [Columbia Records]
Aretha Franklin – Baby, Baby, Baby [Atlantic]
Aretha Franklin – Good Times [Atlantic]
Aretha Franklin – This Bitter Earth [Columbia Records]
Mahalia Jackson – Oh Lord Is It I? [Traditional Line]
Aretha Franklin – A Change Is Gonna Come [Atlantic]
Aretha Franklin – Wholy Holy [Atlantic]
Aretha Franklin – Drown In My Own Tears [Atlantic]
Aretha Franklin – Tears [Atlantic]
Aretha Franklin – Come Back Baby [Atlantic]
Aretha Franklin – Niki Hoeky [Atlantic]
Aretha Franklin – This Girl’s In Love With You [Atlantic]
Aretha Franklin – Chain Of Fools [Atlantic]
Aretha Franklin – Groovin’ [Atlantic]
Aretha Franklin – People Get Ready [Atlantic]
Aretha Franklin – Money Won’t Change You [Atlantic]
Aretha Franklin – Ain’t No Way [Atlantic]
Aretha Franklin – (You Make Me Fee Like) A Natural Woman [Atlantic]
Aretha Franklin – Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand) [Rhino Atlantic]

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