Great American Songbook CD (2011)

Artist: Aretha Franklin

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Specifications

Label Arista Records/sbme
SKU 219425082
UPC 886978346827
UPC 14 00886978346827
Format CD
Release Date 2/1/2011
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Author Aretha Franklin
Associated Artist/Work Eurythmics
Associated Artist/Work Franklin, C.L., Rev.
Associated Artist/Work Franklin, Rev. C.L.
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Redding, Otis
Technical Info
Engineer Cliff Morris; Stanley Tonkel; Frank Laico; Fred Plaut; Harold Chapman; George Knoor; Robert Waller; Roy Halee; Ted Brosnan
Producer Leo Sacks; Anthony Heilbut
CatalogID 88697834682
Lable Name Columbia (USA)
Released 02/01/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 57m : 41s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00886978346827
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Chauncey Westbrook (guitar); Warren Lucky, Al Sears, Buddy Lucas (tenor saxophone); Ernie Royal (trumpet); Robert Ascher, Al Grey (trombone); Ernie Hayes (piano, organ); Teddy Harris, Ray Bryant, Tommy Flanagan (piano); Gary Chester , Sticks Evans, Jimmy Cobb , Hindel Butts (drums).
Liner Note Author: Anthony Heilbut.
Recording information: Columbia Recording Studios, New York, NY (01/10/1961); Columbia Recording Studios, New York, NY (01/25/1962); Columbia Recording Studios, New York, NY (02/07/1964); Columbia Recording Studios, New York, NY (02/10/1964); Columbia Recording Studios, New York, NY (02/10/1965); Columbia Recording Studios, New York, NY (04/17/1963); Columbia Recording Studios, New York, NY (04/27/1962); Columbia Recording Studios, New York, NY (05/03/1962); Columbia Recording Studios, New York, NY (05/11/1962); Columbia Recording Studios, New York, NY (06/12/1963); Columbia Recording Studios, New York, NY (07/16/1964); Columbia Recording Studios, New York, NY (08/16/1961); Columbia Recording Studios, New York, NY (10/06/1964); Columbia Recording Studios, New York, NY (10/11/1963); Columbia Recording Studios, New York, NY (12/19/1960); Columbia Recording Studios, New York, NY (12/21/1961).
Photographers: Don Hunstein; Vernon Smith; Hank Parker; Sandy Speiser.
Legacy released this 18-track disc less than two months prior to the 11-CD/one-DVD Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete on Columbia. In a sense, The Great American Songbook is nothing more than a box-set sampler, but it shall remain an excellent overview of Franklin's overlooked (or willfully ignored) early-`60s releases, which were heavy on interpretations of songs written by the likes of Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer, George and Ira Gershwin, Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn, and Irving Berlin. While she had not fully blossomed and was years away from the gutsier material of her commercial peak -- only "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody" scratched the Top 40 -- her voice was nonetheless supremely expressive, rooted in her gospel upbringing and drenched in soul. She was no mere stylist; when she sings "Ooh, honey, I'd like to really melt your cold, cold heart," there is as much fire as there is in any given line of "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman." Even the earliest cuts here, taken from late 1960 and early 1961 sessions with the Ray Bryant Combo, are soul through and through. (Note for fanatics: the mixes of "Trouble in Mind" and "Love for Sale" eliminate the fabricated crowd noise heard on Yeah!!!.) ~ Andy Kellman
Disc 1
1 Little Brown Book
2 Trouble in Mind - (previously unreleased)
3 Try a Little Tenderness
4 It Ain't Necessarily So
5 How Deep is the Ocean
6 Cold, Cold Heart
7 Love for Sale - (previously unreleased)
8 How Glad I Am
9 Skylark
10 This Bitter Earth
11 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
12 What a Diff'rence a Day Made
13 Only the Lonely
14 Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody
15 God Bless the Child
16 Say It Isn't So
17 Are You Sure
18 That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)
Product Attributes
Artist Franklin,Aretha
Label Arista Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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