Get It Right Aretha Franklin

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Label: Arista / Sony Music

Genre: R&B

Subgenre: Soul

Artist: Aretha Franklin

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  • 1Get It Right06:22
  • 2Pretender04:17
  • 3Every Girl (Wants My Guy)06:29
  • 4When You Love Me Like That03:47
  • 5I Wish it Would Rain04:40
  • 6Better Friends Than Lovers04:10
  • 7I Got Your Love05:30
  • 8Giving In04:38
  • Total Runtime39:53

Info for Get It Right

„Get It Right“ presents the '80s Aretha; the Aretha of "Jump to It," and "Freeway of Love." Having left behind the gritty soul and Gospel sounds of her early work as well as the discofied sounds of her late-'70s efforts, Franklin moved toward a funky, synth-oriented sound in the early-'80s. Though much of the rhythm and melody here is electronically derived, there's no lack of feeling in Franklin's performances. It's virtually impossible for Aretha to invest anything less than her all in a recording, and „Get It Right“ is no exception. Most of the songs here were written by Luther Vandross and Marcus Miller (the former produced and the latter contributed bass and keys), and while the approach is straight-ahead '80s pop/R&B, the delivery is all Aretha, eminently soulful.

Aretha Franklin, vocals
Doc Powell, guitar
Howard "Buzz" Feiten, guitar
Georg Wadenius, guitar
Teddy F. White, guitar
George Young, soprano saxophone
Nat Adderley Jr., keyboards
Marcus Miller, bass
Yogi Horton, drums
Paulinho Da Costa, bongos, congas, percussion
Steve Kroon, congas, triangle
Dave Carey, timpani
Michelle Cobbs, background vocals
Fonzi Thorton, background vocals
Luther Vandross, background vocals
Cissy Houston, background vocals
Myrna Smith, background vocals
Darlene Love, background vocals
Paulette McWilliams, background vocals
Sandra Richardson, background vocals
Brenda Corbett, background vocals
Margaret Branch, background vocals
Michael Lovesmith, background vocals
Danny Dedasual Smith, background vocals
Arron T. Smith, background vocals

Recorded at Mediasound, New York, New York and The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California
Engineered by Michael Christopher, Michael H. Brauer, Don Cuminale
Produced by Luther Vandross

Digitally remastered

Aretha Franklin
She is known the world over by her first name and as the undisputed, reigning 'Queen Of Soul,' Aretha Franklin is peerless. This 2005 recipient of a Presidential Medal Of Freedom honor (the U.S.A.'s highest honor), 17 Grammy Awards (and counting), a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Grammy Living Legend Award. She has received countless international and national awards and accolades. Aretha has achieved global recognition on an unprecedented scale. She has influenced generations of singers from Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole and Mary J. Blige to 'American Idol' winner Fantasia Burrino and Oscar- winning Jennifer Hudson. Her ever-distinctive soulful, to-the-bone vocal style has graced the music charts for over four decades and while her 'live' performances have touched the hearts of literally millions since she began her musical journey as a gospel-singing child prodigy, it is her rich legacy of recordings that are a testament to the power, majesty and genius of this one-of-a-kind artist of the first order.

Beyond the timeless classic hits such as 'Respect,' 'A Natural Woman,' 'Chain Of Fools,' 'Think,' 'Daydreaming' and 'Freeway Of Love' among the dozens of chart-topping records that have established her as a cultural icon, Aretha Franklin's catalog of over forty albums informs listeners of her unmatched, unparalleled artistry as an interpreter of song, bar none. Her elevation to 'royal' status is indeed not just a function of her hitmaking ability but of her unique inventiveness as a musician who fuses art and soul seamlessly. Indeed, it's often been said that Aretha could take 'happy birthday' and turn it into a veritable opus and while those who know her will testify to her culinary skills in the kitchen, it is her mastery as a musical chef that is evident on each and every one of those forty-plus albums, many of which have achieved gold and platinum status.

As is widely known, Aretha, born in Memphis, (reared in Buffalo but a longtime resident of Detroit,) began her personal musical journey singing at her much-revered father Reverend C.L. Franklin's New Bethel Baptist Church at a very young age. While she was unquestionably influenced by the presence of such gospel luminaries as Clara Ward (a strong influence), Mahalia Jackson and the Reverend James Cleveland in the Franklin household, it was secular performers such as Dinah Washington and Sam Cooke (also visitors to the Franklin residence) who helped shape Aretha's wide-ranging interest in popular music. Young Aretha also heard the doo-wop sounds of Nolan Strong and The Diablos, The Moonglows, The 5 Royales and The Satins as well as popular '50s hitmakers such as Johnny Ace, Little Willie John, Jackie Wilson, Big Maybelle and Little Esther on the radio.

Aretha's interest in a wide range of popular music became evident when she began her own recording career at Columbia Records, although it should be noted that her powerful, emotive style was first heard on a gospel recording made in 1956 with her father and released by Chess Records in the mid-'60s. With the support of her father, Aretha traveled to New York City in 1960 and after a demo which contained her version of a Helen Humes tune titled 'Today I Sing The Blues' made its way to the ears of executive John Hammond (responsible for signing such artists as Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith and Bob Dylan), Aretha was signed to Columbia in 1960. For more information please visit the Aretha Franklin homepage.

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