Aretha Franklin Live in Cologne May ‘68 CD

Aretha Franklin Live in Cologne May ‘68 CD

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  1. Play In
  2. You Are My Sunshine
  3. Satisfaction
  4. Night Life
  5. A Natural Woman
  6. Baby I Love You
  7. Feelgood
  8. Since You’ve Been Gone
  9. Good To Me As I Am To You
  10. I Never Loved A Man
  11. Chain Of Fools
  12. Soul Serenade
  13. Respect
  14. Play Out
  15. Interview

May 17, 1968, Swing In, WDR Studio Cologne

Aretha Franklin, piano, vocal;

Backing Vocals: Carolyn Franklin, Wyline Ivy, Charnessa Jones

Baritone Saxophone: David Squire

Trumpet: Donald Townes (conductor), Russell Conway, Ron Jackson, Little John Wilson

Trombone: Rene Pitts

Tenor Saxophone: Donald Waldon, Miller Brisker

Piano: Gary Illingworth

Guitar: Jerry Weaver

Bass Guitar: Rodderick Hicks,

Drums: George Davidson

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When Aretha Franklin passed away on August 16, 2018 we lost the Queen of Soul, acknowledged as the foremost female singer of her generation, someone who sold over 75 million records in her glittering career. The sadness that so many soul fans felt at that time was most acute knowing that we would never hear her beautiful voice on any new recordings. So it is with great pleasure that we present a live set from Aretha never before heard on a commercial CD. And it is with pride that we can say that the recordings, made in a TV studio in Cologne during her first European tour in 1968, are smack in the middle of soul’s Golden Age. The musical quality – the great artist at her peak – is so high that this issue can only enhance her reputation. This is prime Aretha Franklin – and soul music doesn’t get much better than this. Notes by John Ridley

You Are My Sunshine… is an extraordinary performance of true vocal greatness – but then again, the same could be said for every track on the album.

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