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Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music, and indeed of American pop as a whole. More than any other performer, she epitomized soul at its most gospel-charged. Her astonishing run of late-'60s hits with Atlantic Records--”Respect,” “I Never Loved a Man,” “Chain of Fools,” “Baby I Love You,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” “Think,” “The House That Jack Built,” and several others--earned her the title “Lady Soul,” which she has worn uncontested ever since. Yet as much of an international institution as she's become, much of her work--outside of her recordings for Atlantic in the late '60s and early '70s--is erratic and only fitfully inspired, making discretion a necessity when collecting her records....
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Featured recording “Rare And Unreleased Recordings From The Golden Reign Of The Queen Of Soul”

Rare And Unreleased Recordings From The Golden Reign Of The Queen Of Soul

Rhino Records
2007
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    Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete on Columbia

    Columbia Records
    2011
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    Unforgettable. A Tribute To Dinah Washington

    Hallmark Records
    2009
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    Sunday Morning Classics

    Hallmark Records
    2009
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    Jazz Moods 'Round Midnight

    Sony BMG Legacy
    2005
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    Collections

    Hallmark Records
    2005
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    The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin / Soft And...

    Hallmark Records
    2004
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    The Very Best Of Aretha Franklin - Respect

    Hallmark Records
    2003
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