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Aretha Franklin

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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Albums

Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete on Columbia
Take a Look: Aretha...
Columbia Records
2011
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Unforgettable. A...
Hallmark Records
2009
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Sunday Morning...
Hallmark Records
2009
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Rare And Unreleased Recordings From The Golden Reign Of The Queen Of...
Rare And Unreleased...
Rhino Records
2007
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Collections
Hallmark Records
2005
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Jazz Moods  'Round Midnight
Jazz Moods 'Round...
Sony BMG Legacy
2005
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