11 Songs, 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With this 1967 album, soul music got a most deserving queen. Franklin’s earthshaking vocal performance and the feel-it-in-your-knees groove on “Respect” transform an Otis Redding number into a women’s rights anthem that demands dancing. Meanwhile, the title track takes her glorious gospel performance and injects it with a shot of steamy soul, courtesy of The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. And when Aretha wails on Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come,” you know she speaks the truth.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With this 1967 album, soul music got a most deserving queen. Franklin’s earthshaking vocal performance and the feel-it-in-your-knees groove on “Respect” transform an Otis Redding number into a women’s rights anthem that demands dancing. Meanwhile, the title track takes her glorious gospel performance and injects it with a shot of steamy soul, courtesy of The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. And when Aretha wails on Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come,” you know she speaks the truth.

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