Runnin' Out of Fools (Remastered)
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||Mockingbird||Aretha Franklin||2:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||How Glad I Am||Aretha Franklin||2:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Walk On By||Aretha Franklin||2:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Every Little Bit Hurts||Aretha Franklin||2:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)||Aretha Franklin||2:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You'll Lose a Good Thing||Aretha Franklin||2:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face||Aretha Franklin||2:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||It's Just a Matter of Time||Aretha Franklin||3:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Runnin' Out of Fools||Aretha Franklin||2:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||My Guy||Aretha Franklin||3:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Two Sides of Love||Aretha Franklin||2:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||One Room Paradise||Aretha Franklin||2:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A General Market Advertisement from Columbia Records||Aretha Franklin||0:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Special Ad for Christmas||Aretha Franklin||0:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire)||Aretha Franklin||2:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Winter Wonderland||Aretha Franklin||2:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Before Aretha Franklin signed to Atlantic Records and altered the course of music in 1967, she had a career in her late teens and early 20s at Columbia Records. The label had made the Detroit daughter of a soul-stirring Baptist minister into a kind of uptown soul crooner. Columbia had trouble marketing her, but they paired her with many great arrangers and producers, including golden-eared Clyde Otis (Brooke Benton, Dinah Washington), who helmed this immaculately produced 1964 album. Choosing contemporary song covers to help her chances, Otis outfitted Franklin in girl-group pop, such as “The Shoop Shoop Song” and “My Guy.” (The latter was written by Aretha’s pal Smokey Robinson and was a No. 1 hit for Mary Wells that same year.) Franklin makes her “Mockingbird” the definitive one; her words coil around what becomes, in her hands, a gospel discourse on love, life, and motherhood. She pleads in Bacharach-David’s “Walk On By” with uncanny gentleness, and she kicks down doors on “One Room Paradise.” Otis had his finger on the national pop pulse, and what was an obvious grab for pop appeal then is an incredible album today.
The Voice Of Soul
This is the Aretha Franklin album to have of the Columbia years. Forget the holiday extras and simply enjoy The Queen showing us how it's done and done right. She has it all.
Born: March 25, 1942 in Memphis, TN
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s