Friday, August 16, 2019

Aretha Franklin - Aretha's Complete US Singles 1957-87


Posted on a private forum one year ago.............

When I heard the awful news about the QUEEN Of Soul being in hospice, I decided to begin to pull together this retrospective. This is all of her USA singles per 45Cat, @320 and tagged with original labels/sleeves. This is part one of a multi-part post: from 57 to 71. Later volumes to come as I get them completed. This is the complete story of Aretha just as it happened. If I had them, I used original single mixes/edits whenever possible

Each track is label tagged too!
CKR=Checker
COL= Columbia
ATL= Atlantic
ARI+ Arista

Vol 1 (1957-62)
1 Never Grow Old [4-57] (CKR) 2:55
2 You Grow Closer [4-57] (CKR) 2:43
3 Precious Lord (Take My Hand) (Part One) [1-60] (CKR) 3:23
4 Precious Lord (Take My Hand) (Part Two) [1-60] (CKR) 2:51
5 Today I Sing The Blues (Mono) [9-60] (COL) 2:48
6 Love Is The Only Thing (Mono) [9-60] (COL) 2:45
7 Won't Be Long (Mono) [12-60] (COL) 2:59
8 Right Now (Mono) [12-60] (COL) 2:24
9 Are You Sure [4-61] (COL) 2:44
10 Maybe I'm A Fool [4-61] (COL) 3:20
11 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody [9-61] (COL) 2:26
12 Operation Heartbreak [9-61] (COL) 3:01
13 All Night Long (Mono) [10-61] (COL) 3:08
14 Sweet Lover [10-61] (COL) 3:26
15 Who Needs You [10-61] (COL) 2:50
16 Right Now [10-61] (COL) 2:27
17 It Ain't Necessarily So [10-61] (COL) 2:57
18 I Surrender, Dear (Mono) [1-62] (COL) 2:48
19 Rough Lover (Mono) [1-62] (COL) 2:49
20 Don't Cry, Baby (Mono) [6-62] (COL) 3:16
21 Without The One You Love (Mono) [6-62] (COL) 2:48
22 Try A Little Tenderness (Mono) [8-62] (COL) 3:16
23 Just For A Thrill [8-62] (COL) 2:35
24 Trouble In Mind (Mono) [11-62] (COL) 2:16
25 God Bless The Child [11-62] (COL) 3:06
26 Kissin' By The Mistletoe (Mono) [1963] (COL) 2:23
27 Johnny (Mono) [1963] (COL) 3:00

Vol 2 (1963-66)
28 Say It Isn't So (Mono) [5-63] (COL) 3:08
29 Here's Where I Came In (Here's Where I Walk Out) (Mono) [5-63] (COL) 2:38
30 Skylark [9-63] (COL) 2:56
31 You've Got Her (Mono) [9-63] (COL) 3:07
32 Unforgettable [3-64] (COL) 3:45
33 Evil Gal Blues [3-64] (COL) 2:45
34 Soulville [3-64] (COL) 2:24
35 Runnin' Out Of Fools [8-64] (COL) 2:37
36 It's Just A Matter Of Time [8-64] (COL) 3:01
37 Winter Wonderland (Mono) [11-64] (COL) 2:12
38 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) (Mono) [11-64] (COL) 2:55
39 Can't You Just See Me [1-65] (COL) 2:08
40 Little Miss Raggedy Ann [1-65] (COL) 2:14
41 One Step Ahead (Mono) [3-65] (COL) 2:29
42 I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face [3-65] (COL) 2:47
43 Sweet Bitter Love [6-65] (COL)V 3:00
44 (No No) I'm Not Losing You [6-65] (COL) 3:10
45 You Made Me Love You [11-65] (COL) 2:34
46 There Is No Greater Love (Live) [11-65] (COL) 4:41
47 Tighten Up Your Tie, Button Up Your Jacket (Make It For The Door) (Mono) [1-66] (COL) 1:58
48 Hands Off (Mono) [1-66] (COL) 2:14
49 Until You Were Gone (Mono) [5-66] (COL) 3:08
50 Swanee [5-66] (COL) 2:25
51 Cry Like A Baby (Mono) [9-66] (COL) 2:08

Volumes 01-02

Vol 3 (1967-68 )
52 I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) (Mono) [2-67] (ATL) 2:52
53 Do Right Woman - Do Right Man (Mono) [2-67] (ATL) 3:16
54 Respect (Mono) [4-67] (ATL) 2:25
55 Dr. Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business) (Mono) [4-67] (ATL) 3:23
56 Lee Cross (Mono) [5-67] (COL) 3:05
57 Baby, I Love You [7-67] (ATL) 2:44
58 Going Down Slow [7-67] (ATL) 4:30
59 Take A Look [8-67] (COL) 2:42
60 Follow Your Heart (Mono) [8-67] (COL) 2:28
61 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Mono) [9-67] (ATL) 2:46
62 Baby, Baby, Baby [9-67] (ATL) 2:55
63 Mockingbird (Overdubbed Mono Version) [9-67] (COL) 2:37
64 A Mother's Love (Mono) [9-67] (COL) 2:31
65 Chain Of Fools [11-67] (ATL) 2:46
66 Prove It [11-67] (ATL) 2:58
67 If Ever I Would Leave You (B-Side) [1-68] (COL) 4:10
68 Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby) (Mono Single) [2-68] (ATL) 2:25
69 Ain't No Way (Mono Single) [2-68] (ATL) 4:13
70 Think [5-68] (ATL) 2:17
71 You Send Me [5-68] (ATL) 2:26
72 The House That Jack Built [8-68] (ATL) 2:19
73 I Say A Little Prayer [8-68] (ATL) 3:33
74 See Saw [11-68] (ATL) 2:43
75 My Song [11-68] (ATL) 3:29
76 Tracks Of My Tears [2-69] (ATL) 2:54
77 This Girl's In Love With You [2-69] (ATL) 3:59

Vol 4 (1969-71)
78 The Weight [2-69] (ATL) 2:58
79 I Can't See Myself Leaving You [4-69] (ATL) 3:01
80 Gentle On My Mind [4-69] (ATL) 2:26
81 Jim [4-69] (COL) 2:30
82 Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love) [4-69] (COL) 2:18
83 Share Your Love With Me [7-69] (ATL) 3:19
84 Pledging My Love/The Clock (Single B-Side) [7-69] (ATL) 4:12
85 Today I Sing The Blues (Mono Overdubbed Version) [9-69] (COL) 2:48
86 People (Mono) [9-69] (COL) 4:23
87 Eleanor Rigby [10-69] (ATL) 2:37
88 It Ain't Fair [10-69] (ATL) 3:20
89 Call Me [1-70] (ATL) 3:55
90 Son Of A Preacher Man [1-70] (ATL) 1:42
91 Spirit In The Dark [4-70] (ATL) 4:01
92 The Thrill Is Gone (From Yesterday's Kiss) [4-70] (ATL) 4:40
93 Don't Play That Song [7-70] (ATL) 3:00
94 Let It Be [7-70] (ATL) 3:31
95 Border Song (Holy Moses) [10-70] (ATL) 3:19
96 You And Me [10-70] (ATL) 3:31
97 You're All I Need To Get By [3-71] (ATL) 3:35
98 Pullin' [3-71] (ATL) 3:35
99 A Brand New Me [3-71] (ATL) 4:26
100 Bridge Over Troubled Water [3-71] (ATL)

Volumes 03-04

Here's part two, continuing the story with five volumes more. These are @ 320 but some of her late Atlantic singles here scarce, so the sound quality will suffer a bit. Spinning this set now, I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out. Here's to the Queen of Soul. (I'm thinking of sending this to an acquaintance who works at Rhino. (Note: I didn't) There should be something more than the usual greatest hits packages. Her body of work is amazingly good. It has been my loss that some of these singles were new to me.

Vol 05 (1971-74)
101 Spanish Harlem [7-71] (ATL) 3:31
102 Lean On Me (Single B-Side) [7-71] (ATL) 4:37
103 Rock Steady [10-71] (ATL) 3:14
104 Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool For You Baby) [10-71] (ATL) 3:42
105 Daydreaming [2-72] (ATL) 4:00
106 I've Been Loving You Too Long [2-72] (ATL) 3:37
107 All The King's Horses [5-72] (ATL) 3:56
108 April Fools [5-72] (ATL) 3:30
109 Wholy Holy (Single Edit) [8-72] (ATL) 2:51
110 Give Yourself To Jesus [2-72] (ATL) 5:18
111 Master Of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes) [1-73] (ATL) 3:25
112 Moody's Mood For Love [1-73] (ATL) 2:58
113 Angel [7-73] (ATL) 4:27
114 Sister From Texas [7-73] (ATL) 3:11
115 Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) [11-73] (ATL) 3:29
116 If You Don't Think [11-73] (ATL) 3:54
117 I'm In Love [3-74] (ATL) 2:51
118 Oh Baby [3-74] (ATL) 5:00
119 Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing [8-74] (ATL) 3:50
120 Eight Days On The Road [8-74] (ATL) 3:04

Vol 06 (1974-77) (All Atlantic)
121 Without Love [11-74] 3:49
122 Don't Go Breaking My Hear [11-74] 4:10
123 With Everything I Feel In Me [2-75] 3:55
124 Sing It Again - Say It Again [2-75] 4:07
125 Mr. D.J. (5 For The D.J.) [8-75] 4:26
126 As Long As You Are There [8-75] 3:39
127 You [1-76] 4:37
128 Without You [1-76] 5:09
129 Something He Can Feel [5-76] 6:22
130 Loving You Baby [5-76] 3:49
131 Jump [9-76] 2:20
132 Hooked On Your Love [9-76] 5:01
133 Look Into Your Heart [12-76] 4:05
134 Rock With Me [12-76] 3:12
135 Break It To Me Gently [4-77] 3:21
136 Meadows Of Springtime [4-77] 5:22
137 When I Think About You [8-77] 4:48
138 Touch Me Up [8-77] 4:41

Vol 07 (1978-81)
139 Almighty Fire (Woman Of The Future) [4-78] (ATL) 4:32
140 I'm Your Speed [4-78] (ATL) 3:40
141 More Than Just A Joy [7-78] (ATL) 3:09
142 This You Can Believe [7-78] (ATL) 4:44
143 Ladies Only [7-79] (ATL) 5:12
144 What If I Should Ever Need You [7-79] (ATL) 3:21
145 Half A Love [11-79] (ATL) 5:28
146 Only Star [11-79] (ATL) 4:50
147 United Together [12-80] (ARI) 5:02
148 Take Me With You [12-80] (ARI) 4:04
149 What A Fool Believes [2-81] (ARI) 5:12
150 Love Me Forever [2-81] (ARI) 3:32
151 Come To Me [4-81] (ARI) 3:42
152 School Days [4-81] (ARI) 4:58
153 Love All The Hurt Away (With George Benson) [8-81] (ARI) 4:13
154 Whole Lot Of Me [8-81] (ARI) 3:26
155 It's My Turn [11-81] (ARI) 5:31
156 Kind Of Man [11-81] (ARI) 4:20

Volumes 05-06-07

Vol 08 (1982-85)
157 Livin' In The Streets [3-82] (ARI) 3:55
158 There's A Star For Everyone [3-82] (ARI) 4:28
159 Jump To It [6-82] (ARI) 6:41
160 Just My Daydream [6-82] (ARI) 5:55
161 Love Me Right [11-82] (ARI) 4:09
162 (It's Just) Your Love [6-82] (ARI) 4:50
163 This Is For Real [3-83] (ARI) 4:50
164 I Wanna Make It Up To You [3-83] (ARI) 6:42
165 Get It Right [6-83] (ARI) 4:14
166 Giving In [6-83] (ARI) 4:38
167 Every Girl (Wants My Guy) [9-83] (ARI) 6:33
168 I Got Your Love [9-83] (ARI) 5:31
169 Freeway Of Love [6-85] (ARI) 5:51
170 Until You Say You Love Me [6-85] (ARI) 4:53

Vol 09 (1985-87)
171 Who's Zooming Who? [9-85] 4:42
172 Sweet Bitter Love [9-85] 5:11
173 Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves (With Eurythmics) [10-85] 4:31
174 Ain't Nobody Ever Loved You [1986] 4:52
175 Push [1986] 5:34
176 Another Night [1-86] 4:29
177 Jumpin' Jack Flash [9-86] 5:03
178 Integrity [9-86] 5:37
179 Jimmy Lee [11-86] 5:48
180 An Angel Cries [11-86] 5:04
181 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (With George Michael) [2-87] 4:02
182 Rock-a-Lott [3-87] 6:22
183 Look To the Rainbow [3-87] 5:13
184 If You Need My Love Tonight [8-87] 4:34
185 He'll Come Along [8-87] 4:13

Volumes 08-09

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say a huge thanks in particular for the Aretha - a superb collection and excellent project on your part, but also the other compilations too. This must take a great deal of time on your part and I just wanted to let you know that its very much appreciated!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this incredible Aretha collection!

Anonymous said...


merci
RV

Jim said...

Great body of work. Aretha - sadly missed but great musical memories. Thanks

Earthbound said...

Thank you so much for this. There is more bluesy stuff from Columbia than I remember. Perhaps some of these tracks never made it onto an album? Also track 28 (first track of volume 2) is misnamed. It is not "Here's Where I Came In (Here's Where I Walk Out)". The track is actually named, "For All We Know". I only know this because Nina Simone did a great version of the song.

Dave said...

Earthbound may be onto something: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmcMQ-mvtuw

I don't say that to take away from your amazing work, BF! I love what you do and am grateful!

Little Bill said...

Many many thanks for what you are doing here, incredible work!

Dave said...

Thanks so much! I have almost all of her albums from this time, but to hear the single mixes is a real pleasure - plus the really early stuff. Thank you!

Dave said...

Also - to have so many of them in MONO! Thanks so much!!

Anonymous said...

thank you! thank you! thank you!

govango said...

As always your work is amazing. Thank you

BlankFrank said...

@ Earthbound - Thanks, I'll research and get it corrected today!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Beautiful!! Aretha is the greatest ever... a thousand thanks for this heavenly music!

Stuffy from Sweden

BlankFrank said...

@ Earthbound now corrected. I also flipped the tracks to reflect the actual "A" and "B" Sides Thank you SO MUCH for pointing this out!

imnokid said...

Fantastic idea. Thanx.

Aussie said...

GOOD ONE THANK YOU - AUSSIE

zipper said...

Incredible collection Frank...many thanks.

anugrah singh said...

very nice post sir

If you're going to San Francisco said...

Amazing work! Not only here, but the Stones and KHJ sets, among others. Thank you muchly.

Anonymous said...

This was amazing to listen to, but there's one more error. You've Got Her (track 31) is the proper B-Side to Skylark, but the song you have listed as that is Laughing on the Outside.

Thanks so much!

Unknown said...

Re upload please. Thanx

Jay Mucci said...

These links are dead. Any chance of reposting? Thanks!!!