Posts Tagged ‘Aretha Franklin’

Climbing Higher Mountains

March 22, 2020

“Climbing Higher Mountains,” written by Clara Ward, recorded by Aretha Franklin, with James Cleveland and The Southern California Community Choir, 1972. Ms. Franklin’s father, Rev. C.L. Franklin, recorded this song in 1950.

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Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2020

“Auld Lang Syne,” lyrics written by Robert Burns in 1788, set to a traditional tune, rendered in Gospel style by Aretha Franklin & Billy Preston in 1967.

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Ain’t No Way

May 25, 2019

“Ain’t No Way,” written by Carolyn Franklin, recorded by Aretha Franklin, 1968.

Aretha Franklin (lead vocal, piano); background vocals by Carolyn Franklin, Cissy Huston, and the Sweet Inspirations.

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There Is a Fountain Filled With Blood

December 16, 2018

“There Is a Fountain Filled With Blood,” lyrics written by William Cowper, recorded by 14-year-old Aretha Franklin, 1956.

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Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream

November 10, 2018

“Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream,” written by Aretha Franklin and recorded by her in 1967.

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Nobody Like You

October 28, 2018

“Nobody Like You,” written by James Cleveland, recorded by Aretha Franklin, 1962.

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Precious Lord Take My Hand

October 14, 2018

“Precious Lord Take My Hand,” written by Thomas A. Dorsey, recorded by 14-year-old Aretha Franklin, 1956.

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Won’t Be Long

October 13, 2018

“Won’t Be Long,” written by J. Leslie McFarland, performed by Aretha Franklin on the Steve Allen Show, 1964. Ms. Franklin’s studio version of the tune was released in 1962.

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Ain’t No Way

October 6, 2018

“Ain’t No Way,” written by Carolyn Franklin and recorded by her older sister Aretha Franklin in 1968.

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Do Right Woman, Do Right Man

July 7, 2018

“Do Right Woman, Do Right Man” written by Chips Moman and Dan Penn, recorded by Aretha Franklin in 1967. Ms. Franklin played piano on the session and her sisters Carolyn and Irma sang backup.

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