Personnel: Aretha Franklin (vocals); Doc Powell, Georg Wadenius, Teddy F. White (guitar); George Young (soprano saxophone); Nat Adderley Jr. (keyboards); Marcus Miller (bass); Yogi Horton (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (bongos, congas, percussion); Steve Kroon (congas, triangle); Dave Carey (timpani); Tawatha Agee, Yvonne Lewis, Phillip Ballou, Brenda White, Michelle
Cobbs, Fonzi Thorton, Luther Vandross, Cissy Houston, Myrna Smith, Darlene Love, Paulette McWilliams, Sandra Richardson, Brenda Corbett, Margaret Branch (background vocals).
The Smith Connection: Michael Lovesmith, Danny Dedasual Smith, Arron T. Smith (background vocals).
Reissue producer: Nedra Olds-Neal.
Recorded at Mediasound, New York, New York and The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California.
Digitally remastered by James P. Nichols (RCA Recording Studios, New York, New York).
Personnel: Aretha Franklin (vocals, piano, background vocals); Doc Powell, Teddy White, Georg "Jojje" Wadenius, Howard "Buzz" Feiten (guitar); Paulette McWilliams (viola da gamba, background vocals); Barry Finclair, Homer Mensch, Lamar Alsop, Lewis Eley, Kathryn Kienke, Julien Barber, Jonathan Abramowitz, Winterton Garvey, Marilyn Wright, Joseph Rabushka, The Manny Vardi Strings, Richard Young, Regis Landiorio, Judy Geist, Jean R. Dane, Sue Prey, John Pintavalle, Harry Zaratzian, John Beal, Alfred Brown , Sanford Allen, Elena Barere, Harold Kohon, Jesse Levy, Kermit Moore, Margaret Ross , Jan Mullen (strings); George Young (soprano saxophone, horns); James Pugh, John Clark , Gregory Williams , Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff, Lou Marini, Ronnie Cuber, Tom "Bones" Malone, Peter Gordon (horns); Nat Adderley, Jr. (keyboards); Marcus Miller (synthesizer); David Friedman (vibraphone); Yogi Horton (drums); Steve Kroon (congas, triangle); Paulinho Da Costa (congas, percussion); Dave Carey (timbales); Cissy Houston, Brenda White, Myrna Smith, Darlene Love, Fonzi Thronton, Phillip Ballou, The Smith Connection, Sandra Richardso, Brenda Corbett, Luther Vandross, Michael Lovesmith, Tawatha Agee, Margaret Branch, Michelle Cobbs (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Michael Brauer.
Recording information: Mediasound, New York, NY; Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA; United Sound, Detroit, MI.
GET IT RIGHT presents the '80s Aretha; the Aretha of "Jump to It," and "Freeway of Love." Having left behind the gritty soul and Gospel sounds of her early work as well as the discofied sounds of her late-'70s efforts, Franklin moved toward a funky, synth-oriented sound in the early-'80s. Though much of the rhythm and melody here is electronically derived, there's no lack of feeling in Franklin's performances. It's virtually impossible for Aretha to invest anything less than her all in a recording, and GET IT RIGHT is no exception. Most of the songs here were written by Luther Vandross and Marcus Miller (the former produced and the latter contributed bass and keys), and while the approach is straight-ahead '80s pop/R&B, the delivery is all Aretha, eminently soulful.