Aretha Franklin Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete On Columbia (12-CD Box Set)

Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete On Columbia
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Format: CD  (11 Discs)
Item:  SNYL 793131
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 11
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2011
  • Label: Sony Legacy

Entertainment Reviews:

Down Beat - p.71
5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's shocking how mature she sounded...particularly her boisterous sense of swing, incredible pitch, excellent phrasing and ebullient ad-libs..."
Paste (magazine) - "[A]n affectionately curated set featuring 11 discs of music that might as well be newly unearthed..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Won't Be Long
  • 2.Over The Rainbow
  • 3.Love Is The Only Thing
  • 4.Sweet Lover
  • 5.All Night Long
  • 6.Who Needs You?
  • 7.Right Now
  • 8.Are You Sure [From The Broadway Musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown]
  • 9.Maybe I'm A Fool
  • 10.It Ain't Necessarily So
  • 11.By Myself
  • 12.Today I Sing The Blues
  • 13.Are You Sure [Rehearsal] - (featuring Ray Bryant)
  • 14.Who Needs You? [Take 9] - (previously unreleased, take)
  • 15.Right Now [Take 1] - (previously unreleased, take, featuring Ray Bryant)
  • 16.Maybe I'm A Fool [Take 4] - (previously unreleased, take, featuring Ray Bryant)
  • 17.By Myself - (mono)
  • 18.Won't Be Long - (mono, featuring Ray Bryant)
  • 19.All Night Long - (mono, featuring Ray Bryant)
  • 20.Love Is The Only Thing - (mono)
  • 21.Right Now - (mono)
  • 22.Today I Sing The Blues - (mono)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.You Made Me Love You
  • 2.I Told You So
  • 3.Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
  • 4.Nobody Like You
  • 5.Exactly Like You
  • 6.It's So Heartbreakin'
  • 7.Rough Lover
  • 8.Blue Holiday
  • 9.Just For You
  • 10.That Lucky Old Sun
  • 11.I Surrender, Dear
  • 12.Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive
  • 13.Introduction to Hard Times
  • 14.Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)
  • 15.When They Ask About You
  • 16.Operation Heartbreak
  • 17.I Surrender Dear - (mono)
  • 18.Rough Lover - (mono)
  • 19.Kissin' By The Mistletoe - (mono)

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Don't Cry, Baby
  • 2.Try A Little Tenderness
  • 3.I Apologize
  • 4.Without The One You Love
  • 5.Look For The Silver Lining
  • 6.I'm Sitting On Top Of The World
  • 7.Just For A Thrill
  • 8.God Bless The Child
  • 9.I'm Wandering
  • 10.How Deep Is The Ocean
  • 11.I Don't Know You Anymore
  • 12.Lover Come Back To Me
  • 13.Trouble In Mind - (mono)
  • 14.Without The One You Love - (mono)
  • 15.Don't Cry, Baby - (mono)
  • 16.I'm Wandering - (mono)
  • 17.Try A Little Tenderness - (mono)
  • 18.I Apologize - (mono)
  • 19.Lover Come Back To Me - (mono)
  • 20.I Don't Know You Anymore - (mono)

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Skylark
  • 2.For All We Know
  • 3.Make Someone Happy
  • 4.I Wonder (Where Are You Tonight)
  • 5.Solitude
  • 6.Laughing On The Outside
  • 7.Say It Isn't So
  • 8.Until The Real Thing Comes Along
  • 9.If Ever I Would Leave You
  • 10.Where Are You?
  • 11.Mr. Ugly
  • 12.I Wanna Be Around
  • 13.Ol' Man River
  • 14.You've Got Her - (mono)
  • 15.Here's Where I Cam In (Here's Where I Walk Out) - (mono)
  • 16.Say It Isn't So - (mono)

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Here Today And Gone Tomorrow
  • 2.Please Answer Me
  • 3.Harbor Lights
  • 4.I May Never Get To Heaven
  • 5.Moon River
  • 6.I Won't Cry Anymore
  • 7.Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home
  • 8.My Little Brown Book
  • 9.Tiny Sparrow
  • 10.Johnny
  • 11.Looking Through A Tear
  • 12.Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home - (mono)
  • 13.Johnny - (mono)

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1.Unforgettable
  • 2.Cold, Cold Heart
  • 3.What A Diff'rence A Day Made
  • 4.Drinking Again
  • 5.Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning
  • 6.Evil Gal Blues
  • 7.Don't Say You're Sorry Again
  • 8.This Bitter Earth
  • 9.If I Should Lose You
  • 10.Soulville
  • 11.Lee Cross - (mono)

Tracks on Disc 7:

  • 1.I'll Keep On Smiling
  • 2.Shangri-La
  • 3.Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart
  • 4.People [From The Broadway Musical Funny Girl]
  • 5.A Mother's Love
  • 6.Friendly Presuasion (Thee I Love)
  • 7.But Beautiful
  • 8.That's Entertainment
  • 9.Take A Look
  • 10.(Ah, The Apple Trees) When The World Was Young
  • 11.Jim
  • 12.Sweet Bitter Love
  • 13.Only The Lonely
  • 14.My Coloring Book
  • 15.I Wish I Didn't Love You So
  • 16.People - (mono)
  • 17.Mother's Love, A - (mono)

Tracks on Disc 8:

  • 1.Mockingbird
  • 2.How Glad I Am
  • 3.Walk On By
  • 4.Every Little Bit Hurts
  • 5.Shoop Shoop Song, The (It's In His Kiss)
  • 6.You'll Lose A Good Thing
  • 7.I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face
  • 8.It's Just A Matter Of Time
  • 9.Runnin' Out Of Fools
  • 10.My Guy
  • 11.Two Sides Of Love
  • 12.One Room Paradise
  • 13.A General Market Advertisement From Columbia Records
  • 14.A Special Ad For Christmas
  • 15.Christmas Song, The (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) - (mono)
  • 16.Winter Wonderland - (mono)

Tracks on Disc 9:

  • 1.Follow Your Heart
  • 2.Only The One You Love
  • 3.One Step Ahead
  • 4.Can't You Just See Me
  • 5.How To Murder Your Wife [From The Motion Picture How To Murder Your Wife]
  • 6.A Little Bit Of Soul
  • 7.Cry Like A Baby
  • 8.Her Little Heart Went To Loveland
  • 9.Remember Me
  • 10.Land Of Dreams
  • 11.Little Miss Raggedy Ann
  • 12.Deeper
  • 13.I Still Can't Forget
  • 14.Rose Of Washington Square
  • 15.Take It Like You Give It - (mono)
  • 16.Follow Your Heart - (mono)
  • 17.Only The One You Love - (mono)
  • 18.One Step Ahead - (mono)
  • 19.How To Murder Your Wife - (mono)
  • 20.Little Bit Of Soul, A - (mono)
  • 21.Cry Like A Baby - (mono)
  • 22.Her Little Heart Went To Loveland - (mono)

Tracks on Disc 10:

  • 1.This Could Be The Start Of Something
  • 2.Once In a Lifetime [From The Broadway Musical Stop The World - I Want To Get Off]
  • 3.Misty
  • 4.More [From The Motion Picture Mondo Cane]
  • 5.There Is No Greater Love
  • 6.Muddy Water
  • 7.If I Had A Hammer
  • 8.Impossible
  • 9.Today I Love Ev'rybody
  • 10.Without The One You Love
  • 11.Trouble In Mind
  • 12.Love for Sale
  • 13.Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home
  • 14.Misty - (previously unreleased)
  • 15.Love For Sale - (previously unreleased)
  • 16.Once In A Lifetime - (previously unreleased)
  • 17.Today I Love Ev'rybody - (previously unreleased)
  • 18.Impossible - (previously unreleased)
  • 19.This Could Be The Start Of Something - (previously unreleased)
  • 20.More - (previously unreleased)
  • 21.There Is No Greater Love - (previously unreleased)
  • 22.If I Had A Hammer - (previously unreleased)
  • 23.Muddy Water - (previously unreleased)
  • 24.Without The One You Love - (previously unreleased)
  • 25.Trouble In Mind - (previously unreleased)

Tracks on Disc 11:

  • 1.Tighten Up Your Tie, Button Up Your Jacket (Make It For The Door) - (mono)
  • 2.(No, No) I'm Losing You
  • 3.Why Was I Born?
  • 4.Hands Off - (mono)
  • 5.Swanee
  • 6.You Made Me Love You
  • 7.Until You Were Gone - (mono)
  • 8.Mockingbird - (mono)
  • 9.Can't You Just See Me - (mono)
  • 10.Today I Sing The Blues - (mono)
  • 11.Walk On By
  • 12.One Room Paradise
  • 13.Every Little Bit Hurts
  • 14.Evil Gal Blues
  • 15.Rough Lover
  • 16.Trouble In Mind
  • 17.Without The One You Love
  • 18.Won't Be Long
  • 19.Take A Look
  • 20.Runnin' Out Of Fools
  • 21.Skylark

Tracks on Disc 12:

  • 1.Lover Come Back To Me
  • 2.Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
  • 3.Won't Be Long
  • 4.Skylark
  • 5.Evil Gal Blues

Product Description:

Tributee: Dinah Washington.
Liner Note Authors: Daphne Brooks; Leo Sacks; John Hammond, Sr. .
Photographers: Don Hunstein; Vernon Smith; Hank Parker; Sandy Speiser.
Arrangers: Bobby Scott ; J. Leslie McFarland; Richard Wess; Belford C. Hendricks; Robert Mersey.
Aretha Franklin has simply been one of the greatest singers of the modern generation, and whether bringing her powerful, passionate voice to bear on gospel standards, songs from the Great American Songbook, jazz standards, pop ditties, or deep Southern soul and R&B, she has always had the presence -- much like Ray Charles -- to make anything she touches unmistakably hers. Franklin began her career in gospel when she was still a teenager, and her amazing vocal talents, coupled with her fine piano playing, marked her as a once-in-a-lifetime kind of artist, qualities very apparent to legendary talent scout John Hammond, who signed her to Columbia Records. The problem Hammond and Columbia immediately ran into, though, was how to best present that spirited voice to the secular pop world. Between 1960 and 1969 (her first release for the label was actually in 1961), Columbia tried Franklin in a variety of styles and settings, and if none of them exactly caught fire the way her legendary later sides for Atlantic Records would, they still allowed Franklin to explore a lot of avenues, and she was too good a singer not to be at least memorable in all of them. This wonderful box set includes CDs of Franklin's seven full-length albums for the label, two CDs of her work with producers Bobby Scott (in 1963) and Clyde Otis (in 1964), a CD of singles produced by Bob Johnston, plus rarities that were sweetened and released after Franklin left Columbia for Atlantic and a DVD featuring Franklin performing several songs at the piano on The Steve Allen Show in 1964. It's a tremendous set, and it portrays an artist working her own way toward how to best present herself to the world. We all know she got there. ~ Steve Leggett

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