Saturday, October 16, 2021

Aretha Franklin - Soul '69 (1969)

Aretha Franklin - Soul '69 (1969)


Tracklist front / back album covers


Side one

1. "Ramblin'"   3:10

2. "Today I Sing the Blues"   4:25

3. "River's Invitation"   2:40

4. "Pitiful"   3:04

5. "Crazy He Calls Me"   3:28

6. "Bring It On Home to Me"   3:45


Side two

7. "Tracks of My Tears"   2:56

8. "If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody"   3:08

9. "Gentle on My Mind"   2:28

10. "So Long"   4:36

11. "I'll Never Be Free"   4:15

12. "Elusive Butterfly"   2:45



Aretha Franklin Band Members / Musicians

Aretha Franklin – vocals, piano (2,7,9)

Junior Mance – piano (1, 3-6, 8-11)

Spooner Oldham – organ (2,7)

Joe Zawinul – organ (5), piano, Fender Rhodes (6,12)

Kenny Burrell – guitar (1, 3-6, 8-11)

Jimmy Johnson – guitar (2,7)

Ron Carter – bass guitar (1, 3-6, 8-12)

Jerry Jemmott – bass guitar (2,7)

Tommy Cogbill – bass guitar (2,7)

Bruno Carr – drums (1, 3-6, 8,9, 12)

Roger Hawkins – drums (2,7)

Grady Tate – drums (10,11)

Jack Jennings – vibraphone (5,7,9,12)

Louie Goicdecha, Manuel Gonzales – percussion (5,7,12)

David Newman – tenor saxophone, flute

King Curtis, Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone

George Dorsey, Frank Wess – alto saxophone

Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone

Joe Newman, Bernie Glow, Richard Williams, Snooky Young, Ernie Royal – trumpet

Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Benny Powell, Thomas Mitchell – trombone

Evelyn Greene, Wyline Ivy - backing vocals

Produced by Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd

Arrangements by Arif Mardin




Soul '69 is the 14th studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin released in 1969 by Atlantic Records, the album features covered material. The album charted at number 1 on Billboard's R&B albums chart and at number 15 on Billboard's Top Albums, but launched two largely unsuccessful singles, "Tracks of My Tears", which reached number 21 on "Black Singles" and number 71 on "Pop Singles", and "Gentle on My Mind", which charted at number 50 and number 76 respectively. The album was re-released on compact disc through Rhino Records in the 1990s.

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