Aretha Franklin: I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (Atlantic)
uncredited writer, Record Mirror, 22 July 1967
IT'S TAKEN time for Miss Franklin to break through here, though her reputation has been boosted by such as D. Springfield. But this satisfying set underlines her excellent piano playing, too, and most of the arrangements stemmed from Aretha just sitting and playing and singing, the horns and vocal answers coming in later, all part of a seemingly natural development. Incidentally Aretha had a hand in writing several of the tracks.
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