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Aretha Franklin: I Never Loved a Man (Atlantic)

Jim Payne, Crawdaddy!, August 1967

ARETHA FRANKLIN'S come back home. Back home to Boogaloo, Alabama, and Pigeon Pea, Tennessee, back home to Hog Maw, Mississippi, and Chitlins, South Carolina. Back to where they do that flatfoot soul singing. Not a lot of dancing and falling down and crying and playing dead — just straight-ahead stuff, standing there on your own two feet and making it.

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