Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man the Way I Loved You



The centerpiece of Franklin’s first album for Atlantic Records was her cover of Otis Redding’s “Respect,” the song that, released in the midst of the racial and sexual tumult of 1967, meant so much to so many people. It remains her signature anthem, and for good reason, though its overexposure means that her powerful versions of Ray Charles’ “Drown In My Own Tears” and Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come,” as well as her emotionally delicate performance of “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man,” are often underappreciated.



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