“Young, Gifted And Black” by Aretha Franklin - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1972Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

Team Aretha remain on good form in 1972. Jerry Wexler on production with The Memphis Horns and The Sweet Inspirations and sisters Carolyn and Erma on background vocals. Aretha leads from the front with that great message: “To Be Young, Gifted And Black Is Where It’s At”. It’s to America’s great shame that, in institutional reality, black music continues to have to fight in the seemingly never ending struggle for equal rights that are in line with the legislative ideology. The album veers from the magnificently poignant to the more tiresome “showbiz” presentation. It’s a bit of a constant battle for my affections. She’s still winning, just about…

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A1 [03:42] 6.2.png Aretha Franklin - Oh Me Oh My (I’m A Fool For You Baby) (Jim Doris) Soul Ballad
A2 [03:59] 4.7.png Aretha Franklin - Day Dreaming (Aretha Franklin) R n B
A3 [03:13] 6.3.png Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin) Disco / Funk
A4 [03:34] 7.7.png Aretha Franklin - (To Be) Young, Gifted And Black (Nina Simone) Soul
A5 [03:56] 9.7.png Aretha Franklin - All The Kings Horses (Aretha Franklin) Soul Ballad
A6 [04:26] 6.6.png Aretha Franklin - A Brand New Me (Theresa Bell, Jerry Butler, Kenneth Gamble) Soul
B1 [03:29] 4.9.png Aretha Franklin - April Fools (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) Disco / Funk
B2 [03:36] 6.5.png Aretha Franklin - I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding, Jerry Butler) Soul Ballad
B3 [04:04] 4.5.png Aretha Franklin - First Snow In Kokomo (Aretha Franklin) Soul Ballad
B4 [03:38] 5.6.png Aretha Franklin - The Long And Winding Road (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Soul Ballad
B5 [03:42] 5.0.png Aretha Franklin - Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) (Thom Bell, William Hart) Soul
B6 [03:19] 5.2.png Aretha Franklin - Border Song (Holy Moses) (Bernie Taupin, Reginald Dwight) Soul

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