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Aretha Franklin - All Hail The Queen!!

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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2012 8:50:21 AM PST
Mr. P says:
U know that!!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2012 3:55:16 PM PST
cookiessoul says:
Probably for the same reasons they called it off. Slow down, reevaluate, get all your affairs in order.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2012 9:15:05 AM PST
70s Soul says:
?? but why?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2012 7:40:29 AM PST
cookiessoul says:
So glad the wedding is off! Yup, I said it!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2012 10:00:44 AM PST
Mr. P says:
sup 70's,

Yup, heres wishing its the real deal!

peace n blessings. Mr. P

Posted on Jan 3, 2012 9:47:04 AM PST
70s Soul says:
Aretha's getting married again : )

Best wishes for her health & happiness.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 22, 2011 12:22:30 PM PDT
Mr. P says:

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2011 6:39:43 AM PDT
cookiessoul says:

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2011 12:16:43 PM PDT
cookiessoul says:
I know!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2011 12:16:05 PM PDT
cookiessoul says:
Yup, we know that!!! Got it all and all the albums too! But this boxset is HOTTT!!!! Can't Wait!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2011 12:15:04 PM PDT
cookiessoul says:
LOL! Yup, ain't on Youtube! Its on the DVD that's coming with my boxset though!!! I can't wait!!!

Posted on Mar 15, 2011 5:19:42 PM PDT
A. D. Bowman says:
To those who know of Aretha, pre-Atlantic, and have been a collector for as long as I have, you will know that most of this material is already available, some, or I should say most, has been recently issued on the two for one compilations, with the exception of " The Tender, Moving, Swinging", at affordable prices. However, that being said, This new box set, with it's premium price tax seems geared for connoisseurs only and will in all probability become a hot piece of property. So, if you can live without the DVD, the extra tracks, the written material, the fantastic packaging and all the bonus material, then you can build your own box set from the material you can easily find, perhaps not as complete, but thoroughly enjoyable. those like myself, I can't wait to get mine. Here's my thanks to Aretha who way back in '66, in a land 9,000 miles away, I first heard that voice, and know to this day, that there isn't anyone who can even ( ever ) come close.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2011 11:43:01 AM PDT
BrooklynBorn says:
Is "Evil Gal Blues" the title of the song that she's singing at the piano and she says "I'm Evil"? I have been looking for the whole performance on youtube.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2011 8:31:18 AM PDT
Andy B says:
Ohh cookie - you and me both! Maybe I'm a Fool is classic classic stuff! The wails (uh-oh-oh....) just give me chills every time I hear it.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2011 5:44:25 AM PDT
cookiessoul says:
Can't wait to see that live footage of Aretha doing "Evil Gal Blues" at the piano!!! I'm so excited!

"Maybe I'm A Fool"

Love, love this tune!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2011 9:14:03 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 14, 2011 9:16:26 AM PDT
Mr. P says:
Yup Cookie and forum....At last an Aretha thread...

...this is the place 2 celebrate the Queen and all Aretha Franklin related matters!! ;)

And in anticipation of recievin my pre-ordered boxset of ReRe's Columbia output Imma post examples of why she was actually the last of the classic Jazz divas....

And yup as u well know Cookie, to not discover Aretha's music before the late 60's is to only know half the story!!

'DownBeat poll's Best Jazz vocalist of 1962 = Aretha Franklin
and after Dinah Washington's passing in Dec 63 she was christened 'The New Queen Of The Blues'.....'

Evil Gal Blues

Take A Look

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2011 5:11:53 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 12, 2011 6:51:28 AM PST
cookiessoul says:
You had that opportunity that last time you were here Brook!!! Got all the vinyl... it was right in your face! But sure, come on over and chill. I'll take you on a musical journey that you won't believe!

1961... the Queen!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2011 5:05:47 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 12, 2011 7:03:25 AM PST
cookiessoul says:
I know I've been jonesin for it!!! You too innit!!! Love her blues and jazz to the core!!! Hopefully peeps who only know her from the late sixties forward will appreciate that she was the Queen long before they gave her that title! Ella, Dinah... Aretha!

That's right, time for Aretha talk! 50 years in the business... numerous grammys and other awards.... singer, songwriter, pianist... hit after hit and hit... and I haven't even mentioned her gospel recordings! Starting at the tender age of 13... All Hail The Queen!!!

"Now little David was small but oh my!" lol

Posted on Mar 11, 2011 7:34:21 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 11, 2011 7:34:54 AM PST
BrooklynBorn says:
I don't own any of Aretha's Columbia stuff and I've heard very little but this appears to be an awesome compilation. Cookie, I might have to pay you a visit. Bring a little sumthin sumthin and chill out on your floor and listen to ReRe for awhile. LOL!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2011 5:44:17 AM PST
Mr. P says:
Hey Cookie, HOLLA!!

Finally!! The Queen's Blues n Jazz getting a special celebration....and what a celebration.....this special edition boxset is SICK!!! This is what the Aretha connoisseurs been jonesin for!!

Oh hell yeaaaah! Day off 4 the delievery.....week off just 2 spend time with the 12 albums, book and dvd!!!

[So way overdue 4 a ReRe thread on this forum!Yeah I said it!] ;)

Posted on Mar 10, 2011 5:45:48 PM PST
cookiessoul says:
I probably won't be able to go to work on the 31st! Gonna be waiting at the front door for Mr. Postman!!! YAY finally every orginal album on cd!!! Plus some more! Rarities... conversations... Unbelievable.... DVD with live footage... "Skylark"... too much! Happy 50th Anniversary ReRe!!!

Initial post: Mar 10, 2011 8:48:44 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 10, 2011 9:38:39 AM PST
Mr. P says:
Aretha's Jazz....

Take a Look: Complete on Columbia [Box set]

Release date: March 22, 2011

The package includes CDs of Aretha's seven full-length albums for Columbia; two CDs reflecting her collaborations with producers Bobby Scott (in 1963) and Clyde Otis (in 1964); and a bonus CD of singles produced by Bob Johnston and rarities that were "sweetened" and released after Aretha left the label.

The set will also includes a DVD featuring Aretha, at the piano, performing several songs on The Steve Allen Show in 1964.

Among the highlights of Take a Look is a previously unreleased version of Yeah!!! In Person With Her Quartet which strips away the artificial club ambience that was added to the album's studio performances, revealing Aretha at the peak of her powers.

Another high point is an unreleased album called A Bit of Soul. Though it contains previously released material, the original album is presented here for the first time in its master form.

Other revelations include riveting studio conversation between Aretha, John Hammond and Jazz pianist Ray Bryant during the making of Aretha's debut album in the summer of 1960.

The lavish set will include a 48-page booklet, designed by Michael Boland, with never-before-seen photos by Columbia staff photographer Don Hunstein; an excerpt from John Hammond's 1977 autobiography, On Record, in which he reflects on the joy of discovering a singular talent and the heartbreak of losing her to Atlantic; and a newly commissioned essay by Daphne Brooks, a Professor of English & African American Studies at Princeton University and the author of Grace, about the making of the classic Jeff Buckley album, for the acclaimed 33 1/3 series (published by Continuum).

The stunning performances on Take a Look demonstrate how Aretha Franklin paved the path to her own greatness. From Jazz standards to show tunes to Bebop to Blues!

Disc 12 -DVD Track Listing:
1. Lover Come Back To Me
2. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
3. Won't Be Long
4. Skylark
5. Evil Gal Blues

Take a Look: Complete on Columbia
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