Saturday, September 23, 2006
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST song of the day
Album:Live At Fillmore West
Aretha Franklin is the Queen Of Soul and this newly released and expanded 2CD version of her March 1971 Fillmore West concert is essential even if you have everything else. Producer Jerry Wexler convinced Aretha to use King Curtis & The Kingpins instead of her usual road band. So you've got King Curtis on sax, Cornell Dupree on guitar, Billy Preston on organ, Jerry Jemmott on bass, Bernard Purdie on drums, The Memphis Horns & Aretha's backup singers The Sweethearts Of Soul. And Aretha plays Fender Rhodes piano on her own composition Dr. Feelgood. You can't beat that. This is Aretha Franklin at the height of her talent when she was capable of turning any song into church. Live At Fillmore West is a must for soul fans.