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Early Years: The Absolutely Essential Collection

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Early Years: The Absolutely Essential Collection
Early Years: The Absolutely Essential Collection


48 tracks focussing on the young Aretha Franklin, caught in a Detroit church setting and in the studio for her first sessions. Sometimes raw but her voice shines through.


  1. Name
  2. Won't Be Long
  3. I Surrender Dear
  4. Exactly Like You
  5. Blue Holiday
  6. It Ain't Necessarily So
  7. Yield Not To Temptation
  8. Love Is The Only Thing
  9. I'm Sitting On Top Of The World
  10. I'm Wandering
  11. There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood
  12. (Blue) By Myself
  13. That Lucky Old Sun
  14. Are You Sure
  15. Look For The Silver Lining
  16. Maybe I'm A Fool
  17. The Day Is Past And Gone
  18. Trouble In Mind
  19. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
  20. Just For A Thrill
  21. I Apologise
  22. Lover Come Back To Me
  23. All Night Long
  24. While The Blood Runs Warm
  25. Sweet Lover
  26. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
  27. Don't Cry Baby
  28. Right Now
  29. Over The Rainbow
  30. Without The One You Love
  31. You Grow Closer
  32. Precious Lord Part 1
  33. Precious Lord Part 2
  34. Try A Little Tenderness
  35. Rough Lover
  36. Today I Sing The Blues
  37. It's So Heartbreakin'
  38. God Bless The Child
  39. He Will Wash You White As Snow
  40. Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)
  41. I Don't Know You Anymore
  42. You Made Me Love You
  43. Who Needs You?
  44. I Told You So
  45. Nobody Like You
  46. Operation Heartbreak
  47. How Deep Is The Ocean ?
  48. Just For You
  49. Never Grow Old
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