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The Princess of Soul - Before the Coronation: Her Earliest Recordings 1956-1962

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The Princess of Soul - Before the Coronation: Her Earliest Recordings 1956-1962
The Princess of Soul - Before the Coronation: Her Earliest Recordings 1956-1962


Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul and American pop music, her success was so great she eventually went on to be named, "Lady Soul". On this magnificent 2CD set Jasmine Records look at her early pre-Atlantic recordings.

For the first time ever her 1956 debut gospel album is compiled alongside her first three R&B/pop Albums. Just one listen to the material on offer here and it is clear that she was well on her way to being the R&B star that we know her as today. Initial hits such as: "Today I Sing the Blues", "Operation Heartbreak" and her version of a 1918 tune popularised by Al Jolson, "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody" are proof if proof be needed.

This is the only collection of Aretha's early material that anyone would need. So here it is; we present to you the Queen in waiting or how we have dubbed her for these recordings, "The Princess of Soul" - Still waiting for her coronation.


  1. Name
  2. There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood
  3. Precious Lord Pt 1
  4. Precious Lord Pt 2
  5. You Grow Closer
  6. Never Grow Old
  7. The Day Is Past And Gone
  8. He Will Wash You White As Snow
  9. While The Blood Runs Warm
  10. Yield Not To Temptation
  11. Right Now
  12. Today I Sing The Blues
  13. Love Is The Only Thing
  14. Over The Rainbow
  15. (Blue) By Myself
  16. Won't Be Long
  17. All Night Long
  18. It Ain't Necessarily So
  19. Sweet Lover
  20. Who Needs You?
  21. Are You Sure?
  22. Maybe I'm A Fool
  23. I Surrender, Dear
  24. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
  25. Operation Heartbreak
  26. I Told You So
  27. Rough Lover
  28. It's So Heartbreakin'
  29. You Made Me Love You
  30. Just For You
  31. Blue Holiday
  32. That Lucky Old Sun
  33. Ac -Cent -Tchu-Ate The Positive
  34. Exactly Like You
  35. Nobody Like You
  36. Don't Cry, Baby
  37. Try A Little Tenderness
  38. I Apologise
  39. Without The One You Love
  40. Look For The Silver Lining
  41. I'm Sitting On Top Of The World
  42. Just For A Thrill
  43. God Bless The Child
  44. I'm Wandering
  45. How Deep Is The Ocean
  46. I Don't Know You Anymore
  47. Lover Come Back To Me
  48. Trouble In Mind
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