Books by Bob
It's always good to catch up on some of the classic albums of the pop-rock era, but these albums will be especially good companions during the coronavirus crisis. We'll put up a new classic album each week, reaching into different musical genres and picked from different eras.
Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
Aretha was such a remarkably promising vocal talent that legendary record producer John Hammond (who has been associated with such premier talents as Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday, Bruce Springsteen, Count Basie and Leonard Cohen) signed her to a Columbia Records contract when she was still in her teens, but the label never found the right approach for Aretha in the studio. It wasn't until she signed with Atlantic and released this album in 1967 that she was almost unanimously called the Queen of Soul.