We are kicking off 2019 with a special double bill in tribute to the first Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. We will be featuring full album playbacks of both I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You & Lady Soul.
While the inclusion of “Respect”, one of the truly seminal singles in pop history, is in and of itself sufficient to earn I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You classic status, Aretha Franklin’s Atlantic label debut is an indisputable masterpiece from start to finish. Much of the credit is due to producer Jerry Wexler, who finally unleashed the soulful intensity so long kept under wraps during her Columbia tenure; assembling a crack Muscle Shoals backing band along with an abundance of impeccable material, Wexler creates the ideal setting to allow Aretha to ascend to the throne of Queen of Soul, and she responds with the strongest performances of her career.
Lady Soul is the twelfth studio album by Aretha Franklin, Released on January 22, 1968, by Atlantic Records.
Powered by three hit singles (each nested in the upper reaches of the pop Top Ten), Lady Soul became Aretha Franklin’s second gold LP and remained on the charts for over a year.
Date and Time: Sunday January 20th 2019 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2477 18th St NW, Washington DC 20009
Audio Menu provided by Audioism.
REGA Planar 3 turntable with Elys MM Cartridge, REGA Fono MM Phono Preamp, Audioism MicroZOTL Preamp (David Berning Design), Audioism Venue-Class Playback System, Xcilica HD System Processor, Audioism ZOTL Amplifiers (David Berning Design), Class AB Hybrid Amplification for Subs, WyWires Audio Interconnects