Aretha Franklin's voice is an instrument of such exquisite expression that it has been matched but a few times in the 20th century. Borrowing from jazz, soul, R&B, rock, pop, and, of course, gospel--and accompanying herself on piano--she created an artistic vision that was wholly realized. Hits includes most of her chart singles from those incomparable Atlantic years, from "Respect" in 1967 well into the '70s, as well as noncharting classics like "Do Right Woman" and "Dr. Feelgood." This is the definitive introduction to Franklin's artistry, but be warned: get this and you're going to want more. --David Cantwell --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is the first Aretha cd i had ever gotten. And I wore the thing out! ha ha One of my favorites was "Spanish Harlem" I would sit and play that rack over and over. Read morePublished on March 12 2004 by Mr. Music Man
I don't have to go into full detail about this cd. You know this cd is blazing. After all, it features the Queen of Soul in all her glory and best years (the 60s and 70s). Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2004 by K. J. Bryant
This is the essential hits collection by the legendary, Queen Of Soul, Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Famer. This covers her Atlantic Years only so if you want her 1980s and 1990s hits,... Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2004
REALLY bad sound
When are these songs going to be re-mastered or better yet--HDCDed?
Ah...those were the days!
Aretha in her glorious prime.
Legendary producer Jerry Wexler behind the wheel.
Her (sock-it-to-me) sisters in the back. Read more
You gotta love Aretha. Here we have a great collection of her earlier music. This is IT. Her 60's and 70's output is her most soulful, her purest and her most groove-heavy of all. Read morePublished on Dec 12 2002 by MusicFreak
This is an amazing collection of Aretha's artistry, unfortunatly the sound quality is quite awfull. I dont know if the problem was the original sources or the mastering onto CD but... Read morePublished on May 17 2002 by P. Lopez
I don't know why she is the Queen of the Divas when there Tina Turner. When Tina left her abusive relationship she had no money!!! Read morePublished on March 24 2002
If you want the Aretha at her best get this CD I have on Lp as well... I have always appreciate her music and this has her early and best hits....Published on Aug. 23 2001 by pina3470