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July 31, 2017

Aretha Franklin – Who´s Zoomin´ Who (1985) – Lp

by Record Facts

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter and musician.












Artist:  Aretha Franklin
Title:  Who´s Zoomin´ Who
Year:  1985
Format:  LP
Label:  Arista Records
Catalog#  207202

Who’s Zoomin’ Who? is the thirty-third studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, originally released in the summer of 1985, on Arista Records. Franklin said she wanted to do “a record with a younger sound to it. I’d been listening to the radio and I really liked what I heard. I figured to myself that it was time for me to do something serious.”

After an almost-two-year hiatus from the charts, the Queen of Soul returned in style with three Billboard R&B Top Ten singles, including the number one smash hit “Freeway of Love,” which featured a festive rhythm arrangement, an electric sax solo by Clarence Clemons, and Aretha Franklin‘s lively vocals. It held the number one spot for five straight weeks. The title track, “Who’s Zoomin’ Who,” has a sputtering bassline and chiming keyboards augmented by Franklin‘s soulful delivery, and her improvised ad libs are laudable, to say the least. The single peaked at number two for four consecutive weeks. She had another Top Ten hit with “Another Night,” a midtempo number with a light rock feel. It was a number nine hit. Her duet with the Eurythmics, “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves,” faltered at number 66. Narada Michael Walden is credited with the majority of the production on this sound outing.


Side one
1.  Freeway of Love (5:52)
2.  Another Night (4:31)
3.  Sweet Bitter Love (5:11)
4.  Who’s Zoomin’ Who (4:44)

Side two
1.  Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves (with Eurythmics)  (5:52)
2.  Until You Say You Love Me (4:54)
3.  Push (Duet with Peter Wolf)  (4:35)
4.  Ain’t Nobody Ever Loved You (5:35)
5.  Integrity (5:36)

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