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

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)


Aretha Franklin – Get It Right (1983) – Lp

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer–songwriter and musician. All the hits she had and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade.

aretgha franklin - get it right












Artist:  Aretha Franklin
Title:  Get It Right
Year:  1983
Format:  LP
Label:  Arista Records
Catalog# 205544

Get It Right is a 1983 Aretha Franklin album. It was produced by Luther Vandross, following his successful teaming with the singer for the Gold-certified album, “Jump To It“, in 1982.

Luther Vandross scored a popular success with Jump to It, but this follow-up is less impressive and proved less successful. Vandross wrote most of the material, including the number one R&B title track and the R&B Top Ten hit “Every Girl (Wants My Guy),” although he also has Franklin tackle the Temptations hit “I Wish It Would Rain,” in a painfully overwrought production. With this record, what had seemed to be an artist/producer marriage made in heaven hit the rocks.  As the title says, there’s no other like Aretha. After the succsesfull ’60’s and ’70’s soul years, she started at the early ’80s focussed on a sound mixed with Funk and Soul. With upcoming artists like Luther Vandross, Fonzi Thornton, Marcus Miller (contributed on this album) this is one of the samples. Just like the former album “Jump To It”, sophisticated with style. Excellent uptempo songs and slow jams.


Side one
1.  Get It Right  (6:22)
2.  Pretender  (4:17)
3.  Every Girl (Wants My Guy)  (6:29)
4.  When You Love Me Like That  (4:47)

Side two
1.  I Wish It Would Rain  (4:40)
2.  Better Friends Than Lovers  (4:10)
3.  I Got Your Love  (5:30)
4 . Giving In  (4:38)

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