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Originals - The World of Aretha Franklin

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Otis Redding  Respect   buy on itunes
Carole King  (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman   buy on itunes
Stevie Wonder  Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)   buy on itunes
Dionne Warwick  I Say a Little Prayer   buy on itunes
Dan Penn  Do Right Woman Do Right Man   buy on itunes
Ben E. King  Spanish Harlem   buy on itunes
Simon & Garfunkel  Bridge Over Troubled Water   buy on itunes
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell  You're All I Need to Get By   buy on itunes
The Rolling Stones  Jumpin' Jack Flash   buy on itunes
Ben E. King  Don't Play That Song (You Lied)   buy on itunes
Sam Cooke  You Send Me   buy on itunes
Don Covay  Seesaw (Single Version)   buy on itunes
The Band  The Weight   buy on itunes
Elton John  Border Song   buy on itunes
Dusty Springfield  Son of a Preacher Man   buy on itunes

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These original tunes may share their title and melody with some of your favorite Aretha tracks, but that’s where the resemblance stops. Aretha won her “Respect” by turning the beat around and, like syrup over hotcakes, pouring on a series of sexy subplots. But Otis was there first, not singing the song so much as [i]possessing[/i] it, never really asking for “Respect” so much as [i]demanding[/i] it. While Dionne Warwick’s “I Say a Little Prayer” is a pop-perfect masterpiece, its storytelling charm sweet cream in your coffee, Aretha serves her version up black, no sugar. In something of a switch, Carole King recorded her self-penned “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” years [i]after[/i] Aretha’s version — a version that’s nothing short of monumental; Carole, on the other hand, dials it down for intimacy, inviting us into her music room on a rainy day, and singing us the song, naturally, at the piano. No, no one did ’em quite like Aretha, but as you’ll soon discover, the Stones, Elton John, Ben E. King, and so many others did ’em every bit as good.
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