Aretha Franklin Amazing Grace 180g 2LP
180g Vinyl Double LP!
1973 Grammy Winning Live Soul Gospel Album!
She is known the world over by her first name and as the undisputed, reigning "Queen
Of Soul," Aretha Franklin is peerless. This 2005 recipient of a Presidential
Medal Of Freedom honor (the U.S.A.'s highest honor), 17 Grammy Awards
(and counting), a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Grammy
Living Legend Award. She has received countless international and national
awards and accolades. Aretha has achieved global recognition on an unprecedented
scale. She has influenced generations of singers from Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole
and Mary J. Blige to "American Idol" winner Fantasia Burrino and Oscar-winning
Jennifer Hudson. Her ever-distinctive soulful, to-the-bone vocal style has
graced the music charts for over four decades and while her live
performances have touched the hearts of literally millions since she began her
musical journey as a gospel-singing child prodigy, it is her rich legacy of
recordings that are a testament to the power, majesty and genius of this
one-of-a-kind artist of the first order.
Aretha's interest in a wide range of popular music became evident when she began
her own recording career at Columbia Records, although it should be noted that
her powerful, emotive style was first heard on a gospel recording made in 1956
with her father and released by Chess Records in the mid-'60s. With the support
of her father, Aretha traveled to New York City in 1960 and after a demo which
contained her version of a Helen Humestune titled "Today I Sing The Blues" made
its way to the ears of executive John Hammond (responsible for signing such
artists as Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith and Bob Dylan), Aretha was signed to
Columbia in 1960.
Released in 1972, "Amazing Grace" was the third live album by Aretha Franklin.
While she has earned the title "The Queen of Soul", Aretha is also known for her
gospel works such as the music on this album including "Mary Don't You Weep",
"What A Friend We Have in Jesus" and many more 'down-home' favorites.
The music here was recorded at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los
Angeles January 1972. The album won the 1973 Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel
Performance and became the biggest selling live gospel album of all time.
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
Aretha Franklin, vocals, piano
Rev. James Cleveland, piano, vocals
Rev. C.L. Franklin
Chuck Rainey, bass
Cornell Dupree, guitar
Kenneth Lupper, organ
Pancho Morales, percussion, conga
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, drums
Southern California Community Choir, background vocals
1. Mary, Don't You Weep
2. Precious Lord, Take My Hand
3. You've Got A Friend
4. Old Landmark
5. Give Yourself To Jesus
6. How I Got Over
7. What A Friend We Have In Jesus
8. Amazing Grace
9. Precious Memories
10. Climbing Higher Mountains
11. God Will Take Care Of You
12. Wholy Holy
13. You'll Never Walk Alone
14. Never Grow Old