The Electrifying Aretha Franklin

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The Electrifying Aretha Franklin
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Studio album by Aretha Franklin
Released March 19, 1962
Recorded July 11, 1961; August 16, 1961; November 7, 1961; December 21, 1961; January 25, 1962 at Columbia Recording Studios,
(New York City, New York)
Length 31:30
Label Columbia
Producer John H. Hammond, Richard Wess
Aretha Franklin chronology
Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo
(1961)Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo1961
The Electrifying Aretha Franklin
The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin
(1962)The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin1962
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The Electrifying Aretha Franklin is the third studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on March 19, 1962 by Columbia Records. The album which is also known under its working title The Incomparable Aretha Franklin, was recorded at Columbia Recording Studios, 799 Seventh Avenue, New York. It was produced by John Hammond and arranged by Richard Wess.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "You Made Me Love You" (Joe McCarthy, James Vincent Monaco) 2:19
  2. "I Told You So" (John Leslie McFarland) 2:44
  3. "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody" (Sam M. Lewis, Jean Schwartz, Joe Young) 2:24
  4. "Nobody Like You" (James Cleveland) 2:23
  5. "Exactly Like You" (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) 2:36
  6. "It's So Heartbreakin'" (John Leslie McFarland) 2:39

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Rough Lover" (John Leslie McFarland) 2:48
  2. "Blue Holiday" (Willie Denson, Luther Dixon) 2:53
  3. "Just for You" (J. Bailey, John Leslie McFarland) 2:20
  4. "That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)" (Haven Gillespie, Harry Beasley Smith) 3:20
  5. "I Surrender, Dear" (Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford) 2:46
  6. "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) 2:18

Bonus Tracks on Re-issues[edit]

  1. "Introduction To Hard Times" 0:31
  2. "Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)" 3:08
  3. "When They Ask About You" 2:59
  4. "Operation Heartbreak" 2:59

Mono Mixes[edit]

  1. "I Surrender, Dear" 2:46
  2. "Rough Lover" 2:47
  3. "Kissin' By The Mistletoe" (Also appears on An All-Star Christmas, CL 1699) 2:22