|Young, Gifted and Black
|Studio album by Aretha Franklin
||January 24, 1972
||August 1970 – February 1971
||Atlantic (#7213), Rhino
||Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler
|Aretha Franklin chronology
|Singles from Young, Gifted and Black
- "Border Song (Holy Moses)"
- "A Brand New Me"
- "Rock Steady"/"Oh Me Oh My (I'm a Fool for You Baby)"
Released: August 1, 1971
- "Young, Gifted and Black"
Released: January 18, 1972
- "Day Dreaming"/"I've Been Loving You Too Long"
Released: February, 1972
- "All the King's Horses"/"April Fools"
Young, Gifted and Black is the nineteenth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on January 24, 1972 by Atlantic Records. The album is Top 10 Gold-certified. The album won Aretha a 1972 Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance of the year. It takes its title from the Nina Simone song "To Be Young, Gifted and Black." In 2003, the TV network VH1 named it the 76th greatest album of all time.
- Dr. John - Percussion
- Aretha Franklin - Piano, Celeste, Electric piano, Lead Vocals
- Donny Hathaway - Organ, Electric piano
- Billy Preston - Organ
- Sammy Turner - Background Vocals
- Hubert Laws - Alto Flute
- Chuck Rainey - Bass
- J.R. Bailey - Background Vocals
- Carolyn Franklin - Background Vocals
- Erma Franklin - Background Vocals
- The Memphis Horns - Ensemble
- The Sweet Inspirations - Background Vocals
- Jack Adams - Engineer
- Howard Albert - Engineer
- Ron Albert - Engineer
- Don Arnone - Acoustic Guitar
- Margaret Branch - Background Vocals
- Ann S. Clark - Background Vocals
- Cornell Dupree - Guitar
- Jimmy Douglass - Engineer
- Tom Dowd - Arranger, Producer
- Chuck Kirkpatrick - Engineer
- Eric Gale - Bass
- Lewis Hahn - Engineer
- Dan Hersch - Remastering
- Bill Inglot - Remastering
- Wayne Jackson - Trumpet
- Andrew Love - Tenor saxophone
- Ray Lucas - Percussion, Drums, track 4, 10, 12
- Arif Mardin - Arranger, Producer, Remixing
- Michael Mazzarella - Research
- Hugh McCracken - Guitar
- Gene Orloff - Concert Master
- Gene Paul - Engineer
- Gary Peterson - Research
- Robert Popwell - Bass, Percussion
- Bernard "Pretty" Purdie - Percussion, Drums, track 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11
- Neal Rosengarden - Percussion, Trumpet, Vibraphone
- Pat Smith - Background Vocals
- Jerry Wexler - Producer
- Ronald Bright - Background Vocals
- Don Cassale - Engineer
- Al Jackson, Jr. - Drums,track 1,6
- David Nathan - Liner Notes
- Geoff Gans - Reissue Art Director
- Patrick Milligan - Research
- Howie Albert - Engineer
- Stanislaw Zagorski - Cover Design
|Billboard Top LPs
|Billboard Top Soul LPs
||"Border Song (Holy Moses)"
||"All the King's Horses"
||"Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool For You Baby)"