I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

On March 10, 1967, Aretha Franklin released her 11th album, but her first on Atlantic. She had had limited success while under cotract with Columbia Records.
In January 1967 she signed to Atlantic Records and under the aegis of Jerry Wexler she traveled to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to record at  Rick Hall's FAME Studios to record the song, "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" using the musicians of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.

I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

The single of I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You reached #1 on the R & B chart on March 25 and stayed there until May 12. A week later, Respect reached #1 on the R & B  chart and stayed there until July 14. 
The album itself eventually was certified a gold album.
Side one
  1. “Respect” (Otis Redding) – 2:29
  2. “Drown in My Own Tears” (Henry Glover) – 4:07
  3. “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)” (Ronnie Shannon) – 2:51
  4. “Soul Serenade” (Curtis Ousley, Luther Dixon) – 2:39
  5. “Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream” (Aretha Franklin, Ted White) – 2:23
  6. “Baby, Baby, Baby” (Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin) – 2:54
Side two
  1. “Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business)” (Aretha Franklin, Ted White) – 3:23
  2. “Good Times” (Sam Cooke) – 2:10
  3. “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man” (Dan Penn, Chips Moman) – 3:16
  4. “Save Me” (Curtis Ousley, Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin) – 2:21
  5. “A Change Is Gonna Come” (Sam Cooke) – 4:20
A year later In February 1968, Franklin earned a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
In June 1968, she appeared on the cover of Time magazine.

I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

And in 2014 she sang at the White House. And 47 years later Aretha Franklin could still sing the socks off the song.

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