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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin
Real name
Aretha Louise Franklin
Born
March 25, 1942
Died
August 16, 2018
Country
United States
IPI
00010764709
Comments
Singer, songwriter and pianist often called "The Queen of Soul" or "Lady Soul"
Family
Erma Franklin Sister
Carolyn Franklin Sister
Teddy Richards Son
Ted White Wife (1961-1969)

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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
August 4, 1967 (3 artists)
January 22, 1968 (25 artists)
February 27, 1961 (19 artists)
1972 (6 artists)
June 25, 1973 (7 artists)
1967 (4 artists)
July 1967 (38 artists)
January 15, 1970 (2 artists)
November 22, 1967 (74 artists)
June 1972 (2 artists)
September 1966 (4 artists)
1972 (19 artists)
March 10, 1967 (12 artists)
February 10, 1967 (61 artists)
March 10, 1967 (22 artists)
February 1974 (2 artists)
September 16, 2003 (2 artists)
1985 (5 artists)
1983 (2 artists)
June 14, 1968 (2 artists)
1986 (13 artists)
February 10, 1967 (29 artists)
October 16, 1975 Jackie Wilson
Sampled by De La Soul
August 12, 1963 Lannie Garrett
March 1967 Anna Domino
March 1967 Walter Jackson
1981 (2 artists)
February 27, 1961 (4 artists)
February 27, 1961 (2 artists)
August 1975 Josef Laufer + Golem
August 12, 1963 (4 artists)
1965 Cécile McLorin Salvant
Remember Me Aretha Franklin March 1967 Unverified
October 1971 (22 artists)
Sampled by (3 artists)
August 11, 1964 (8 artists)
March 10, 1967 (11 artists)
January 22, 1968 (28 artists)
October 1985 (9 artists)
1970 (9 artists)
Sampled by Kanye West
June 1965 (3 artists)
February 27, 1961 (2 artists)
July 1966 (5 artists)
March 1967 Sant Andreu Jazz Band
May 2, 1968 (49 artists)
1980 The Four Tops
May 1994 Pam Hall
November 1974 Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes
December 1960 (14 artists)
1967 (153 artists)

Covers by Aretha Franklin

Title Performer Release date Originally by
August 4, 1967 ? & The Mysterians
1971 Jerry Butler
April 1962 Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston and His Orchestra
March 10, 1967 Sam Cooke
1994 Clivillés & Cole
2005 Brook Benton
April 1969 Edith Piaf, Bob Sands with Orchestra conducted by Bill Loose
February 1974 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
June 1972 (unknown), (unknown), The Original Sacred Harp Choir
July 1966 Roy Hamilton
1972 Percy Faith His Orchestra and Chorus
October 16, 1975 Carolyn Franklin
February 1974 Leon Russell
October 16, 2007 Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
November 1987 (unknown), (unknown)
April 1962 The Shirelles
October 27, 1970 Elton John
1971 Simon and Garfunkel
January 17, 1969 Charles Brown & Amos Milburn, Sam Cooke
April 1969 Bing Crosby
1980 Otis Redding
April 1964 Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
January 22, 1968 Walter Davis, Ray Charles and His Band
1980 Roy Head
January 17, 1969 Billie Holiday
January 15, 1970 James Carr
1972 The Delfonics
August 1962 Bessie Smith
November 1974 Burt Bacharach and His Orchestra & Chorus
1970 Ben E. King
April 1964 Dinah Washington
April 1964 Gloria Lynne with The Earl May Trio
March 10, 1967 Sonny Thompson - Lula Reed
February 1974 Howard Tate
October 23, 1969 The Beatles
January 17, 1969 Bob Lind
1991 Siedah Garrett
1991 Sly & The Family Stone
November 1964 Brenda Holloway
April 1964 Hot Lips Page Trio, Sextet with Dinah Washington
April 1962 Harry Richman
August 12, 1963 Morton Downey
April 1969 Pat Boone with Orchestra
January 17, 1969 John Hartford
August 1962 Billie Holiday
August 4, 1967 St. Louis Jimmy
March 10, 1967 Sam Cooke
January 22, 1968 The Young Rascals
January 24, 1966 Jay McShann's Orchestra
October 14, 2008 Waltham Abbey Choir
June 14, 1968 Wilson Pickett
1981 Sam & Dave
1970 Jimmy Reed
1976 Irene Cara, Lonette McKee & Dwan Smith
August 1962 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra with vocal refrain by Red McKenzie
September 20, 2011 James Ingram and Patti Austin
November 1964 Nancy Wilson
June 1972 (unknown)
August 1962 Bing Crosby
November 1964 Justine Washington
August 1962 Jackie Wilson
1991 Rose Laurens, Patti LuPone
August 12, 1963 Robert Goulet
1965 The Weavers
April 1964 Gladys Swarthout & John Boles
January 17, 1969 James Ray with The Hutch Davie Orch.
January 17, 1969 Savannah Churchill with The Red Norvo Quintet
November 25, 1974 Stevie Wonder
1969 Don Gibson
October 21, 2014 Otis Redding, Chaka Khan
February 1974 Wilson Pickett
August 1962 Sam Lanin's Dance Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Arthur Hall
August 1962 Jackie Wilson
June 14, 1968 Dionne Warwick
Sampled by Oddisee
1962 Gus Arnheim and His Cocoanut Grove Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Bing Crosby
January 15, 1970 Ben E. King
February 27, 1961 John W. Bubbles
June 14, 1968 Sam & Dave
November 1964 Brook Benton
1981 Diana Ross
1982 The Isley Brothers
1972 Otis Redding
August 12, 1963 Wynona Carr
October 21, 2014 Gloria Gaynor
April 1969 Betty Hutton with Joe Lilley and His Orchestra
1983 The Temptations [US1]
August 4, 1967 Cecil Gant
September 5, 1967 Little Jimmy Scott
April 1969 Dinah Shore with Orchestra under the Direction of Paul Wetstein
1976 Lonette McKee, Irene Cara, Dwan Smith, Philip Michael Thomas and Dorian Harewood
1986 The Rolling Stones
August 1962 Lil Armstrong and her Swing Orchestra
August 12, 1963 Dinah Shore
1971 Vivian Reed
January 15, 1970 The Beatles
February 1974 Bill Withers
August 1962 Marilyn Miller and Leon Errol
1976 Irene Cara and Philip Michael Thomas
1986 Russ Case and His Orchestra with Audrey Marsh and The Guild Choristers
1965 Kathryn Crawford, June Shafer, Ida Pearson and Stella Friend
October 16, 2007 Dick Haymes
1980 Kenny Moore
August 1962 Evelyn Herbert
May 1971 Stephen Stills
1976 Irene Cara
May 1971 Bread
August 12, 1963 John Reardon & Nancy Dussault
October 21, 2014 Jim Weatherly
1965 Erroll Garner Trio, Dakota Staton
November 1964 The Weavers, Inez Foxx with Charlie Foxx
January 22, 1968 James Brown and The Famous Flames
June 25, 1973 Little Jack Little and His Orchestra, James Moody and His Swedish Crowns, King Pleasure
1969 Henry Mancini, His Orchestra and Chorus
1965 Riz Ortolani e Nino Oliviero, Steve Lawrence
1965 Papa Freddie
1977 Oscar Peterson Trio + Clark Terry, The Kiki Dee Band
April 1969 Barbra Streisand
October 14, 2008 David Foster
November 1964 Mary Wells
November 1968 Johnny Ace with The Beale Streeters
June 6, 2006 Claude François, Frank Sinatra
1956 The Jenkins Family
August 4, 1967 Johnny Ace
August 4, 1967 Paul Buskirk and His Little Men featuring Hugh Nelson
June 14, 1968 The Honey Dripper, Nappy Brown
January 22, 1968 P.J. Proby
April 1964 Margaret Johnson
October 21, 2014 Alicia Keys
October 21, 2014 Prince
November 1987 (unknown), Trinity Choir
June 1972 Fisk University Male Quartette
October 1971 Lulu
1970 The Shirelles
July 1966 Jules Bledsoe
1965 Anthony Newley
April 1969 Frank Sinatra
February 27, 1961 Judy Garland
April 1969 Barbra Streisand
January 22, 1968 The Impressions
July 1969 Johnny Ace with The Beale Streeters, Johnny Ace
1956 (unknown), Wiseman Sextet, Heavenly Gospel Singers
June 1972 (unknown), Wiseman Sextet, Heavenly Gospel Singers, Carole King
August 4, 1967 Mary Wheeler
May 1971 Diana Ross
March 10, 1967 Otis Redding
1997 Otis Redding
January 17, 1969 Percy Mayfield and Orchestra
September 1961 Al Jolson
September 29, 2014 Adele, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
August 4, 1967 The Rolling Stones
August 12, 1963 Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra
June 14, 1968 Don Covay & The Goodtimers
April 1969 Matty Malneck and His Orchestra
July 1969 Bobby Bland
October 14, 2008 Joseph Mohr, Franz Gruber, Haydn Quartet
August 12, 1963 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra
August 12, 1963 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
January 17, 1969 Russ Morgan and His Orchestra
1992 Donny Hathaway
1976 Irene Cara, Lonette McKee & Dwan Smith
June 25, 1973 Larry Kert, Reri Grist & Carol Lawrence
January 15, 1970 Dusty Springfield
March 10, 1967 King Curtis
April 1964 Dinah Washington
1971 Ben E. King
Sampled by En Vogue
October 16, 2007 Judy Collins
July 1966 Al Jolson
1986 Mable John
October 16, 2007 Little Willie John
October 21, 2014 Janet Brace
April 1962 Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra
1970 Jaye P. Morgan
August 4, 1967 Marian Montgomery
June 25, 1973 Bobby Womack
November 1964 The King Cole Trio with String Choir
October 16, 2007 The Beatles
August 1968 Thelma Jones
Sampled by Big Daddy Kane ft. Greg Nice & Smooth B.
1972 The Beatles
November 1987 (unknown)
1994 Curtis Mayfield
February 1974 Larry Clinton and His Orchestra
1965 Isham Jones and His Orchestra
October 16, 1975 The Tymes
November 1964 Merry Clayton
1970 Roy Hawkins
February 4, 1969 The Band
1980 Aretha Franklin
April 1964 Dinah Washington
October 14, 2008 Donny Hathaway
1965 Mark Murphy
January 15, 1970 Danny Williams
September 1960 Helen Humes and Buck Clayton's Orchestra
January 17, 1969 The Miracles
November 1962 Thelma La Vizzo
August 1962 New Mayfair Dance Orchestra
April 1964 Nat King Cole
August 12, 1963 Ethel Waters, Andy Kirk and His Twelve Clouds of Joy
February 1974 Stevie Wonder
November 1964 Dionne Warwick
October 16, 1975 Carl Graves
April 1964 Orquesta Pedro Via, Jimmie Ague
1980 Kenny Loggins
June 1972 J.J. Fisher
1977 Priscilla Lopez and Company
September 6, 1979 Gladys Knight & The Pips
November 2, 1993 Gilbert Bécaud, Jane Morgan
November 25, 1974 The Delfonics
August 12, 1963 Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra
June 1972 Marvin Gaye
1970 B.B. King
March 1967 Helen Morgan
November 1964 Richard Himber & His Orchestra
February 1974 Johnny Darrell
October 16, 1975 Natalie Cole
August 4, 1967 The Pine Ridge Boys
1981 The Rolling Stones
October 16, 2007 The Supremes
November 1964 Barbara Lynn
November 25, 1974 Dionne Warwick
June 1972 Christine Johnson
April 1962 Al Jolson
November 25, 1974 Mother's Finest
1972 Nina Simone
1971 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
May 2, 1968 Sam Cooke & Bumps Blackwell Orchestra
October 31, 1995 Carole King
November 30, 2010 Carole King

Sampled songs

Title Performer Release date Info
June 14, 1968 Originally by Dionne Warwick
Sampled by Oddisee
October 16, 1975 Covered by Jackie Wilson
Sampled by De La Soul
1982 Sampled by De La Soul
October 1971 Covered by (22 artists)
Sampled by (3 artists)
1971 Originally by Ben E. King
Sampled by En Vogue
1970 Covered by (9 artists)
Sampled by Kanye West
August 1968 Originally by Thelma Jones
Sampled by Big Daddy Kane ft. Greg Nice & Smooth B.

Songs written by Aretha Franklin

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
All the King's Horses Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin 1972 Covered by (6 artists)
Baby, Baby, Baby Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin Aretha Franklin 1967 Covered by (4 artists)
Call Me Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin January 15, 1970 Covered by (2 artists)
Climbing Higher Mountains Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin June 1972 Covered by (2 artists)
Day Dreaming Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin 1972 Covered by (19 artists)
Don't Let Me Lose This Dream Aretha Franklin, Ted White Aretha Franklin March 10, 1967 Covered by (12 artists)
Dr. Feelgood Aretha Franklin, Ted White Aretha Franklin March 10, 1967 Covered by (22 artists)
I Wonder (Where Are You Tonight) Aretha Franklin, Ted White Aretha Franklin August 12, 1963 Covered by Lannie Garrett
Land of Dreams Aretha Franklin, Ted White Aretha Franklin March 1967 Covered by Anna Domino
Mr. D.J. Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin August 1975 Covered by Josef Laufer + Golem
Rock Steady Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin October 1971 Covered by (22 artists)
Save Me Aretha Franklin, King Curtis, Carolyn Franklin Aretha Franklin March 10, 1967 Covered by (11 artists)
Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby) Aretha Franklin, Ted White Aretha Franklin January 22, 1968 Covered by (28 artists)
Spirit in the Dark Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin 1970 Covered by (9 artists)
Take It Like You Give It Aretha Franklin, Ted White Aretha Franklin March 1967 Covered by Sant Andreu Jazz Band
Think Aretha Franklin, Ted White Aretha Franklin May 2, 1968 Covered by (49 artists)

Adapted songs

Title Written by Originals Originally by Covered by
Mumbles Aretha Franklin Mumbles Aretha Franklin

Releases

Albums

Title Performer Release date Label
Amazing Grace Aretha Franklin June 1972 Atlantic
Aretha Aretha Franklin 1986 Arista
Aretha Aretha Franklin 1980 Arista
Aretha Aretha Franklin with The Ray Bryant Combo February 27, 1961 Columbia
Aretha Arrives Aretha Franklin August 4, 1967 Atlantic
Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics Aretha Franklin October 21, 2014 RCA
Aretha Live at Fillmore West Aretha Franklin May 1971 Atlantic
Aretha Now Aretha Franklin June 14, 1968 Atlantic
Get It Right Aretha Franklin 1983 Arista
Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky) Aretha Franklin June 25, 1973 Atlantic
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You Aretha Franklin March 10, 1967 Atlantic
Jump to It Aretha Franklin 1982 Arista
La Diva Aretha Franklin September 6, 1979 Atlantic
Lady Soul Aretha Franklin January 22, 1968 Atlantic
Laughing on the Outside Aretha Franklin August 12, 1963 Columbia
Let Me in Your Life Aretha Franklin February 1974 Atlantic
Love All the Hurt Away Aretha Franklin 1981 Arista
Once in a Lifetime Aretha Franklin 1969 Harmony [US1]
One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism Aretha Franklin November 1987 Arista
Rare & Unreleased Recordings From the Golden Reign of the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin October 16, 2007 Rhino
Runnin' Out of Fools Aretha Franklin November 1964 Columbia
So Damn Happy Aretha Franklin September 16, 2003 Arista
Soft and Beautiful Aretha Franklin April 1969 Columbia
Soul '69 Aretha Franklin January 17, 1969 Atlantic
Soul Sister Aretha Franklin July 1966 Columbia
Sparkle Aretha Franklin 1976 Atlantic
Spirit in the Dark Aretha Franklin 1970 Atlantic
Sweet Passion Aretha Franklin 1977 Atlantic
Take a Look Aretha Franklin September 5, 1967 Columbia
Take It Like You Give It Aretha Franklin March 1967 Columbia
The Electrifying Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin April 1962 Columbia
The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin August 1962 Columbia
This Christmas Aretha Franklin October 14, 2008 DMI
This Girl's in Love with You Aretha Franklin January 15, 1970 Atlantic
Unforgettable - A Tribute to Dinah Washington Aretha Franklin April 1964 Columbia
What You See Is What You Sweat Aretha Franklin 1991 Arista
With Everything I Feel in Me Aretha Franklin November 25, 1974 Atlantic
Yeah!!! In Person Aretha Franklin 1965 Columbia
You Aretha Franklin October 16, 1975 Atlantic
Young, Gifted & Black Aretha Franklin 1972 Atlantic

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
A Deeper Love Aretha Franklin 1994 Arista
Are You Sure Aretha Franklin April 3, 1961 Columbia
Baby I Love You Aretha Franklin July 1967 Atlantic
Border Song (Holy Moses) Aretha Franklin October 27, 1970 Atlantic
Bridge over Troubled Water Aretha Franklin 1971 Atlantic
Chain of Fools Aretha Franklin November 22, 1967 Atlantic
Cry Like a Baby Aretha Franklin September 1966 Columbia
Eleanor Rigby Aretha Franklin October 23, 1969 Atlantic
Freeway of Love Aretha Franklin 1985 Arista
Hands Off Aretha Franklin January 24, 1966 Columbia
I Can't See Myself Leaving You Aretha Franklin April 1969 Atlantic
I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) Aretha Franklin February 10, 1967 Atlantic
I Surrender, Dear Aretha Franklin 1962 Columbia
Lee Cross Aretha Franklin May 1967 Columbia
Mockingbird Aretha Franklin November 1967 Atlantic
Mr. D.J. (5 for the D.J.) Aretha Franklin August 1975 Atlantic
Never Grow Old Aretha Franklin 1956 J.V.B.
One Step Ahead Aretha Franklin 1965 Columbia
Precious Lord Aretha Franklin 1959 J.V.B.
Right Now Aretha Franklin with The Ray Bryant Combo December 1960 Columbia
Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody Aretha Franklin September 1961 Columbia
Rock Steady Aretha Franklin October 1971 Atlantic
Rolling in the Deep (The Aretha Version) Aretha Franklin September 29, 2014 RCA
Runnin' Out of Fools Aretha Franklin August 11, 1964 Columbia
See Saw Aretha Franklin November 1968 Atlantic
Share Your Love With Me Aretha Franklin July 1969 Atlantic
Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin October 1985 RCA
Spanish Harlem Aretha Franklin 1971 Atlantic
Sweet Bitter Love Aretha Franklin June 1965 Columbia
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) Aretha Franklin November 1964 Columbia
The House That Jack Built Aretha Franklin August 1968 Atlantic
The Weight Aretha Franklin February 4, 1969 Atlantic
Think Aretha Franklin May 2, 1968 Atlantic
Today I Sing the Blues Aretha Franklin September 1960 Columbia
Trouble in Mind Aretha Franklin November 1962 Columbia
Try a Little Tenderness Aretha Franklin August 1962 Columbia
Willing to Forgive Aretha Franklin May 1994 Arista
Without Love Aretha Franklin November 1974 Atlantic
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman Aretha Franklin 1967 Atlantic
You're All I Need to Get By Aretha Franklin 1971 Atlantic

Performances also appear on

Title Performer Release date Label
Atlantic Blues - Vocalists various artists 1986 Atlantic
Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Sisters various artists June 6, 2006 Rhino
A Tribute to Curtis Mayfield various artists 1994 Warner Bros.
Blues Brothers 2000 - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack various artists 1997 Universal Records [US1]
Cover Me - The Eddie Hinton Songbook various artists November 2, 2018 Ace [GB]
Cover You - A Tribute to the Rolling Stones various artists 1998 Hip-O Records
Duets Frank Sinatra November 2, 1993 Capitol Records
Duets II Tony Bennett September 20, 2011 RPM Records [US2]
Malcolm X (Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack) various artists 1992 Qwest
Mr. I Ronald Isley November 30, 2010 Def Soul Classics
So Amazing - An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross various artists 2005 j records [US]
Spirituals various artists 1956 J.V.B.
Tapestry Revisited - A Tribute to Carole King various artists October 31, 1995 Lava
The Blues Brothers - Music from the Soundtrack The Blues Brothers 1980 Atlantic
The Songs of West Side Story various artists 1996 RCA Victor

Tributes

Title Performer Release date Label
Amy Sings Aretha - A Motown Love Story Amy Banks June 2015 (self-released)
Living Brass Play Songs Made Famous by Aretha Franklin Living Brass 1969 RCA Camden
Mr. Blues Plays Lady Soul Hank Crawford July 1969 Atlantic
Project A Joel Frahm & Bruce Katz August 25, 2009 Anzic Records
Rewind Christine Anu 2012 (self-released)
Shirma Rouse Sings Aretha Shirma Rouse March 2012 (self-released)

Forum topics

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