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On August 24, 1970.

Spirit in the dark

On August 24, 1970, “Atlantic” label released “Spirit in the Dark”, the nineteenth  Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded May – March 1970, and was produced by Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler.

Personnell:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals, piano
  • Dave Crawford – organ
  • Howard “Buzz” Feiten- guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson- guitar
  • Jimmy O’Rourke – guitar
  • The Sweet Inspirations- background vocals
  • Wylene Ivy – background vocals
  • Margaret Branch – background vocals
  • Tommy McClure – bass
  • Almeda Lattimore – background vocals
  • Harold “Hog” Cowart – bass
  • Jimmy O’Rourke – guitar
  • Sammy Creason- drums
  • Ronald “Tubby” Ziegler – drums
  • Roger Hawkins- drums
  • Pat Lewis- background vocals
  • Duane Allman- guitar
  • Cornell Dupree- guitar
  • Jim Dickinson- additional keyboards
  • Ray Lucas – drums
  • Charlie Freeman – guitar
  • Evelyn Green – background vocals
  • Brenda Bryant – background vocals
  • David Hood- bass
  • Mike Utley- additional keyboards
  • Barry Beckett- additional keyboards
  • Eddie Hinton- guitar

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Play That Song (You Lied) – Ahmet Ertegün, Betty Nelson
  2. The Thrill Is Gone (From Yesterday’s Kiss) – Rick Darnell, Roy Hawkins
  3. Pullin’ – Carolyn Franklin, Jimmy Radcliffe
  4. You and Me – Aretha Franklin
  5. Honest I Do – Ewart Abner, Jimmy Reed
  6. Spirit in the Dark – Aretha Franklin
  7. When the Battle Is Over – Jessie Hill, Malcolm Rebennack
  8. One Way Ticket – Aretha Franklin
  9. Try Matty’s – Aretha Franklin
  10. That’s All I Want from You – Fritz Rotter
  11. Oh No Not My Baby – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  12. Why I Sing the Blues – B. King, Dave Clark
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