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On July 9, 1995.

On July 9, 1995, “Arista” label “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?”, the thirtieth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded October 1984 – May 1995,at “The Automatt” in San Francisco, “The Plant Recording Studios” in Sausalito, “United Sound Systems” in Detroit, “Right Track Recording” and “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Aretha Franklin, David A. Stewart and  Narada Michael Walden.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals
  • Walter Afanasieff– keyboards
  • Preston Glass– backing vocals, keyboards, keyboard vibes
  • Peter Wolf– lead vocals
  • Nat Adderley Jr.– keyboards
  • Robbie Kondor – synthesizer
  • Annie Lennox– lead vocals, keyboards
  • David A. Stewart– keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Benmont Tench– Hammond organ
  • Corrado Rustici– guitar, guitar synthesizer
  • Ray Gomez – guitar solo
  • Doc Powell– guitar
  • Steve Khan– guitar
  • Mike Campbell– lead guitar
  • Carlos Santana– guitar solo
  • Randy Jackson– synth bass, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Louis Johnson– bass guitar
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Narada Michael Walden– drums, percussion, acoustic piano, keyboards
  • Yogi Horton– drums
  • Stan Lynch– drums
  • Shelly Yakus – drums
  • Steve Kroon – percussion
  • Gigi Gonaway– tambourine
  • The Santana Rhythm Section– percussion
  • Andy Narell – steel drums
  • Clarence Clemons– saxophone
  • Paul Riser– string arrangements
  • Dizzy Gillespie– trumpet solo
  • Kitty Beethoven – backing vocals
  • Carolyn Franklin– backing vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap– backing vocals
  • Vicki Randle– backing vocals
  • Sylvester– backing vocals
  • Jeanie Tracy – backing vocals
  • Martha Wash– backing vocals
  • Laundon Von Hendricks – backing vocals
  • Nikita Germaine – backing vocals
  • The Charles Williams Singers – choir
  • Craig Thomas – backing vocals
  • Karen Benington – backing vocals
  • Sandra Feva – backing vocals
  • Margaret Branch – backing vocals
  • Brenda Corbett – backing vocals
  • Sephra Herman – production coordination
  • Clive Davis– executive producer
  • Don Smith – engineer, mixing
  • Josh Abbey – engineer
  • David Frazer – engineer
  • Adam Williams – engineer
  • Jay Willis – assistant engineer
  • Moira Marquis – second engineer
  • Ray Pyle – second engineer
  • Paul Hamingson – second engineer
  • Gordon Logan – second engineer
  • Dominick Celani – assistant engineer
  • Dana Chappelle – second engineer
  • Tim Crich – second engineer
  • Maureen Droney – second engineer
  • Michael Brauer – additional mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Stephen Marcussen– original mastering
  • David A. Stewart – mixing
  • John Pinderhughes – photography
  • Donn Davenport – art direction
  • Artis Lane – painting

Track listing:

  1. Freeway of Love – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  2. Another Night – Beppe Cantarelli, Roy Freeland
  3. Sweet Bitter Love – Van McCoy
  4. Who’s Zoomin’ Who – Aretha Franklin, Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden
  5. Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves – Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart
  6. Until You Say You Love Me – Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden
  7. Ain’t Nobody Ever Loved You – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  8. Push – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  9. Integrity – Aretha Franklin
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In July 1982.

In July 1982, “Arista” label released “Jump To It”, the thirty-first Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Mediasound Studios” in New York City, “Record Plant” and “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, “Soundsuite” in Detroit, and was produced by Luther Vandross and Aretha Franklin. The album received the “American Music Award” for “Best Soul Album”.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals, rhythm and vocal arrangements
  • Doc Powell– guitar
  • Steve Love – guitar solo
  • Marcus Miller– bass, synthesizer, synthesizer and rhythm arrangements, keyboards
  • Francisco Centeno, Louis Johnson– bass
  • Yogi Horton, Buddy Williams– drums
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – congas, percussion
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Nat Adderley, Jr.– keyboards, rhythm arrangements
  • Luther Vandross– backing vocals, keyboards, rhythm and vocal arrangements
  • George Duke– acoustic piano solo
  • Sonny Burke– keyboards
  • Paul Riser, Leon Pendarvis, Jr., Jerry Hey– horn and string arrangements
  • George Young – soprano sax solo
  • Erma Franklin, Pam Vincent, Sandra Dance, Brenda White, Cissy Houston, Fonzi Thornton, Michelle Cobbs, Phillip Ballou, Tawatha Agee, Norma Jean Wright, Alexandra Brown, Darlene Love, Paulette McWilliams, Stephanie Spruill, Brenda Corbett – backing vocals
  • Four Tops– backing vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Levi Stubbs – lead vocals
  • Production coordination – Sephra Herman
  • Recorded and mixed by Michael Brauer
  • Additional engineers – Carl Beatty, Lee Keifer
  • Assistant engineers – Michael Christopher, Karat Faye, John Hanlon, Harry Spiridakis, Don Wershba, Warren Woods
  • Music contractors – Sephra Herma, Trevor Veitch
  • Art Direction, design – Ria Lewerke-Shapiro
  • Photography – Harry Langdon
  • Lettering – Sue Reilly

Track listing:

  1. Jump to It – Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
  2. Love Me Right – Luther Vandross
  3. If She Don’t Want Your Lovin’ – Sam Dees
  4. This Is for Real – Luther Vandross
  5. (It’s Just) Your Love – Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
  6. I Wanna Make It Up to You – Aretha Franklin
  7. It’s Your Thing – O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
  8. Just My Daydream – Smokey Robinson