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On August 13, 1962.

On August 13, 1962, “Columbia” label released “The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin”, the third  Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded April 27; May 4–5; May 11, at “Columbia Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Robert Mersey.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – vocals, piano
  • Robert Mersey- personal supervisor, arrangements, conductor
  • Don Hunstein – cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Cry, Baby – Saul Bernie, James P. Johnson, Stella Unger
  2. Try a Little Tenderness – James Campbell and Reginald Connelly, Harry M. Woods
  3. I Apologize – Al Hoffman, Al Goodhart, Ed Nelson
  4. Without the One You Love – Aretha Franklin
  5. Look for the Silver Lining – Jerome Kern, B.G. DeSylva
  6. I’m Sitting on Top of the World – Ray Henderson, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young
  7. Just for a Thrill – Lil Hardin Armstrong, Don Raye
  8. God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.
  9. I’m Wandering – Berry Gordy, Jr., Tyran Carlo
  10. How Deep Is the Ocean – Irving Berlin
  11. I Don’t Know You Anymore – Gary Geld, Peter Udell
  12. Lover Come Back to Me – Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II

 

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On October 15, 1966.

On October 15, 1966, “Stax” label released “Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul”, the fifth Otis Redding studio album, and his last solo studio album released before his death. It was recorded May – September 1966, and was produced by Jim Stewart, Booker T. & the MG’s, Isaac Hayes and David Porter.

Personnel:

  • Otis Redding – vocals
  • Booker T. Jones, Isaac Hayes- keyboards, piano, organ
  • Steve Cropper– guitar
  • Donald Dunn– bass guitar
  • Al Jackson Jr.– drums
  • Wayne Jackson, Sammy Coleman, Gene “Bowlegs” Miller– trumpet
  • Gil Caple, Andrew Love, Joe Arnold – tenor saxophone
  • Floyd Newman– baritone saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) – Steve Cropper, Otis Redding
  2. I’m Sick Y’all – Steve Cropper, David Porter, Otis Redding
  3. Tennessee Waltz – Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart
  4. Sweet Lorene – Isaac Hayes, Alvertis Isbell, Otis Redding
  5. Try a Little Tenderness – Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Harry M. Woods
  6. Day Tripper – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  7. My Lover’s Prayer – Otis Redding
  8. She Put the Hurt on Me – Otis Redding
  9. Ton of Joy – Otis Redding
  10. You’re Still My Baby – Chuck Willis
  11. Hawg for You – Otis Redding
  12. Love Have Mercy – Isaac Hayes, David Porter