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Track Listing
CD1
1. There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood (Jvb Lp100, Battle 6100) 1956
2. Precious Lord, Pt. 1 (Jvb 75, Jvb Lp100, Battle 6100) 1956
3. Precious Lord, Pt. 2 (Jvb 75, Jvb Lp100, Battle 6100) 1956
4. You Grow Closer (Jvb 47, Jvb Lp100, Battle 6100) 1956
5. Never Grow Old (Jvb 47, Jvb Lp100, Battle 6100) 1956
6. The Day Is Past And Gone (Jvb Lp100, Battle 6100) 1956
7. He Will Wash You White As Snow (Jvb Lp100, Battle 6100) 1956
8. While The Blood Runs Warm (Jvb Lp100, Battle 6100) 1956
9. Yield Not To Temptation (Jvb Lp100, Battle 6100) 1956
10. Right Now (Columbia 4-41923, Cl1612) 1961
11. Today I Sing The Blues (Columbia 3-41793, Cl1612) 1961
12. Love Is The Only Thing (Columbia 3-41793, Cl1612) 1961
13. Over The Rainbow (Cl1612) 1961
14. By Myself (Cl1612) 1961
15. Won't Be Long (Columbia 4-41923, Cl1612) 1961
16. All Night Long (Cl1612) 1961
17. It Ain't Necessarily So (Cl1612) 1961
18. Sweet Lover (Cl1612) 1961
19. Who Needs You ? (Cl1612) 1961
20. Are You Sure ? (Columbia 4-41985, Cl1612) 1961
21. Maybe I'm A Fool (Columbia 4-41985, Cl1612) 1961
22. Kissin' By The Mistletoe (Cl1699) 1961
23. Operation Heartbreak (Columbia 4-42157) 1962

CD2
1. I Surrender Dear (Columbia 4-42266, Cs8561) 1962
2. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody (Columbia 4-42157, Cs8561) 1962
3. I Told You So (Cs8561) 1962
4. Rough Lover (Columbia 4-42266, Cs8561) 1962
5. It's So Heartbreakin' (Cs8561) 1962
6. You Made Me Love You (Cs8561) 1962
7. Just For You (Cs8561) 1962
8. Blue Holiday (Cs8561) 1962
9. That Lucky Old Sun (Cs8561) 1962
10. Accentuate The Positive [Mister In-Between] (Cs8561) 1962
11. Exactly Like You (Cs8561) 1962
12. Nobody Like You (Cs8561) 1962
13. Try A Little Tenderness (Columbia 4-42520, Cs8676) 1962
14. I Apologize (Cs8676) 1962
15. Without The One You Love (Columbia 4-42456, Cs8676) 1962
16. Don't Cry Baby (Columbia 4-42456, Cs8676) 1962
17. I'm Wandering (Cs8676) 1962
18. I Don't Know You Anymore (Cs8676) 1962
19. Lover Come Back To Me (Cs8676) 1962
20. How Deep Is The Ocean ? (Cs8676) 1962
21. I'm Sitting On Top Of The World (Cs8676) 1962
22. Look For The Silvery Lining (Cs8676) 1962
23. Just For A Thrill (Columbia 4-42520, Cs8676) 1962
24. God Bless The Child (Columbia 4-42625, Cs8676) 1962
25. Trouble In Mind (Columbia 4-42625) 1962

JVB LP100, Battle 6100 ‘Songs Of Faith’ LP
CS8561 ‘Aretha Franklin With The Ray Bryant Combo’ LP
CS8561 ‘The Electrifying Aretha Franklin’ LP
CS8676 ‘The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin’ LP
Artist:
Aretha Franklin
Title:
The Complete Releases 1956-62 (2CD)
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ADDCD3194
Format:
CD
Price £9.99
• For several decades Aretha Franklin has enjoyed the accolade of being called “The Queen Of Soul”, a position that was cemented by her landmark 1967 pop and R&B No. 1 “Respect”.

• However, her career as a recording artist was a decade old by that time, having honed her style and singing gospel, jazz and blues- influenced material in her late teens.

• This great value 48-track collection brings together all of her recordings which were released through to 1962, by which time she had established a reputation as a distinctive, soulful and dynamic performer and had made early inroads in both the R&B and pop charts.

• It comprises her debut recordings as a gospel artist on the 10” LP “Songs Of Faith”, for Joe Von Battle’s JVB label, made when she was just 14 years old, and then all her singles for Columbia, most of which came from her three albums for the label “Aretha Franklin With The Ray Bryant Combo”, “The Electrifying Aretha Franklin” and “The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin”, the complete content of which is also included, along with a track from a multi-artist Christmas compilation.

• It’s a thorough showcase for her talent and style in the early years of her career
Also Available By - Aretha Franklin