Album of the Day
This Girl's In Love With You
Aretha Franklin had an uncanny ability to take virtually any song and make it her own, and her 1970 collection THIS GIRL'S IN LOVE WITH YOU displays that talent to fine effect. Along with her original “Call Me,” Franklin transforms material made famous by The Beatles (“Eleanor Rigby”), The Band (“The Weight,” featuring Duane Allman on slide guitar) and Dusty Springfield (“Son of a Preacher Man,” a song Aretha had originally turned down) with her distinctive delivery. Her dazzling vocal gymnastics may take center stage here, but the collection also shows off the Queen of Soul's skills as a pianist. Produced by Atlantic Records stalwarts Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin, THIS GIRL'S IN LOVE WITH YOU turns 50 years old today, and we're still in love with Aretha Franklin.