Aretha Franklin 1968, DON CHARISMA

I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin

One of the best Aretha Franklin tracks ever made, another favourite of mine … 144 million views on YouTube, so I guess it’s quite popular with others too !

The second version is the “official” one (I think) … I couldn’t tell any difference in the audio between the two, and the first one, has some great photos of Aretha. So, I included both for you, you decide which one you want to listen to.

Aretha Franklin 1968, DON CHARISMA

“I Say a Little Prayer” also returned to the Pop & R&B Top Ten in the fall of 1968 via a recording by Aretha Franklin taken from her 1968 album Aretha Now. Franklin and background vocalists The Sweet Inspirations were singing the song for fun while rehearsing the songs intended for the album when the viability of their recording “I Say a Little Prayer” became apparent, significantly re-invented from the format of the Dionne Warwick original via the prominence of Clayton Ivey’s piano work. Similar to the history of Warwick’s double-sided hit, the Aretha Franklin version was intended for the B-side of the July 1968 single release “The House That Jack Built” but began to accrue its own airplay that August. In October 1968 “I Say a Little Prayer” reached number ten on the Hot 100 and number three on the R&B singles chart. The same month the single was certified Gold by the RIAA. “Prayer” became Franklin’s ninth and last consecutive Hot 100 top 10 hit on the Atlantic label. Franklin’s “Prayer” has a special significance in her UK career, as with its September 1968 No. 4 peak it became Franklin’s biggest UK hit; subsequently Franklin has surpassed that track’s UK peak only with her No. 1 collaboration with George Michael, “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)”.

Source – Wikipedia

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Don Charisma


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