Aretha Franklin 1968, DON CHARISMA

Respect – Aretha Franklin / Otis Redding

Another double musical whammy, straight from the Don Charisma playlist. Otis wrote the song, and later became a much bigger hit for Aretha.

Let me know in the comments which one you like best.

Aretha

Aretha Franklin 1968, DON CHARISMA

Otis

Otis Redding,portrait, public domain, DON CHARISMA

“Respect” is a song written and originally released by American recording artist Otis Redding in 1965. The song became a 1967 hit and signature song for soul singer Aretha Franklin. The music in the two versions is significantly different, and through a few changes in the lyrics, the stories told by the songs have a different flavor. Redding’s version is a plea from a desperate man, who will give his woman anything she wants. He won’t care if she does him wrong, as long as he gets his due respect when he brings money home. However, Franklin’s version is a declaration from a strong, confident woman, who knows that she has everything her man wants. She never does him wrong, and demands his “respect”. Franklin’s version adds the “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” chorus and the backup singers’ refrain of “Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me…”.

Source – Wikipedia

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No Woman, No Cry – Bob Marley And The Wailers

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Classic Bob Marley. Couldn’t decide which version I prefer, so I posted both (second one is 12″ extended about 12 minutes). …. But, on balance I prefer the second version.

“No Woman, No Cry” is a reggae song by Bob Marley and the Wailers. The song first became known in 1974 from the studio album Natty Dread. This studio version used a drum machine. The live version from the 1975 album Live! was released as a single and is the best known version; it was included on the greatest hits compilation Legend, and was recorded at the Lyceum Theatre in London on July 17, 1975 as part of his Natty Dread Tour.

 

Source – Wikipedia

Photo Courtesy CC2.0Eddie Mallin

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Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine - James Brown, DON CHARISMA

Sex Machine 12″ – James Brown

Or more correctly – “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine”. Another oldie but classic. Video has been cleverly cut to match the audio, props to the video maker !

“Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine” is a song recorded by James Brown with Bobby Byrd on backing vocals. Released as a two-part single in 1970, it was a no. 2 R&B hit and reached no. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100.

 

Source – Wikipedia

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Bill Withers – Lovely Day

Water lily flower and Bill Withers. Good match ?

I think this version of the song is remixed or remastered.

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