Aretha Franklin

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY – October 14, 2021: ARETHA - A Closer Look (Pt 8): 1970 TV Duet With Tom Jones

The eighth in the series of in-depth commentaries by David Nathan, co-producer of the 2021 4CD career-spanning box set "ARETHA," on some of the rarities and previously unreleased tracks included, with a focus on Aretha’s spectacular 1970 performance on ‘This Is Tom Jones,’ in a duet of “It’s Not Unusual” and “See Saw”…

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY - October 7, 2021: ARETHA - A Closer Look (Pt 7): Call Me (Alternate Version)

Continuing the exploration of various previously undiscovered recordings that are among the many musical treasures to be found on the the acclaimed 2021 spanning 4CD set, "ARETHA," co-producer David Nathan checks out the alternate version of “Call Me,” one of The Queen Of Soul’s signature tunes that kicked off her ongoing chart reign in 1970…

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY - September 30, 2021: ARETHA - A Closer Look (Pt 6): Rock Steady (Alternate Mix/Take)

Continuing the ongoing series of giving the background to key tracks from the 2021 career-spanning 4CD set, "ARETHA" that illustrate ‘The Queen Of Soul’ at work in the studio, co-producer David Nathan checks out the alternate take/mix and longer version of the Franklin classic, “Rock Steady” found on Disc 2…

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY - September 23, 2021: ARETHA - A Closer Look (Pt 5): Brand New Me (Alternate Take 6)

As part of delving into the alternate takes that are among the many highlights of the stunning 2021 spanning 4CD set, "ARETHA," co-producer David Nathan sheds a light on how ‘The Queen Of Soul’ brought a whole new feel to the song, “Brand New Me," track 9 on Disc 3…

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY - September 16, 2021: ARETHA - A Closer Look (Pt 4): You’re All I Need To Get By

Continuing the ongoing series of taking a closer look at tracks from the 2021 career-spanning 4CD set, "ARETHA" that illustrate ‘The Queen Of Soul’ at work in the studio, co-producer David Nathan focuses on Aretha’s 1971 version of the Motown classic, “You’re All I Need To Get By” from Disc 2…

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY - September 9, 2021: ARETHA - A Closer Look (Pt 3): I Say A Little Prayer

Continuing the series of giving the background to the rarities, hidden gems and previously unreleased tracks to be found on ”ARETHA,” the 2021 career-spanning 4CD Rhino box set, co-producer David Nathan takes a closer look at the historic 1981 one-time only pairing of Aretha and Dionne Warwick from the US television show “Solid Gold”…

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY - September 2, 2021: ARETHA - A Closer Look (Pt 2): Until You Come Back To Me (Demo)

As part of an ongoing series delving into many gems, rarities and previously unreleased tracks to be found on the 2021 career-spanning 4CD set, "ARETHA," co-producer David Nathan takes a closer look at the 1973 demo of "Until You Come Back To Me," found on Disc 3....

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY - August 26, 2021: ARETHA - A Closer Look (Pt 1): Ooo Baby Baby

With the release of ARETHA, a first-of-its-kind career-spanning Rhino 4CD box set that chronicles the recordings of the iconic Aretha Franklin from 1956 to 2015, the project's co-producer David Nathan takes a closer look at some of the rarities, hidden gems and previously unreleased tracks in a multi-part series. First up is "Ooo Baby Baby," Aretha's 1979 duet with Smokey ...