Aretha Franklin

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 ...

ARETHA FRANKLIN: Rare Classic Soul 1977 Interview

We mark the August 16, 2018 passing of Aretha Franklin, the undisputed ‘Queen Of Soul’ with this seldom-seen interview that occurred spontaneously and unexpectedly one summer evening in 1977 when Aretha called from Encino, California to share with David Nathan in New York about her then-new album “Sweet Passion” and more,…