Aretha Franklin - Live at Fillmore West (1971)
Soul | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Atlantic/Rhino 8122-77629-2 | rel: 2006 | 890Mb
Aretha Franklin's 1971 album Live at Fillmore West was as seminal a soul breakthrough as Albert King's visit had been for blues. It finally cemented her status beyond soul audiences as both a recording and live attraction, and it matched her with a phenomenal rhythm section in King Curtis and the Kingpens. Franklin adroitly mixed pop, rock, and soul material throughout the three nights, including Stephen Stills' "Love the One You're With," and Bread's "Make It With You," and the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby," as well as tried and true favorites "Respect," "Don't Play That Song," and "Spirit in the Dark," which brought Ray Charles out of the audience for a spirited duet.