Aretha Franklin: Columbia Years - JazzWax

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March 25, 2011


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Allen Lowe

I've said this before, but one of the more interesting things about her Columbia 'standards' recordings is how much her basic volcal delivery owes to none other than Al Jolson - and not just on Rockabye Your Baby, which she did record for the label -

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