The Queen Of Soul (Rhino/Atlantic)
by Aretha Franklin
FOR FANS OF: The Caravans, Mahalia Jackson, Whitney Houston
Rating: 4 Stars
At 87 songs with remastered sound quality, there’s simply no way a soul, R&B or gospel devotee could pass up this extensive four-disc Aretha Franklin compilation. No major stone is left unturned from her 1967-1976 Atlantic Records tenure, as the preacher’s daughter-turned-secular-standout shines on a series of hits, inspirational tunes and lesser-known rarities that make a pretty convincing case this Queen’s reign will last forever.
– Andy Argyrakis
WE LIKE: “Bridge Over Troubled Water”