Aretha Franklin – Young, Gifted and Black (1972)

Young, Gifted and Black is the 13th studio album by American soul singer Aretha Franklin, released in 1972 on Atlantic.

Tracklist:
A1. “Oh Me Oh My (I’m a Fool for You Baby)” (3:39)
A2. “Day Dreaming” (3:58)
A3. “Rock Steady” (3:12)
A4. “Young, Gifted and Black” (3:32)
A5. “All the King’s Horses” (3:53)
A6. “A Brand New Me” (4:23)
B1. “April Fools” (3:27)
B2. “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” (3:32)
B3. “First Snow in Kokomo” (4:04)
B4. “The Long and Winding Road” (3:36)
B5. “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)” (3:40)
B6. “Border Song (Holy Moses)” (3:19)

Credits:
Aretha Franklin – lead vocals (all), piano (A1-A4, A6, B2-B6), celesta (A5), Fender Rhodes (B1)
Donny Hathaway – Hammond organ (A1, A3, A5, A6, B2, B3), Fender Rhodes (A2)
Billy Preston – Hammond organ (A4, B4, B6)
Hugh McCracken – guitar (A1, A6)
Cornell Dupree – guitar (A2-A5, B1-B6)
Don Arnone – acoustic guitar (A2)
Eric Gale – bass guitar (A1, A6)
Chuck Rainey – bass guitar (A2-A5, B1, B3-B6)
Al Jackson Jr. – drums (A1, A6)
Bernard Purdie – drums (A2, A3, A5, B1, B2, B5)
Ray Lucas – drums (A4, B4, B6)
Dr. John – percussion (A3)
Robert Popwell – percussion (A3), bass guitar (B2)
Neil Rosengarden – vibraphone (A5), trumpet (B3)
Wayne Jackson – trumpet (A3, B2)
Andrew Love – tenor saxophone (A3, B2)
Hubert Laws – alto flute (A2), flute (B1, B5)
Arif Mardin – horn, string and woodwind arrangements (A1, A2, A4-B1, B3-B4)
Gene Orloff – concertmaster (A1, A2, A4-B1, B3-B4)
Tom Dowd – horn arrangements (A3, B2)
The Sweet Inspirations – backing vocals (A1, A4, A6, B6)
Pat Smith – backing vocals (A2, A3, A5, B1-B3, B5)
Carolyn Franklin – backing vocals (A2, A3, A5, B2-B4)
Erma Franklin – backing vocals (A2, A3, A5, B2-B4)
Margaret Branch – backing vocals (A2, A3, A5, B1-B5)
Ann S. Clark – backing vocals (A2, A3, A5, B1-B3, B5)
Ronald Bright – backing vocals (B6)
J.R. Bailey – backing vocals (B6)
Sammy Turner – backing vocals (B6)
Producers – Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler (all tracks); Tom Dowd (Tracks A2-A5 & B1-B6).
Engineers – Gene Paul (Tracks A1, A4, A6 & B3-B6); Howard Albert, Ron Albert and Chuck Kirkpatrick (Tracks A2, A3, A5, B1 & B2)

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