DO RIGHT WOMAN, DO RIGHT MAN

Latest update on 18/07/2018

Artist: Aretha Franklin
Author: Dan Penn/Chips Moman
Label: Atlantic
Year: 1967

B-side of I Never Loved A Man and finished in New York with a couple of Muscle Shoals Swampers flown over. There was a Sandy Posey master recorded for Chips Moman four days before Aretha's but it remained unreleased. Posey was the secretary of Moman's American Studio.

Covers:

1967:

Sweet Inspirations

1967:

Oscar Toney Jr.

1967:

William Bell

1967:

Etta James

1968:

Otis Clay

1968:

Billy Vera & Judy Clay

1968:

Joe Tex

1969:

Dionne Warwick

1969:

Flying Burrito Brothers

1969:

Cher [recorded at MSS and released on album 3614 Jackson Highway, which is the adress of this Muscle Shoals studio]

1969:

Delaney & Bonnie

1970:

Brenda Lee

1971:

Joan Baez

1971:

Barbara Mandrell [top 20 C&W]

1972:

Joe Cocker

1972:

Esther Phillips

1972:

Ian Matthews

1973:

Lulu

1974:

Kitty Wells

1976:

Billie Jo Spears

1977:

Elkie Brooks

1978:

Phoebe Snow

1981:

Barbara Dickson

1983:

Willie Nelson

1985:

Johnny Adams

1991:

Commitments [vocal: Niamh Kavanagh]

1993:

Marva Wright

1994:

Dan Penn [author]

1994:

Maceo Parker

1994:

Whitney Houston

1996:

Chonita Turner

1998:

Beverley Knight

1999:

Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham

2003:

Sinéad O'Connor

2003:

Sheryl Crow & Willie Nelson

2014:

Martina McBride

Penn & Moman also cowrote The Dark End Of The Street (see there). On page 263-64 of his autobiography The Man From Muscle Shoals (2015 - Heritage Builders), FAME labelboss Rick Hall explains in detail what really caused Aretha Franklin's refusal to ever set foot again in that studio.

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