Latest update on 02/03/2018

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.

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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