Mar 302014
 

from LIVING IN THE STREETS/THERE’S A STAR FOR EVERYONE (single)

written by Rod Temperton

“Living In The Streets” was an irresistible dance tune included in Aretha Franklin’s 1981 album “Love All The Hurt Away.” Written by hit pop/R&B songwriter Rod Temperton, this catchy song and the entire album was produced by the legendary Arif Mardin. “Living In The Streets” presented a deluxe instrumental track arranged by Temperton with Jerry Hey and delivered by some of the most amazing musicians of that era.

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May 062007
 

From A ROSE IS STILL A ROSE
Written by David Foster, Greg Charley & John Winston

Aretha Franklin released “A Rose Is Still A Rose” in 1998. The Queen Of Soul surrounded herself with an all-star lineup of producers and writers including the new wave of top hip-hop, nu soul music makers like Jermaine Dupri, The Fugees’ Lauryn Hill and Puff Daddy. Continue reading »

May 222005
 

From LOVE ALL THE HURT AWAY
Written by Sam Dees

“Love All The Hurt Away,” released in 1981, was Aretha Franklin’s second project for Arista. It marked another collaboration with L.A. session kings like David Foster, Robbie Buchanan, Greg Phillinganes and the guys of Toto under Arif Mardin’s brilliant production. Continue reading »

Mar 142004
 

From ARETHA
Written by Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggin

This song is an incredible dance jam, it’s a wonderful, “funkified” version of the Doobie Brothers’ Grammy winner hit single. “Aretha” was a good comeback record for Franklin, who reunited with her former producer Arif Mardin who lead her to meet the new stars of the recording studios like David Foster and Toto. Continue reading »