Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Queen

Recorded for some swinging variety show in 1964, Aretha appears playing a song never before released except for a rare b-side. The hook for One Step Ahead was later made famous by Mos Def for his aptly titled song Ms. Fat Booty. There isn't really a much better voice in mid-60's soul than a young and vibrant Aretha, and this song is a great example of her abilty to belt out hymnals, and lilt with seductive melodies. This kind of stuff makes me giddy. Enjoy!


R. Falch said...

Nice work, Bruce. This is a great part of Aretha's career, when her music was more gospel.

I've been e-mailing and blasting this all over today.

theryanburk said...

I read that on wikipedia, too, Falch.