The Electrifying Aretha Franklin Album

Artist(s): Aretha Franklin

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Tracklist

You Made Me Love You

length: 2:20
arranger: Richard Wess
piano: Tommy Flanagan and Aretha Franklin
bass: Jimmy Rowser
conductor: Richard Wess
trumpet: Joe Wilder
drums (drum set): Ted Sommer
cello: George Koutzen and Peter Makas
guitar: Mundell Lowe
saxophone: Phil Bodner
viola: Leon Frengut and Harold Furmansky
violin: Gene Orloff, Harry Katzman, Hinda Barnett, Tony Bambino, Julius Schachter and Arnold Eidus
composer: James V. Monaco
lyricist: Joseph McCarthy

You made me love you
I didn’t want to do it (no, no)
I didn’t want to do it (no, no)
You made me love you
And all the time you knew it
I guess you always knew it

You made me happy sometimes
And then you made me sad
And there were times, dear
You made me feel so bad

You made me sigh for
I didn’t want to tell ya (no, no)
I didn’t want to tell ya (no, no)
I want a love that’s true
Yes I do, you know I do, indeed I do

Give me, give me
Give me what I cry for
You know you got the brand of kisses that I’d die for
You know you made me love you

Ah, you made me sigh for
I didn’t want to tell ya (no, no)
I didn’t want to tell ya (no, no)
I want a love that’s true
Yes I do, indeed I do, you know I do

Give me, give me
Give me what I cry for
You know you got the brand of kisses that I’d die for
You know you made me love you

Ooooh, give me, give me
Give me what I cry for
You know you got the brand of kisses that I’d die for
You know you made me love you

I Told You So

length: 2:44
arranger: Richard Wess
bass: Bill Lee
conductor: Richard Wess
drums (drum set): Ted Sommer
guitar: Bucky Pizzarelli and Don Arnone
piano: Moe Wechsler
saxophone: Jerome Richardson, Romeo Penque, Stanley Webb and Toots Mondello
trombone: Jimmy Cleveland, Morty Bowman, Robert Alexander and Urbie Green
trumpet: Bernie Glow, Bernie Privin, Jimmy Nottingham and Joe Wilder
writer: J. Leslie McFarland, J. Leslie McFarland
I hate to say, I told you so
Though you deserve it, because you know
You left me crying for someone new
But all the heartache came back to you
Now you’re begging me to take you back
I told you so, I told you so

When you were king and ridding high
You thought your new love would never die
While you were laughing, I cried alone
You wouldn’t hear from me a bomb
Now you’re begging me to take you back
I told you so, I told you so

I think you’re so, I know you should’ve reap
I told you so, I told you so
You are alone and look before you leap
I told you so, I told you so
You can’t win when you’re a jumpin’ jack
I told you so, I told you so

I hate to say, I told you so
We lived in closely and said it slow
When you were leaving I told you then
You’re needing ever come back again
So let me tell you with a last goodbye
I told you so, I told you so
So let me, let me tell you with a last goodbye
I told you so, I told you so

Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody

length: 2:24
producer: Al Kasha
arranger: Richard Wess
bass: Russ Savakus
piano: Ernest Hayes and Aretha Franklin
background vocals: [unknown]
conductor: Richard Wess
drums (drum set): Gary Chester
guitar: Bucky Pizzarelli
saxophone: C. Massey
trombone: Robert Ascher
violin: Harry Katzman, Bernard Eichenbaum, Harry Lookofsky, George Ockner and Charles Libove
composer: Jean Schwartz
lyricist: Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young
Rock-a-bye your baby with a Dixie melody.
When you croon, croon a tune from the heart of Dixie.
Just place my cradle, mammy mine,
Right on the Mason Dixon line,
And swing it from Virginia
To Tennessee with all the love that's in ya.

Weep no more, my lady.
Sing that song again for me.
Soft and low, just as though
You had me on your knee.

A million baby kisses I'd deliver,
If you would only sing that Swanee River.
Rock-a-bye your rock-a-bye baby with a Dixie melody

Nobody Like You

length: 2:24
producer: John Hammond
arranger: Richard Wess
bass: Larry Gales
conductor: Richard Wess
drums (drum set): Jimmy Cobb
guitar: Mundell Lowe
piano: Aretha Franklin and Wynton Kelly
saxophone: Oliver Nelson and Jerry Dodgion
trombone: Al Grey
trumpet: Joe Newman
writer: Rev. James Cleveland, Rev. James Cleveland
I've looked around all over town
And I'm so lonely and so blue
I've looked around and all over
But I can't find nobody like you, you, you, yeah

Now, it's all so lonely since you went away
And I don't know what to do
I've looked around all over, over
I just can't find nobody, nobody like you

Tears seem to fall when I'm away, oh, when I'm away from you
And I've tried to understand the reason why
And now I know it's all, it's all because I love you, I love you so much
My heart is yours until the day that I die

And oh, why don't you hold me
Hold me and never, never let me go?
Why don't you, why don't you love me, love me
And vanish all thoughts of sorrow?
I love you, I love you, just can't find nobody like you

Exactly Like You

length: 2:37
arranger: Richard Wess
bass: Larry Gales
conductor: Richard Wess
drums (drum set): Jimmy Cobb
guitar: Mundell Lowe
piano: Aretha Franklin and Wynton Kelly
saxophone: Oliver Nelson and Jerry Dodgion
trombone: Al Grey
trumpet: Joe Newman
lyricist: Dorothy Fields
composer: Jimmy McHugh
I used to have a perfect sweetheart
Not a real one, just a dream
A wonderful vision of us as a team
Can you imagine how I feel now
Love is real now, it's ideal
You're just what I wanted
And now it's nice to live
Paradise to live

I know why I've waited
Know why I've been blue
Prayed each night for someone
Exactly like you

Why should we spend money
On a show or two
No one does those love scenes
Exactly like you

You make me feel so grand
I want to hand the world to you
I hope you'll understand
Each foolish little scheme I'm schemin'
And dream I'm dreamin'

Now I know why mother
Taught me to be true
She meant me for someone
Exactly like you

It's So Heartbreakin'

length: 2:40
arranger: Richard Wess
bass: Bill Lee
conductor: Richard Wess
drums (drum set): Ted Sommer
guitar: Bucky Pizzarelli and Don Arnone
piano: Aretha Franklin and Moe Wechsler
saxophone: Jerome Richardson, Toots Mondello, Stanley Webb and Romeo Penque
trombone: Urbie Green, Jimmy Cleveland, Morty Bowman and Robert Alexander
trumpet: Bernie Glow, Bernie Privin, Jimmy Nottingham and Joe Wilder
writer: J. Leslie McFarland, J. Leslie McFarland
It’s so heartbreaking when the one you love
Is in love with somebody else
When somebody you’ve been dreaming of
Is in love with somebody else
You can’t keep on smiling over rainy’s due
Keep on walking though you’ve gotta hold in your shoe
But it’s so heartbreaking when the one you love
Is in love with somebody else

John thought Jennie really love him true
Till he caught her kissing with Bill
John is so lonesome, don’t know what he’ll do
Since Jane went over the hills
So there goes Johnnie with a broken heart
He is just too good for nothing since they’re apart
Cause it’s so heartbreaking when the one you love
Is in love with somebody else

Oh, it’s so heartbreaking when you’re love is gone
And your dream love go up in smoke
And it’s so frightening, baby, when you love someone
And he thinks your love is a joke
Oh, you gotta keep on living till the day you die
But you’re so disgusted that you wonder why
Cause it’s so heartbreaking when the one you love
Is in love with somebody else

I said that it’s so heartbreaking when the one you love
Is in love with somebody else
It hurts so bad, yes it does
So heartbreaking when the one you love
Is in love with somebody else
That man really turn just back on
So heartbreaking when the one you love
Is in love with somebody else

Rough Lover

length: 2:48
arranger: Richard Wess
bass: Bill Lee
conductor: Richard Wess
drums (drum set): Ted Sommer
guitar: Don Arnone and Bucky Pizzarelli
piano: Aretha Franklin and Moe Wechsler
saxophone: Stanley Webb, Jerome Richardson, Romeo Penque and Toots Mondello
trombone: Morty Bowman, Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green and Robert Alexander
trumpet: Jimmy Nottingham, Bernie Glow, Joe Wilder and Bernie Privin
writer: J. Leslie McFarland
Now, listen here, girls
I’m gonna tell you
What I want right now

I want a rough lover
I want a man
I want a rough, tough lover
And I’ll find him if I can

He’s got to bite nails
Fight bears
And if I get sassy
Be a man who dares
To shut me up and kiss me
So I know he cares
I want a man

Don’t want a mean daddy
I want a boss
I want a mean, sweet daddy
Who the devil wouldn’t cross

He’s got to spit fire
Chew iron
Get mad and start roaring
Like a mountain lion
Then whisper that he loves me
So I know he’s mine
I want a man

I’m looking for a guy
Who’s big and strong
But weak for me
I’m looking for a guy
Who’ll ride around
But never, never set me free

I want a rough lover
I want a man
I want a rough, tough lover
With a sentimental plan

So he can kiss nice
Hug tight
He’s gotta be sweet and gentle
Day and night
But mean enough to make me
Want to treat him right
I want a man, oh, yeah

I’m looking for a guy
Who’s raving strong
But weak for me
I’m looking for a guy
Who’ll ride around
But never, never set me free

I want a rough lover
I want a man
I want a rough, tough lover
With a sentimental plan

So he can kiss nice
Hug tight
He’s gotta be sweet and gentle
Day and night
But mean enough to make me
Want to treat him right
I want a man

I want a man
I don’t want no creampuff, baby
Don’t want no butterfly
I want a man

Oh, yes, I do
Oh, yes, I do

Blue Holiday

length: 2:54
producer: John Hammond
arranger: Richard Wess
bass: Larry Gales
conductor: Richard Wess
drums (drum set): Jimmy Cobb
guitar: Mundell Lowe
piano: Wynton Kelly and Aretha Franklin
saxophone: Oliver Nelson and Jerry Dodgion
trombone: Al Grey
trumpet: Joe Newman
writer: Willie Denson, Luther Dixon
It's been a blue holiday since you've been gone
Oh my darling, won't you hurry, hurry home
It's been a blue holiday I'm all alone
You know I, I need your love to keep me warm
I cry when I hear the chapel bells ring
And sometimes I cry all through the night
Please oh please come, come back to me
And make my holiday bright
It's been a blue holiday my heart's in pain
My dear, I pray to have your love again

Blue blue blue blue blue holiday my heart's in pain
My dear, I pray to have your love again
I pray to have your love again
It's been a blue blue holiday

Just for You

length: 2:21
arranger: Richard Wess
piano: Tommy Flanagan
bass: Jimmy Rowser
conductor: Richard Wess
trumpet: Joe Wilder
drums (drum set): Ted Sommer
cello: George Koutzen and Peter Makas
guitar: Mundell Lowe
saxophone: Phil Bodner
viola: Harold Furmansky and Leon Frengut
violin: Tony Bambino, Harry Katzman, Hinda Barnett, Julius Schachter, Gene Orloff and Arnold Eidus
writer: J. Leslie McFarland, J. Bailey
I’ll say goodbye to all that old friends
Just for you, just for you
If we can be together, just we two

I’ll stay at home all week and weekends
If you’ll be there with me
Our lust will be a drift, you just wait and see

I’ll forget the old days
When running around was fun
Through the years and always
You’ll be the only one

I’ll save my love and my affection
Just for you, I’ll be true
As long as I may live, I’ll live just for you

That Lucky Old Sun

length: 3:21
arranger: Richard Wess
piano: Tommy Flanagan
bass: Jimmy Rowser
conductor: Richard Wess
trumpet: Joe Wilder
drums (drum set): Ted Sommer
cello: Peter Makas and George Koutzen
guitar: Mundell Lowe
saxophone: Phil Bodner
viola: Leon Frengut and Harold Furmansky
violin: Gene Orloff, Harry Katzman, Hinda Barnett, Tony Bambino, Julius Schachter and Arnold Eidus
composer: Beasley Smith
lyricist: Haven Gillespie
Up in the mornin' out on the job, work like the devil for my pay
But that lucky old sun has nothin' to do
But roll around heaven all day
Fuss with my woman toil for my kids
Sweat 'til I'm wrinkled and gray
While that lucky old sun has nothin' to do
But roll around heaven all day

Good Lawd above, can't you know I'm pinin'
Tears all in my eyes
Send down that cloud with a silver linin'
Lift me to paradise
Show me that river

Take me across and wash all my troubles away
Like that lucky old sun, give me nothin' to do
But roll around heaven all day

Up in the mornin' out on the job,
Work like the devil for my pay
But that lucky old sun has nothin' to do
But roll around heaven all day
Fuss with my woman toil for my kids
Sweat 'til I'm wrinkled and gray
While that lucky old sun has nothin' to do
But roll around heaven all day

Good Lawd above, can't you know I'm pinin'
Tears all in my eyes
Send down that cloud with a silver linin'
Lift me to paradise
Show me that river

Take me across and wash all my troubles away
Like that lucky old sun, give me nothin' to do
But roll around heaven all day

I Surrender, Dear

length: 2:47
producer: Al Kasha
arranger: Richard Wess
bass: Russ Savakus
piano: Aretha Franklin and Ernest Hayes
background vocals: [unknown]
conductor: Richard Wess
guitar: Bucky Pizzarelli
saxophone: C. Massey
trombone: Robert Ascher
violin: Harry Lookofsky, Harry Katzman, George Ockner, Charles Libove and Bernard Eichenbaum
composer: Harry Barris
lyricist: Gordon Clifford
We've played the game of 'stay away'
But it costs more than I can pay
Without you I can't make my way
I surrender, dear.

I may seem proud and I may act gay
That's just a pose, I'm not that way.
Cause deep down in my heart I say,
I surrender, dear.

Those little mean things we were doing
Must have been part of the game
Lending a spice to the wooing
Oh, but I don't care who's to blame

When stars appear and shadows fall
Then you'll hear my poor heart call
To you my love, my life, my all
I surrender, dear

Oh, to you my love, my life, my all
I surrender, dear

Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive

length: 2:18
producer: John Hammond
arranger: Richard Wess
bass: Larry Gales
conductor: Richard Wess
drums (drum set): Jimmy Cobb
guitar: Mundell Lowe
piano: Wynton Kelly and Aretha Franklin
saxophone: Oliver Nelson and Jerry Dodgion
trombone: Al Grey
trumpet: Joe Newman
lyricist: Johnny Mercer
composer: Harold Arlen
Gather 'round me, everybody
Gather 'round me, while I preach some

The topic will be sin
And that's what I'm agin'
If you wanna hear my story
Then settle back and just sit tight
While I start reviewing
The attitude of doing right

You got to ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive
E-lim-i-nate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with mister inbetween

You got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
And have faith, or pandemonium
Liable to walk upon the scene

To illustrate my last remark
Jonah in the whale, noah in the ark,
What did they do, just when everything looked so dark?
Man, they said, we better

Ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive
E-lim-i-nate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with mister inbetween