Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington Album

Artist(s): Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Franklin Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington Cover Art

Tracklist

Unforgettable

length: 3:42
producer: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
vibraphone: Teddy Charles
composer: Irving Gordon
lyricist: Irving Gordon

Unforgettable
That's what you are
Unforgettable
Tho' near or far
Like a song of love that clings to me
How the thought of you does things to me
Never before has someone been more
Unforgettable in every way
And forever more, that's how you'll stay
That's why darling it's incredible
That someone so unforgettable
Thinks that I am unforgettable too

Cold, Cold Heart

length: 4:37
producer: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
harmonica: Buddy Lucas
organ: Ernest Hayes
composer: Hank Williams
lyricist: Hank Williams
I tried so hard, my dear, to show
That you're my every dream
Yet you're afraid each thing I do
Is just some evil scheme
A memory from your lonesome past
Keeps us so far apart
Why can't I free your doubtful mind
And melt your cold, cold heart

Another love before my time
Made your heart sad and blue
And so my heart is paying now
For things I didn't do
In anger unkind words are said
That make the teardrops start
Why can't I free your doubtful mind
And melt your cold, cold heart

You'll never know how much it hurts
To see you sit and cry
You know you need and want my love
Yet you're afraid to try
Why do you run and hide from lies
To try, it just ain't smart
Why can't I free your doubtful mind
And melt your cold, cold heart

There was a time when I believed
That you belonged to me
But now I know your heart
Is shackled to a memory
The more I learn to care for you
The more we drift apart
Why can't I free your doubtful mind
And melt your cold, cold heart

What a Diff'rence a Day Made

length: 3:32
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
composer: María Grever
lyricist: Stanley Adams
What a difference a day makes
Twenty four little hours
From the sun and the flowers
Where there use to be rain.
My yesterday was blue dear
Today I'm a part of you dear.
My lonely nights are through dear
Since you said you were mine.

What a difference a day makes
There's a rainbow before me.
Skies now blues once were stormy
Just before I missed that thrilling.
And don't know when you
Find romance on your menu
What a difference a day makes.
And that difference is you

Drinking Again

length: 3:30
producer: Robert Mersey
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
trumpet: Ernie Royal
tenor saxophone: Buddy Lucas
organ: Paul Griffin
lyricist: Johnny Mercer
composer: Doris Tauber
Drinkin' again
Thinking of when you loved me
Having a few
Wishing that you were here

Making the rounds
Buying a round for total strangers
Just being a fool
'Cause I keep hoping, hoping, hoping you'll appear

Sure I can borrow a smoke
I can sit here all night and tell these jokers some jokes
But who wants to laugh, who's gonna laugh at a broken heart
Oh, my heart is aching, I swear it's breaking

And I'm drinking again
Thinking of when you loved me
And I'm tryin' to get home
With nothin', nothin' but a memory

Yes, I'm dying to get home
Dying to get home
And I got nothin' but a bottle of beer
And just my memory

Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning

length: 5:12
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
drums (drum set): Gary Chester
writer: Tom Delaney, Pearl Delaney
Nobody knows the way I feel this morning
I said nobody knows the way I feel this morning
If I had my way
The graveyard would be the place my man would lay
Nobody knows the way I feel this morning
Well I pawned everything I had
Everything I had this morning
Well I pawned everything I had
Everything I had this morning
I pawned my ring, my gold watch and chain
I'm not proud of myself
I got a little bit of shame
Nobody knows the way I feel this morning
Well I feel like screaming
Screaming and crying this morning
Well I feel like screaming
Screaming and crying this morning
And I'm a leaving here on the southbound train this morning
And I'm a leaving here on the southbound train this morning
And I'm a leaving here on the southbound train
And let me tell you that nothing is ever gonna bring your sweet baby back again
Nobody knows the way I feel this morning

Evil Gal Blues

length: 2:43
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
organ: Paul Griffin
composer: Leonard Feather
lyricist: Lionel Hampton
I'm an evil gal don't you bother with me, no
I said I'm an evil gal don't you mess around with me, mmhmm
Well I'll empty your pockets and fill you with misery, yes I will!
If you tell me good mornin'
I'm gon' tell you that's a lie
If you say hello baby I'mma give you the evil eye
I'mma evil gal don't you mess around with me, mmhmm
I'm gonna empty your pockets and fill you with misery, yes I will
I want caviar for breakfast, champagne every night,
I want a midnight snack for every man that I invite
I'm an evil gal don't you mess around with me, no
So goodbye baby I'm gonna set you free
Whoa if you wanna be happy honey don't you mess around with me
I said if you wanna be happy don't you mess around with me, no
'Cause I'll empty your pockets and fill you with misery
Yeah yeah oh I'm evil

Oh if you wanna be happy don't you hang out with me, no more
I said if you wanna be happy, honey, don't you hang out with me
You'd better not
'Cause I'll empty your pockets and I'll set you free
And I'm so proud that's how I am!

Don't Say You're Sorry Again

length: 2:48
producer: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
trumpet: Bob Ascher
bass: George Duvivier
writer: Art Berman, Eugene West, Leo Pearl
Please, don’t say you’re sorry again
Remember our previous said before
Don’t say you’re sorry again
You’ll only hurt me some more

You take such delight
And you think it’s alright
In making me blue
I don’t complain
Why I’ve got to be insane
For stringing along with you?

Please, dont, don’t say it again
You’ll overdo it, overdo it someday
I won’t be, I won’t believe you and then
There’ll be the devil to pay

Well, if that’s what you want
Then just say the word
And I’ll be on my way
But, please, please, don’t say it
Don’t say it, don’t say it again
Or you’ll be sorry someday

This Bitter Earth

length: 4:36
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
composer: Clyde Otis
lyricist: Clyde Otis
This bitter earth
What fluted passed
What good is love
That no one wants to share
And if my life is like the dust
That haunts the rose
Tell me what good am I
Heaven only knows
Well I found it can be so cold
Today oh
And before you know it
Too soon you've grown old
But while a voice within me cries
Someone may answer my call
And this bitter earth
May not be so bitter after all

If I Should Lose You

length: 3:40
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
piano: Ernest Hayes
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
composer: Ralph Rainger
lyricist: Leo Robin
If I should lose you
The stars would fall from the skies
If I should lose you
The leaves would wither and die

The birds in May time
Would sing a lonely refrain
And I would wander around
Hating the sound of rain

With you beside me
No wind in winter would blow
With you beside me
A rose would bloom in the snow

I gave you my love
But I was living a dream
And living would seem in vain
If I lost you

Soulville

length: 2:24
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
organ: Paul Griffin
lead vocals & background vocals: Aretha Franklin
piano: Aretha Franklin
writer: Henry Glover, Dinah Washington, Morris Levy, Titus Turner
Soulville, Soulville

Come on and
Show me the way
To get to Soulville, baby
Show me the way to go home
(The way to go home)

Show me the way
To get to Soulville, baby
Oh, that's where I belong
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

Show me the way
To get to Soulville, baby
Show me the way to go home
(The way to go home)

Show me the way
To get to Soulville, baby
Oh, that's where I belong

I'm gonna see some soul folks
Who know all the tricks
Oh, yeah, oh, yeah
Oh, yeah, oh, yeah

I'm gonna eat soul food
Well, now, it'll make you limber
It'll make you quick, it'll make you twist
Over the candlestick
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Going to Soulville, honey
Show me the way to go home
(The way to go home)

Show me the way to
Get to Soulville, honey
Oh, that's where I belong

Come on and lead me
Right on down to Soulville
Right on down to Soulville
I wanna go down to Soulville
Right on down, yeah

Soul folks who
Know all the tricks
Oh, yeah, oh, yeah
Oh, yeah, oh, yeah

I'm gonna eat soul food
Well, now, it'll make you limber, yes, it will
It'll make you quick, it'll make you monkey
Over the candlestick
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

Ooh, Soulville, baby
Show me the way to go home
(The way to go home)
Lead me to Soulville, baby
Oh, that's where I belong

Come on and lead me
Right on down to Soulville
Right on down to Soulville

Take me, honey
Right on down to Soulville
I gotta make a phone call
Right on down to Soulville
Oh, lead me, right on down
Lead me right on down

Talking 'bout the candied sweets
Down in Soulville
I'm talking 'bout the black eyed peas
Down in Soulville, oh, yeah
Yes Sir, down in Soulville