Who Sang Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive? Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin The Electrifying Aretha Franklin cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen
Release Date: 1962
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Soul
length: 2:18
arranger: Richard Wess
bass: Larry Gales
conductor: Richard Wess
drums (drum set): Jimmy Cobb
guitar: Mundell Lowe
piano: Aretha Franklin and Wynton Kelly
saxophone: Jerry Dodgion and Oliver Nelson
trombone: Al Grey
trumpet: Joe Newman
Some other versions of "Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive"

Lyrics
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

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 You Made Me Love You
  • 2 I Told You So
  • 3 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody
  • 4 Nobody Like You
  • 5 Exactly Like You
  • 6 It's So Heartbreakin'
  • 7 Rough Lover
  • 8 Blue Holiday
  • 9 Just for You
  • 10 That Lucky Old Sun
  • 11 I Surrender, Dear
  • 12 Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive

  • Release information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin