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Aretha Franklin songs recorded at Criteria Recording Studios in Miami

Miami’s Criteria Recording Studios was ground zero for a number of Franklin’s most timeless projects.
 
Franklin helped make Criteria, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, a world-renowned recording hub tucked away at 1755 NE 149th St., N. Miami, FL. 
 
Franklin’s “Spirit in the Dark” sessions would yield two pop and R&B hits via “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)“ and the title track when the album was released in the summer of 1970.
 
Duane Allman and Greg Allman, played on the album’s “When the Battle Is Over.”
 
The signature piano intro of “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)“ was played live inside Criteria by Franklin on a Baldwin grand in Studio B. 
 
Live albums: 6
Compilation albums: 45
Studio albums: 42
Singles: 131
 
Aretha Franklin songs recorded at Criteria Recording Studios in Miami 
 
"Son of a Preacher Man"
Released: January 21, 1970
Format: 7" single
Recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami; 1969
 
Genre: R&B, Soul
Length:  3:16 (single version)
Label: Atlantic
Songwriter: Aretha Franklin
Producer(s): Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
 
 
Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul, proclaimed that she was "Young, Gifted and Black." 
 
Aretha Franklin ‎– Young, Gifted And Black
Label: Atlantic ‎– SD 7213
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, PR 
Country: US
Released: 24 Jan 1972
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Soul
 
Tracklist:
A2    Day Dreaming
Written-By – Aretha Franklin    3:58
A3    Rock Steady
Written-By – Aretha Franklin    3:12
A5    All The King's Horses
 
B2    I've Been Loving You Too Long
Written-By – Jerry Butler, Otis Redding    3:32
B3    First Snow In Kokomo
Written-By – Aretha Franklin    4:04
 
A2, A3, A5, B2 & B3 were recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida
 
Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/article216666960.html#storylink=cpy
 
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The Queen of Soul Dies, Aretha Franklin was ‘76

Aretha Franklin, 76, Passed Away

Aretha Franklin — who has previously struggled with her health — passed away today at 76-years-old.
 
Aretha was last seen recently performing at an Elton John charity event. She has been ill for a long time, She did not want people to know and she didn’t make it public.
 
Franklin was born in Memphis, Tenn. in 1942, the daughter of the famous pastor and civil rights activist C. L. Franklin. Aretha Franklin spent 56 years as a legendary singer and songwriter. Franklin has the third-most Grammy Awards for any female artist in history. Back in 1987, Aretha was the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the greatest talents in the American Culture.
 
Live albums: 6
Compilation albums: 45
Studio albums: 42
Singles: 131
 
She has won 18 competitive Grammy’s and two honorary Grammy’s. She has 20 No.1 singles on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart and two No.1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: "Respect" (1967) and "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (1987), a duet with George Michael. Since 1961, she has scored a total of 45 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. She also has the most million-selling singles (14) of any female artist[citation needed]. Between 1967 and 1982 she had 10 No.1 R&B albums—more than any other female artist. In 1987, Franklin became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
 
Franklin has been battling cancer for many years, and that her weight was down to 85 lbs. We are so saddened to report that the Queen of Soul is gone. Franklin was alert and speaking, tweeting, right up to the end. 
 
The Queen of Soul’s was surrounded by close friends and family. Aretha Franklin’s family are “asking for prayers and privacy.”