They were going for gospel power wrapped up in palatable pop.What I like most about her voice is what she could have done with that kind of range and control.It's hard to find material good enough to match the talent. Greatest Love of All - Whitney HoustonI Will Always Love You - Whitney HoustonOne Moment in Time - Whitney HoustonAnd compare:1960s:You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman - Aretha FranklinWritten by Carole King.I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You - Aretha FranklinAbout that album:"While the inclusion of "Respect" -- one of the truly seminal singles in pop history -- is in and of itself sufficient to earn I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You classic status, Aretha Franklin's Atlantic label debut is an indisputable masterpiece from start to finish. Much of the credit is due to producer Jerry Wexler, who finally unleashed the soulful intensity so long kept under wraps during her Columbia tenure; assembling a crack Muscle Shoals backing band along with an abundance of impeccable material, Wexler creates the ideal setting to allow Aretha to ascend to the throne of Queen of Soul, and she responds with the strongest performances of her career. While the brilliant title track remains the album's other best-known song, each cut on I Never Loved a Man is touched by greatness; covers of Ray Charles' "Drown in My Own Tears" and Sam Cooke's "Good Times" and "A Change Is Gonna Come" are on par with the original recordings, while Aretha's own contributions -- "Don't Let Me Lose This Dream," "Baby, Baby, Baby," "Save Me," and "Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business)" -- are perfectly at home in such lofty company. A soul landmark. 1980s:United Together - Aretha Franklin
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