Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Get It Right
Genres: Pop, R&B
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Franklin Gets It Right
I. Gross Georg | Edmond, Oklahoma USA | 05/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Aretha's Usual Best -- She Gets It Right!It's great fun to hear Aretha Franklin's post-Memphis offerings. Yes, this one's from 1983, and the people who weren't even born when this originally came out won't get it, being raised to listen to [...], but those like me who are old enough to remember Aretha on transistor radio and black-and-white TV will be happy with this, safe in the knowledge that Aretha's preaching every song as usual.I don't have the luxury of being a typical Aretha Franklin fan and snob . Never would I propose to tell Ms. Franklin, the master, how to sing. No, I merely react to what my ears tell me. What they're telling me is that this disc is designed to groove to in a big way. It's made for the dance floor, would be the perfect music for any generation's senior prom, or for simply groovin' in the kitchen trying to get supper on, that is, if you're old enough to know how to cook without radio waves.A personal note: The title song was written especially for her by fallen friend Luther Vandross, who also tried and failed to tell Ms. Franklin how to sing this song, and who does his own top-drawer version on his Virgin release, "I Know". I'm also fond of "Better Friends Than Lovers", a slow jam deluxe in pure ReeRee style. Gotta love the [...] bass in "Pretender", and what about those pseudo-rap vocals? Go on, girl!I have to admire, too, how Aretha Franklin takes a remake and makes it all her own, something I wish more people had the creativity to do. Again, the kids won't care, but oldsters please listen to what she does with the Temps' "I Wish It Would Rain" and see that I'm right.You can bet someone who is in the studio as little as Aretha Franklin can't but out anything less than top-drawer. Yes, the CD is relatively short, because, after all, it was recorded for the LP. But the fact that you don't get much value for the money on these older re-releases is not the fault of Ms. Franklin or the CD's arrangers and producers. If you usually like what you hear from Aretha Franklin, whether you're an original fan or a new one, don't be afraid to buy this CD thinking you'll get something less than quality. That will never happen. What little is there is the gold standard, and you can expect nothing less from Aretha Franklin."
Areatha And Luther Part Deax
Andre S. Grindle | Brewer Maine | 03/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"'Get It Right' is Aretha's second and unfortunately final album with Luther Vandross,which is a pitty because Luther did all that he could to make her album a priority rather then produce just more great singles.The title track sounds alot like
"Jump To It",as does"Every Girl (Wants A Guy,as does the whole
album really."Pretender" is one of the funkiest soul numbers Aretha threw down in the 80's and "I Wish It Would Rain"
is an uptempo cover that (however it shouldn't) actually tears the Tempt's classic to shreds."Giving In","When You Love Me Like That" and "Better Friends Then Lovers" are all classic Franklin ballads,as with all her 80's tunes featuring her vocals in a slightly smokier context then her classic period.
Nevertheless 'Get It Right' is (sadly) a very rare gem on CD that needs to be snapped up emmediately if ever seen cheaply."
Aretha, The Queen Of Soul
Andre S. Grindle | 05/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As the title says, there's no other like Aretha. After the succsesfull '60's and '70's soul years, she started at the early '80s focussed on a sound mixed with Funk and Soul. With upcoming artists like Luther Vandross, Fonzi Thornton, Marcus Miller (contributed on this album) this is one of the samples. Just like the former album "Jump To It", sophisticated with style. Excellent uptempo songs and slow jams. Just perfect,"