Artist: Aretha Franklin
Title: A Bit Of Soul
Genre: R&B
Release Date: 1965
Duration: 00:53:45
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Label: Columbia/Legacy

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin’s church as a child. In 1960, at age 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as ‘Respect’, ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’ and ‘Think’. These hits and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade.

Franklin eventually recorded a total of 88 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries and twenty number-one R&B singles, becoming the most charted female artist in the chart’s history. Franklin also recorded acclaimed albums such as I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Lady Soul, Young, Gifted & Black and Amazing Grace before experiencing problems with her record company by the mid-1970s. After her father was shot in 1979, Franklin left Atlantic and signed with Arista Records, finding success with a cameo appearance in the film, The Blues Brothers and with the albums, Jump to It and Who’s Zoomin’ Who?. In 1998, Franklin won international acclaim for singing the opera aria, ‘Nessun Dorma’, at the Grammys of that year replacing Luciano Pavarotti. Later that same year, she scored her final Top 40 recording with ‘A Rose Is Still a Rose’.


  1. Follow Your Heart – 2:30
  2. Only the One You Love – 2:29
  3. One Step Ahead – 2:39
  4. Can’t You Just See Me – 2:07
  5. How to Murder Your Wife – 2:59
  6. A Little Bit of Soul – 2:26
  7. Cry Like a Baby – 2:18
  8. Her Little Heart Went to Loveland – 2:38
  9. Remember Me – 2:17
  10. Land of Dreams – 2:19
  11. Little Miss Raggedy Ann – 2:14
  12. Deeper – 2:15
  13. I Still Can’t Forget – 2:56
  14. Rose of Washington Square – 2:40
  15. Take It Like You Give It (Mono Mix) – 1:55
  16. Follow Your Heart (Mono Mix) – 2:28
  17. Only the One You Love (Mono Mix) – 2:24
  18. One Step Ahead (Mono Mix) – 2:29
  19. How to Murder Your Wife (Mono Mix) – 2:51
  20. A Little Bit of Soul (Mono Mix) – 2:21
  21. Cry Like a Baby (Mono Mix) – 2:08
  22. Her Little Heart Went to Loveland (Mono Mix) – 2:35