Aretha Franklin's debut for the Atlantic label is one of the classics of an artist who can surely be called the soul diva par excellence. Over 75 million records sold speak for themselves. In 1987, she was the first woman to be inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame", in addition to a total of 18 !!!! grammy Awards won so far. By the way, she also has the most chart listings of any female artist on the US Billboard. Impressive
And the album? An eruption of soul and R&B. A competent backing band (legendary musicians from Muscle Shoals and the Atlantic Studios), with Jerry Wexler a legendary producer and an artist who sings soulfully, soulfully and expressively, plays piano excellently are responsible for it. The album starts with the groundbreaking hit "Respect", (which also became a super hit for Otis Redding), followed by other great songs like the title track and the soulful "Do Right Woman - Do Right Man", great covers like Ray Charles' "Drown in My Tears" or Sam Cooke's "Good Times", just to name the most important ones.