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VOL № C048 — May 2021

Live at Fillmore West

King Curtis
Why you'll love it...
Aretha Franklin’s 1971 stand at the Fillmore West was meant, by her and her longtime producer Jerry Wexler, as a coronation. She’d spent the better part of the previousfive years at the top of the charts, and she toured stadiums around the U.S., but Wexler and Franklin were curious how powerful her crossover potential actually was. Would she go over with crowds used to seeing the Grateful Dead or Janis Joplin or The Allman Brothers Band? It was a moment to test Franklin’s mettle on an away court, the musical version of a football team dominating so mightily that they decide to conquer baseball too. When it came time to book the band backing Franklin at the Fillmore, Wexler and Franklin needed one that could both rock and fit the bill for the tightest soul outfit running, especially sin...
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1 lp
33 1/3 rpm
Vinyl Size
12 inch
180 gram
Foil Stamped
Tip-On; Gatefold
Mastering Studio
Sterling Sound
Mastering Engineer
Ryan Smith
Pressing Location
Remastering Details
(AAA) Lacquers Cut from the Original Analog Tapes
Listening Notes Booklet by Andrew Winistorfer
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