Young, Gifted and Black

Young, Gifted and Black

Infobox Album
Name = Young, Gifted and Black
Type = Album
Artist = Aretha Franklin


Released = January 24, 1972
Recorded = August 1970 - February 1971
Genre = Deep soul Southern soul Soul
Length = 44:46
Label = Atlantic Records
Producer = Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:kzfoxqu5ldhe link]
*"Rolling Stone" (favorable) [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/arethafranklin/albums/album/108218/review/5944015/young_gifted_and_black link]
* [http://www.warr.org/ Warr.org] Rating|4.5|5 [http://www.warr.org/franklin.html#YGB link]
Last album = "Aretha's Greatest Hits"
(1971)
This album = "Young, Gifted and Black"
(1972)
Next album = "Amazing Grace"
(1972)

"Young, Gifted and Black" is a soul album by Aretha Franklin, released in 1972. It takes its title from the Nina Simone song "To Be Young, Gifted and Black", which is included on the album.

"Young, Gifted and Black" won a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. In 2003 the TV network VH1 named it the 76th greatest album of all time.

Track listing

Personnel

*Dr. John - Percussion
*Aretha Franklin - Piano, Celeste, Piano (Electric), Vocals
*Donny Hathaway - Organ, Piano (Electric)
*Billy Preston - Organ
*Sammy Turner - Vocals (bckgr)
*Hubert Laws - Flute, Flute (Alto)
*Chuck Rainey - Bass
*J.R. Bailey - Vocals (bckgr)
*Carolyn Franklin - Vocals (bckgr)
*Erma Franklin - Vocals (bckgr)
*The Memphis Horns - Ensemble
*The Sweet Inspirations - Vocals (bckgr)
*Jack Adams - Engineer
*Howard Albert - Engineer
*Ron Albert - Engineer
*Don Arnone - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar
*Margaret Branch - Vocals (bckgr)
*Ann S. Clark - Vocals (bckgr)
*Cornell Dupree - Guitar
*Jimmy Douglass - Engineer
*Tom Dowd - Arranger, Producer
*Chuck Kirkpatrick - Engineer
*Eric Gale - Bass
*Lewis Hahn - Engineer
*Dan Hersch - Remastering
*Bill Inglot - Remastering
*Wayne Jackson - Trumpet
*Andrew Love - Sax (Tenor)
*Ray Lucas - Percussion, Drums
*Arif Mardin - Arranger, Producer, Remixing
*Michael Mazzarella - Research
*Hugh McCracken - Guitar
*Gene Orloff - Concert Master
*Gene Paul - Engineer
*Gary Peterson - Research
*Robert Popwell - Bass, Percussion
*Bernard "Pretty" Purdie - Percussion, Drums
*Neal Rosengarden - Percussion, Trumpet, Vibraphone
*Pat Smith - Vocals (bckgr)
*Jerry Wexler - Producer
*Ronald Bright - Vocals (bckgr)
*Don Cassale - Engineer
*Al Jackson, Jr. - Drums
*David Nathan - Liner Notes
*Geoff Gans - Reissue Art Director
*Patrick Milligan - Research
*Howie Albert - Engineer
*Stanislaw Zagorski - Cover Design

Chart positions


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