Aretha's greatest days were with Atlantic, starting in 1967, but her Columbia years are also of interest.

Won’t Be Long (J. Leslie (Johnny) McFarland) McFarland arranged and produced the album.
Over the Rainbow (E.Y. Harburg, H. Arlen) Classic introduced in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz by Judy Garland [Decca 2672]; other popular recordings at the time were by Glenn Miller [Bluebird 10366], Bob Crosby [Decca 2657] and Larry Clinton [Victor 26174].
Love Is the Only Thing (J. Leslie McFarland)
Sweet Lover (S. Wyche, J. Leslie McFarland)
All Night Long (Curtis R. Lewis) published 1960
Who Needs You? (J. Burns, B. Holiday) ?published 1960 - posthumous for Billie?
Right Now (J. Leslie McFarland)
Are You Sure? (Meredith Willson) Sung by Tammy Grimes in The Unsinkable Molly Brown , 1960 Broadway show.
Maybe I’m a Fool (J. Leslie McFarland)
It Ain’t Necessarily So (I. Gershwin, G. Gershwin) The song is from Gershwin’s 1935 folk opera Porgy and Bess, sung by the character Sportin’ Life, played by John W. Bubbles in the original cast, and by Sammy Davis Jr. in the 1959 film. 1935 recordings include Leo Reisman, featuring Edward Matthews [Brunswick 7562] and Bing Crosby [Decca 806]. Vocal on the 1940 cast album was by Todd Duncan, and the 1959 soundtrack version featured Cab Calloway in the role [Columbia 2016]. A jazz version was released in 1957 by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald [Verve MGC-4011-2], and in 1958 by Miles Davis [Columbia CL 1274].
(Blue) By Myself (J. Leslie McFarland, J. Bailey)
Today I Sing the Blues (C. Lewis, C. Hammer) Helen Humes [‘48, Mercury 8077]
Single: Operation Heartbreak (C. Williams, A. Kasha, A. Thomas)
You Made Me Love You (Joe McCarthy, James Vincent Monaco) 1913 vaudeville and recording hit for Al Jolson [Columbia A-1374], also sung in vaudeville by Belle Baker, Santley & Norton, and Ruth Roye. Will Halley also had a popular recording [Victor 17381]. It was revived in 1942, featured in the film Syncopation, recorded by Harry James [Columbia 36296], Judy Garland [Decca 1463] and Jimmy Dorsey, featuring Helen O’Connell [Decca 4142].
I Told You So (John Leslie McFarland)
Rock-a-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody (Sam M. Lewis, Jean Schwartz, Joe Young) Another big hit for Al Jolson, sung by him in the show Sinbad [Columbia A-2560], sung in vaudeville by Norma Bell. Also recorded by Arthur Fields (Pathe 20360) and Vernon Dalhart (Edison Amberol 3586). Revived as a hit for Jerry Lewis in 1956 [Decca 30124].
Nobody Like You (James Cleveland) The minister.
Exactly Like You (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) Introduced by Harry Richman and Gertrude Lawrence in 1930 show Lew Leslie’s International Revue. Besides Richman, other 1930 recordings include Louis Armstrong, Casa Loma Orchestra, Ruth Etting, Sam Lanin.
It’s So Heartbreakin’ (John Leslie McFarland)
Rough Lover (John Leslie McFarland)
Blue Holiday (Luther Dixon, Willie Dennison or Denson) The Shirelles, on their 1961 LP The Shirelles Sing to Trumpets and Strings [Scepter SP-502]
Just For You (J. Bailey, John Leslie McFarland)
That Lucky Old Sun (Haven Gillespie, Harry Beasley Smith) was a hit in 1949 for Frankie Laine [Mercury 5316], Vaughn Monroe [RCA Victor 20-3531], Louis Armstrong [Decca 24752], Sarah Vaughan [Columbia 38559], and Frank Sinatra [Columbia 38608].
I Surrender, Dear (Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford) 1931 song with popular recordings by Gus Arnheim, featuring Bing Crosby [Victor 22618] and Earl Burtnett featuring Don Dewey [Brinswick 6034].
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) Sung by Bing Crosby and Sonny Tufts in the 1945 film Here Come the Waves. Popular recordings by co-writer Johnny Mercer [Capitol 180], Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters [Decca 23379], Artie Shaw, featuring Imogene Lynn [Victor 20-1612] and Kay Kyser, featuring Dolly Mitchell [Columbia 36771].
Don’t Cry Baby (Bernice, Johnson, Unger) Erskine Hawkins w. Jimmy Mitchelle vocal [‘43, Bluebird 30-0813], Mabel Scott [‘48, Exclusive 35X], Orioles [‘52, Jubilee 5092], Etta James [‘61, Argo 5393].
Try a Little Tenderness (Campbell, Connelly, Woods) First recorded by Ray Noble, vocal Val Rosing [‘32, Victor 24263], and Bing Crosby [’33, Brunswick 6480], and popular in 1933 for Ted Lewis [Columbia 2748-D] and Ruth Etting [Melotone 12625]. Recorded by Sinatra in 1946 [Columbia 36920] and Little Miss Cornshucks [’51, Coral 65090].
I Apologize (Goodhart, Hoffman, Nelson) Bing Crosby [‘31, Brunswick 6179], Nat Shilkret, featuring Paul Small [‘31, Victor 22781], Billy Eckstine [‘51, MGM 10903], Jackie Wilson [‘62, Body and Soul Brunswick BL 54105].
Without the One You Love (A. Franklin)
Look For the Silver Lining (DeSylva, Kern) 1920 song featured in the shows Sally (sung by Marilyn Miller & Irving Fisher) and Good Morning Dearie (‘21), with hit recordings in 1921 by Marion Harris [Columbia A-3367] and Edna Brown (Elsie Baker) & Charles Harrison [Victor 18731].
I’m Sitting on Top of the World (Henderson, Lewis, Young) Hit in 1925 for Al Jolson [Brunswick 3014], Roger Wolfe Kahn [Victor 19845] and Frank Crumit [Victor 19928], and in 1953 by Les Paul & Mary Ford [Capitol 2400]. One of the songs re-recorded by Jolson for the 1946 film The Jolson Story [‘47, Al Jolson Souvenir Album Decca 575].
Just For a Thrill (L. Armstrong, D. Raye) Introduced in 1936 by Lil Armstrong [Decca 1182]. With Jimmy Dorsey’s version [‘39, Thesaurus 710 album? featuring Helen O’Connell], Don Raye was added as a co-writer.
God Bless the Child (B. Holiday, A. Herzog) Billie Holiday [‘41, Okeh 6270].
I’m Wandering (Tyran Carlo, Berry Gordy Jr.) Jackie Wilson [’58, Brunswick 55070].
How Deep Is the Ocean (Berlin) A 1932 hit for Guy Lombardo, featuring Carmen Lombardo [Brunswick 6399], Paul Whiteman, featuring Jack Fulton [Victor 24141], Rudy Vallee [Columbia 2724-D], Ethel Merman [Victor 24146] and Bing Crosby [Brunswick 6406], who sang it on radio. Revived in 1945 by Benny Goodman, featuring Peggy Lee [Columbia 36754] and Paul Weston, featuring Margaret Whiting [Capitol 214].
I Don’t Know You Anymore (Geld, Udell) Jackie Wilson [‘62, Body and Soul Brunswick BL 54105].
Lover Come Back To Me (Hammerstein, Romburg) Hit in 1929, sung by Evelyn Herbert in the 1928 show The New Moon, for Paul Whiteman, featuring Jack Fulton [Columbia 1731-D], the Arden-Ohman Orchestra, featuring the Revelers [Victor 21776] and Rudy Vallee [Victor 21880].
Skylark (J. Mercer, H. Carmichael) A 1942 song popular for Glenn Miller, featuring Ray Eberle [Bluebird 11462], Dinah Shore [Bluebird 11473], Harry James, featuring Helen Forrest [Columbia 36533] and Bing Crosby [Decca 4193].
For All We Know (Coots, Lewis) Nat King Cole [‘49, Capitol 57-643], Sonny Til [‘51, Jubilee 5066], Orioles [‘56, Vee Jay 228], Nina Simone [‘60, Bethlehem 11087], Sarah Vaughan [‘60, Mercury 71669], Flamingoes [‘62, End 1116], Dinah Washington [‘62, Roulette 4444].
Make Someone Happy (Comden, Green, Styne) Sung by John Reardon in the 1961 Broadway musical Do Re Mi. Charted slightly for Perry Como [RCA Victor 7812]; also recorded within the next few years by June Christy, Doris Day, Robert Goulet, Carmen MacRae, Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington.
I Wonder (Where Are You Tonight) (A. Franklin, T. White)
Solitude (DeLange, Ellington, Mills) Duke Ellington [‘34, Brunswick 6987; also 1945, Victor 27-0055, featuring Al Hibbler, Joya Sherrill, Kay Davis and Marie Ellington]. Another popular recording was by the Mills Blue River Band, Lucky Millinder’s group, featuring Chuck Richards on vocals [’35, Columbia 2994]. On Ella Fitzgerald’s The Duke Ellington Song Book [‘57, Verve MGV 4008-2]
Laughing on the Outside (B. Wayne, B. Raleigh) 1946 hit for Dinah Shore [Columbia 36964], Sammy Kaye, featuring Billy Williams [RCA Victor 1856], Andy Russell [Capitol 252], Teddy Walters, featuring Lou Bring [ARA 135] and the Merry Macs [Decca 18811].
Say It Isn’t So (Berlin) 1932 hit for George Olsen, featuring Paul Small [Victor 24124], Rudy Vallee [Columbia 2714-D], Ozzie Nelson [Brunswick 6372] and Connie Boswell [Brunswick 6393].
Until the Real Thing Comes Along (Cahn, Chaplin, Freeman, Holiner, Nichols) Sung by Ethel Waters in the 1931 revue Rhapsody in Black, but not recorded by her. Hit in 1936 for Andy Kirk, featuring Pha Terrell [Decca 809], Fats Waller [Victor 25374], Jan Garber, featuring Russell Brown [Decca 891] and Erskine Hawkins, featuring Billy Daniels [Vocalion 3280]; charted briefly for the Ink Spots in 1941 [Decca 3958].
If Ever I Would Leave You (A.J. Lerner, F. Loewe) Sung by Robert Goulet as Lancelot in the 1960 musical Camelot.
Where Are You (Adamson, McHugh) ) From the 1937 film Top of the Town, sung by Gertrude Niesen [Brunswick 7837]. A hit for Mildred Bailey [Vocalion 3456], also recorded by Tommy Dorsey, featuring Jack Leonard [Victor 25474]. Title song to a Frank Sinatra LP [‘57, Capitol W855], and a mild pop hit for Dinah Washington ['62, Roulette 4424].
Mr. Ugly (Norman Mapp, Massey) Mapp was a jazz vocalist-songwriter, but I can’t find an earlier version of this song.
I Wanna Be Around (Mercer, Vimmerstedt) Written and published in 1959, it was made popular by Tony Bennett in 1963 [Columbia 42634].
Unforgettable (I. Gordon) (Gordon) ]. Charted for Dinah Washington [‘59, Mercury 71508]. Introduced by Nat King Cole [‘51, Capitol 1808], and also charted for the Dick Hyman Trio [‘54, MGM 11743Cold, Cold Heart Dinah Washington [Mercury 8267-X45] did an R&B cover of this country hit for Hank Williams [‘51, MGM K10904]. Covered pop by Tony Bennett [Columbia 4-39449].
What a Difference a Day Made (S. Adams, M. Grever) Dinah Washington [‘59, Mercury 71435] (Grever, Adams) was originally a Spanish song ‘Cuando Vuelvo a Tu Lado’ recorded in New York by Chiquito Socarras with Pedro Via’s orchestra [‘34, Victor]. The Dorsey Brothers recorded it in English as ‘What a Diff’rence a Day Made’ featuring Bob Crosby on vocals [‘34, Decca 283]. Other recording include Benny Carter with Maxine Sullivan on vocals [’41, Bluebird 11197], Andy Russell [’44, Capitol 167], and Charlie Barnet feat. Kay Starr [‘44, Decca 18620], and Sarah Vaughan [’48, Musicraft 552].
Drinking Again (B. Tauber, J. Mercer) Dinah Washington [‘62, album title song Roulette R25183]
Evil Gal Blues (L. Feather) Dinah Washington [‘44, Keynote 605].
Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning (Tom Delaney, Pearl Delaney) Dinah Washington, from Back to the Blues [‘63, Roulette R25189]. Recorded in 1924 by Margaret Johnson with Clarence Williams’Blue Five (feat. Sidney Bechet on soprano sax), then Monette Moore [‘24, Ajax 17086], Josephine Beatty (Alberta Hunter) & the Red Onion Jazz Babies (feat. Louis Armstrong on cornet, Bechet on soprano sax) [‘24, Gennett 5626], Clara Smith (also with Armstrong) [‘25, Columbia 14058-D], Rosa Henderson [’25, Vocalion 14995], and Sidney Bechet [‘40, Victor 26663].
Don’t Say You’re Sorry Again (I. Berman, L. Pearl, E. West) Dinah Washington B-side [‘51, Mercury 8211-X45].
This Bitter Earth (Clyde Otis) 1960 hit for Dinah Washington [Mercury 71635].
If I Should Lose You (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) Sung by Gladys Swarthout & John Boles in the 1936 film Rose of the Rancho; recorded by Richard Himber , featuring Stuart Allen [Victor 25179], and Isham Jones, featuring Woody Herman [Decca 605]. Dinah Washington [‘62, Tears and Laughter Mercury SR 60661]
Soulville (T. Turner, M. Levy, R. Glover, D. Washington) Single for Dinah Washington [‘63, Roulette 4490], from Titus Turner [‘62, Enjoy 1015].
Mockingbird (C. Foxx, I. Foxx) Inez Foxx [‘63, Symbol 919] has lyrics based on the American lullaby ‘Hush Little Baby’.
How Glad I Am (Harrison, Williams) Nancy Wilson [‘64, Capitol 5198]
Walk On By (H. David, B. Bacharach) Dionne Warwick [‘64, Scepter 1274].
My Guy (Robinson) Mary Wells [‘64, Motown 1256].
Every Little Bit Hurts (E. Cobb) Brenda Holloway [‘64, Tamla 54094].
Shoop Shoop Song (Clark) Betty Everett [Vee Jay 585], first recorded by Merry Clayton [‘63, ‘It’s In His Kiss’ Capitol 4984].
You’ll Lose a Good Thing (B.L. Ozen) Barbara Lynn (Ozen) [‘62, Jamie 1220].
I Can’t Wait Until I See My Baby’s Face (Meade, Taylor) Justine (Baby) Washington [‘64, Sue 214], Pat Thomas [‘64, Verve 10333].
It’s Just a Matter of Time (Benton, Otis) Brook Benton [‘59, Mercury 71394].
Runnin’ Out of Fools (Kay Rogers, Richard Ahlert)
Two Sides of Love (Roy Alfred, Del Serino)
One Room Paradise (J. Leslie McFarland) Covered by the Raelets with the Ray Charles Orchestra in 1967 [Tangerine TRC 972].
Until You Were Gone (J. Byers) Betty Everett [‘64, Vee jay 610]
You Made Me Love You (McCarthy, Monaco) see above on Electrifyin’
Follow Your Heart (Belford Hendricks, Van McCoy) Van McCoy [’62, Liberty 55457]
Ol’ Man River (Hammerstein, Kern) was featured in the ’28 show ’Show Boat’, sung by Jules Bledsoe. It was recorded by Paul Whiteman [Victor 21218 with Bing Crosby, Victor 35912 with Paul Robeson], the Revelers [Victor 21241], and Al Jolson
Sweet Bitter Love (Van McCoy)
A Mother’s Love (Clifford Owens -pseudonym of Clyde Otis) Roy Hamilton [‘57, Capitol 9203], Johnnie Ray & Timi Yuro [‘61, Liberty 54000]
Swanee (I. Caesar, G. Gershwin) 1920 song added to the 1918 show Sinbad, sung on stage by Al Jolson, whose recording was a big hit [Columbia A-2884]. Performed in vaudeville by Grace Howard, and in band concerts by Sousa’s Band; recorded by the All Star Trio [Victor 18651], Nicholas Orlando [Pathe 22266] and the Peerless Quartet [Victor 18688].
I’m Losing You (No, No) (Joy Byers) 1965 song
Take a Look (Clyde Otis) 1965 song, won a 1993 Grammy for Natalie Cole
Can’t You Just See Me (Belford C. Hendricks) 1965 song
Cry Like a Baby (Josephine Armstead, Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson) 1964 song
This Could Be the Start of Something (Steve Allen) Written by Steve Allen for the score of the 1954 TV musical production The Bachelor, and used by him as a theme song. It has been recorded by several pop and jazz artists.
If I Had a Hammer (Hays, Seeger) ‘The Hammer Song’ was recorded by the Weavers [‘49, Charters] but not released. It was published in Sing Out! magazine in 1950, its first issue. Libby Frank in 1952 insisted on a change in the lyrics. Seeger recorded it for Folkways in 1956 on Love Songs of Friends and Foes [F 2453]. It was on the Limeliters’ self-titled debut [‘60, Elektra EKL-180]. It was a hit in 1963 for Peter, Paul & Mary [‘62Warner 5296] and Trini Lopez [Reprise 20, 198].
Once in a Lifetime (Bricusse, Newley) Sung by Anthony Newley in the British musical Stop the World - I Want to Get Off [‘61, Decca F11376].
More (Newell, Oliveiro, Ortolani) Theme for the Italian documentary film Mondo Cane, it was a pop instrumental hit for Kai Winding [Verve 10295], with a vocal version by Vic Dana [‘63, Dolton 81].
Misty (J. Burke, E. Garner) A composition jazz pianist Errol Garner [‘54, Mercury 70442], a pop hit by Johnny Mathis [Columbia 41483]. Sarah Vaughan’s version is well known [’59, Mercury 71477]. There have been several other charting versions throughout the years.
There Is No Greater Love (Jones, Symes) 1936 song by Isham Jones, featuring Woody Herman [Decca 704], also recorded by Duke Ellington, featuring Ivie Anderson [Brunswick 7625]. There have been many pop and jazz recordings through the years, including Billie Holiday [‘47, Decca 23853] and Dinah Washington [‘55, Dinah Jams Emarcy MG 36000].
Love For Sale (Cole Porter) Sung by Kathryn Crawford in the 1931 show The New Yorkers, with recordings by Libby Holman [Brunswick 6044], Waring's Pennsylvanians [Victor 22598] and later by Hal Kemp ['39, Victor 26278]. Sung by Ella Fitzgerald in The Cole Porter Song Book [‘56, Verve MGV 4001-2]
Muddy Water (J. Trent, P. deRose, H. Richman) A 1926 stage and recording hit for one of its writers, Harry Richman [Brunswick 3435], with other recordings by Paul Whiteman, featuring Bing Crosby [Victor 20508], Ben Bernie, featuring Frank Munn [Brunswick 3414] and Bessie Smith [Columbia 14197-D].
Today I Love Everybody (Harold Arlen, Dorothy Fields) From the 1953 film The Farmer Takes a Wife, sung by Betty Grable and chorus.
Without the One You Love (A. Franklin)
Trouble In Mind (R.M. Jones) Introduced by Thelma La Vizzo accompanied by the writer, Richard M. Jones [‘24, Paramount 12206]. Other versions include Bertha ‘Chippie’ Hill, accompanied by Louis Armstrong [’26, Okeh 8312], Georgia White [’36, Decca 7192 and ‘New Troubled in Mind‘, ‘37 Decca 7332], Lucky Millinder featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe [’41, Decca 4041], Dinah Washington [’52, Mercury 8269-X45], Eddy Arnold [’56, RCA Victor 6365] and Nina Simone [’61, Colpix 175], covered by many other folk and blues artists.
Impossible (Allen) Like the opening song, this was written by Steve Allen for the score of the 1954 TV musical production The Bachelor, as the closing theme. Recorded by Andy Williams [‘59, Andy Williams Sings Steve Allen Cadence 3027] , Nat King Cole [‘58, The Very Thought of You Capitol W1084], Gloria Lynne [‘61, Everest 19418] and many others.
Why Was I Born? (J. Kern, O. Hammerstein II) Sung by Helen Morgan in 1929 show Sweet Adeline, a hit in 1930 for her [Victor 22199] and Libby Holman [Brunswick 4570], also recorded by Leo Reisman, feat. I. Levin [Victor 22187]. Sung by Ella Fitzgerald in The Jerome Kern Song Book [‘62, Verve V-4060].
I May Never Get to Heaven (Bill Anderson, Buddy Killen) Don Gibson [‘60, b-side of ‘Just One Time’ RCA Victor 7690], Wanda Jackson [‘61, Right or Wrong Capitol 1596, re-recorded for ‘63, Love Me Forever Capitol 1911]. A #1 country hit for Conway Twitty in ‘79.
Tighten Up Your Tie, Button Up Your Jacket (B. Dawn)
Lee Cross (T. White)
Her Little Heart Went to Loveland (Buddy Kaye, Philip Springer) Vicki Carr [‘64, Liberty 55736]
Take It Like You Give It (A. Franklin, T. White)
Only the One You Love (Singleton, Snyder) published ‘65
Deeper (Rudy Clark) The Chansonettes [c. Shrine 114] (I assume Aretha’s R. Clark is Rudy).
Remember Me (Rose Marie McCoy, Clyde Otis) ‘63
Land of Dreams (A. White)
(Little) Bit of Soul (Milton Bland, McKinley Mitchell, David Wilkinson) McKinley Mitchell [‘63, One-Derful 4817].

Respect (Otis Redding) Otis Redding [‘65, Volt 128].
Drown in My Own Tears (Henry Glover) Originally by Sonny Thompson with Lula Reed vocal ‘I’ll Drown in My Tears’ [‘52, King 45-4527], and an R&B hit for Ray Charles [‘56, Atlantic 1085].
I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) (Ronny Shannon)
Soul Serenade (Curtis Ousley, Luther Dixon) Instrumental hit for King Curtis (Ousley) [‘64, Capitol 5109] and later for Willie Mitchell [‘68, Hi 2140].
Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream (Aretha Franklin, Ted White)
Baby, Baby, Baby (Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin)
Dr. Feelgood (Aretha Franklin, Ted White)
Good Times (Sam Cooke) Sam Cooke [‘64, RCA Victor 8368].
Do Right Woman - Do Right Man (Dan Penn, Chips Moman)
Save Me (Curtis Ousley, Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin) Based on the backing track of ‘Help Me (Get the Feeling)‘ by Ray Sharpe and the King Curtis Orchestra, produced by Curtis [’65, Atco 45-6402]. The track was used again on ’Instant Groove’ by King Curtis [’69, Atco 6680]. (The riff is similar to Them’s ‘Gloria’.)
A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke) Sam Cooke [‘65, RCA Victor 8486].
Satisfaction (Mick Jagger, Keith Richard) The Rolling Stones [‘65, London 9766], covered by Otis Redding [‘66, Volt 132].
You Are My Sunshine (Charles Mitchell, Jimmy Davis) First recorded by the Rice Brothers’ Gang [9/39, Decca 5763] (Paul Rice is actually the writer) and the Pine Ridge Boys [8/39, Bluebird B-8263] and Jimmie Davis [2/40, Decca 5813], who bought the rights to the song. It appeared in the 1940 film Take Me Back to Oklahoma, sung by Tex Ritter. Several versions charted: Gene Autry [‘41, Okeh 06274], Bing Crosby [Decca 3952] and Wayne King [Victor 26767]. Ray Charles had a popular cover in 1962 [ABC-Paramount 10375].
Never Let Me Go (Joe Scott) Johnny Ace [‘54, Duke 132]
96 Tears (Rudy Martinez) ? And the Mysterians [‘66, Cameo 428], Big Maybelle [‘67, Rojac 112].
Prove It (Randy Evretts, Horace Ott) Although the liner notes to the CD reissue say that this was a song from Jean Wells, it looks like it is really her label mate Mary Wheeler [‘66, Calla 111].
Night Life (Willie Nelson, Paul Buskirk, Walt Breeland) Original recording by Paul Buskirk & his Little Green Men [‘59, XX] with vocal by Willie Nelson, as Hugh Nelson. Other recordings include Willie Nelson [’63, Bellaire 107/United Artists 641], Ray Price [’63, Columbia 42827], Marvin Gaye [‘66, Moods of Marvin Gaye Tamla T266], and B.B. King [‘66, ABC 10889]. (The ‘Nite Life’ by Roy Orbison, ‘62, listed by Rypens, is a different song.)
That’s Life (Dean Kay, Kelly Gordon) The original recording was Marian Montgomery [‘64, Capitol 5231]. Made famous by Frank Sinatra [‘66, Reprise 0531] also recorded earlier that year by O.C. Smith [Columbia 43525].
I Wonder (Cecil Gant, Raymond Leveen) Big R&B hit in 1945 for Pvt. Cecil Gant [’44, original on Bronze 117 recorded anew as hit for Gilt-Edge 500], Roosevelt Sykes [Bluebird 34-0721], Louis Armstrong [Decca 18652] and Warren Evans [National 9003]. Also recorded by B.B. King [‘57, RPM 498] and Brenda Lee [‘63, Decca 31510].
Ain’t Nobody (Gonna Turn Me Around) (Carolyn Franklin)
Going Down Slow (trad., arr. Aretha Franklin) St. Louis Jimmy (Oden) [‘41, Bluebird B8889; ‘47, Bullet 270; ‘56, Parrot 823; ‘New Going Down Slow‘, ‘45 Black & White 106], a much-recorded blues classic.
Baby, I Love You (Ronnie Shannon)
Chain of Fools (Don Covay) is influenced by the gospel song ‘Pains of Life’ by Reverend Elijah Fair & the Sensational Gladys Davis Trio [‘67, Feron 108] (according to Rypens).
Money Won’t Change You (James Brown, Nat Jones) James Brown [‘66, King 6048].
People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield) The Impressions [‘65, ABC-Paramount 10622].
Niki Hoeky (Pat Vegas, Jim Ford, Lolly Vegas) First by Texan P.J. Proby [’67, Liberty 55936], Bobbie Gentry [’67, Ode to Billie Joe Capitol 2830], Ellie Greenwich [‘68, United Artists 50278]. The Vegas brothers later formed Redbone.
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Jerry Wexler)
Since You’ve Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby) (Aretha Franklin, Ted White)
Good to Me As I Am to You (Aretha Franklin, Ted White)
Come Back Baby (Ray Charles) Walter Davis [‘40, Bluebird B8510], Lowell Fulson [‘49, Down Beat 230], Ray Charles [‘55, Atlantic 1050].
Groovin’ (Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati) The Young Rascals [‘67, Atlantic 2401].
Ain’t No Way (Carolyn Franklin)
Think (Aretha Franklin, Ted White)
I Say a Little Prayer (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) Dionne Warwick [‘67, Scepter 12203].
See Saw (Steve Cropper, Don Covay) Don Covay & the Goodtimers [‘65, Atlantic 2301].
Night Time Is the Right Time (Lew Herman) Ray Charles [‘59, Atlantic 2010], a cover of Nappy Brown [’57, Savoy 1525], based on Roosevelt Sykes’ ‘Night Time Is the Right Time’ [‘37, Decca 7324].
You Send Me (Sam Cooke) Sam Cooke [‘57, Keen 3-4013].
You’re a Sweet Sweet Man (Ronnie Shannon)
I Take What I Want (David Porter, Mabon Hodges, Isaac Hayes) Sam & Dave [‘65, Stax 175]
Hello Sunshine (King Curtis, Ronald Miller) Recorded later, in ‘69, by Rev. Maceo Woods & the Christian Tabernacle Choir, Volt)
A Change (Clyde Otis, Dorian Burton)
I Can’t See Myself Leaving You (Ronnie Shannon)
ARETHA IN PARIS Live versions
SOUL ‘69
Ramblin’ (Maybelle Smith) Big Maybelle [‘57, ‘Rambling Blues’ Savoy MG 14011].
Today I Sing the Blues (Curtis Lewis) Remake of her first hit.
River’s Invitation (Percy Mayfield) Percy Mayfield [‘52, Specialty 451, and ‘63, Tangerine 931]
Pitiful (Rose Marie McCoy, Charlie Singleton) Big Maybelle [‘56, Savoy 1572].
Crazy He Calls Me (Carl Sigman, Bob Russell) Billie Holiday [‘49, Decca 24796], Nat King Cole [‘60, Tell Me About Yourself Capitol SW 1331] and many others.
Bring It On Home To Me (Sam Cooke) Sam Cooke [‘62, RCA Victor 8036], the Animals [‘65, MGM 13339].
Tracks of My Tears (William Robinson, Warren Moore, Marv Tauplin) The Miracles, with Smokey Robinson as lead singer [‘65, Tamla 54118]
If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody (Rudy Clarke) James Ray [‘62, Caprice 110].
Gentle On My Mind (John Hartford) Much recorded song by John Hartford [‘67, RCA Victor 47-9175, from LP Earthwords and Music LPM 3796], made famous by Glen Campbell [‘67, Capitol 5939] in 1968.
So Long (Remus Harris, Russ Morgan, Irving Melsher) Introduced by Russ Morgan [‘40, Decca 2972], with versions by the Charioteers [Columbia 35424] and Ella Fitzgerald, and later Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers [‘46, Modern 143], Ruth Brown [‘49, Atlantic 879], Johnnie Ray [’55, Columbia CL-2510], Roy Hamilton [57, Epic 9212], and James Brown [‘60, Think King 683, re-recorded ’64, King 5899], among others. (The Rypens site considers Johnny Ace’s ‘My Song’ to be a re-write of this.)
I’ll Never Be Free (Bernie Benjamin, George Weiss) Introduced by Patti Page [‘49, Mercury - but I can’t find any evidence that it was released]. It charted for several people in 1950 - pop and country for Kay Starr & Tennessee Ernie Ford [Capitol 1124], R&B for Dinah Washington [Mercury 8187-X45], Annie Laurie & Paul Gayten [Regal 3258], Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan [Decca 9-27200], and Lucky Millinder, featuring Anisteen Allen & Big John Greer [‘51, RCA Victor 47-3128]; recorded in 1957 by Johnnie Ray [The Big Beat Columbia B-9611].
Elusive Butterfly (Bob Lind) Bob Lind [‘66, World Pacific 77808].
The House That Jack Built (Lance, Robbins) Thelma Jones [‘68, Barry 1023].
Son of a Preacher Man (Hurley, Wilkins) Dusty Springfield [‘68, Atlantic 2580]
Share Your Love With Me (Braggs, Braggs, Malone) Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland [‘64, Duke 377].
The Dark End of the Street (Moman, Oldham, Penn) James Carr [‘67, Goldwax 317] - an often recorded soul standard.
Let It Be (Lennon, McCartney) The Beatles [‘70, Apple 2764].
Eleanor Rigby (Lennon, McCartney) The Beatles [‘66, Capitol 5715], Ray Charles [‘68, ABC/TRC 11090].
This Girl’s in Love With You (Hal David, Burt Bacharach) Herb Alpert (‘This Guy’s…) [‘68, A&M 929], Dionne Warwick [‘69, Scepter 12241].
It Ain’t Fair (Miller, Miller, Miller - or King Curtis, Ronald Miller) Ben E. King [‘69, Atco 6637].
The Weight (Robertson) The Band [‘68, Music for Big Pink Capitol 2955], Jackie DeShannon [‘68, Imperial 66313].
Call Me (Franklin)
Sit Down and Cry (Otis, Stallman) Jean Wells [‘68, Calla 147]
Don’t Play That Song (Betty Nelson, Ahmet Ertegun) Ben E. King [‘62, Atco 6222].
The Thrill Is Gone (from Yesterday’s Kiss) (Art Benson, Dale Petite; actually, Roy Hawkins) 1969 crossover hit for B.B. King [BluesWay 61032], originally charted R&B for Roy Hawkins [‘51, Modern 826].
Pullin’ (Aretha Franklin)
You and Me (Aretha Franklin)
Honest I Do (Jimmy Reed, Ewart Abner Jr.) Jimmy Reed [‘57, Vee Jay 253].
Spirit In the Dark (Aretha Franklin)
When the Battle Is Over (Malcolm Rebennack, Jessie Hill) Delaney & Bonnie [‘69, Elektra 45662, from Accept No Substitute EKS 74039]. The CD compilation Hi Girls has a version by Janet & the Jays, who recorded a few singles for Hi Records in ‘67 and ‘68, but I can’t find any release information; another Hi group, Joint Venture, recorded iy in 1973 [Hi 2230].
One Way Ticket (Aretha Franklin)
Try Matty’s (Aretha Franklin)
That’s All I Want From You (Fritz Rotter (pseudonym of M. Rotha)) Jaye P. Morgan [‘55, RCA Victor 5896], Dinah Washington [‘55, Mercury 70537]
Oh No Not My Baby (Carole King, Gerry Goffin) Maxine Brown [‘64, Wand 162]. The Rypens website reports that it was built on a rejected track by the Shirelles, which was released in 1965 on the budget issue The Shirelles Swing the Most [Pricewise].
Why I Sing the Blues (B.B. King, Dave Clark) B.B. King [‘69, BluesWay 61024].
Love the One You’re With (Stills) Stephen Stills [‘71, Atlantic 2778]
Make It With You (Gates) Bread [‘70, Elektra 45686].
Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand) (Ashford, Simpson) Diana Ross [‘70, Motown 1165].
Spanish Harlem (Leiber, Stoller) Ben E. King [‘61, Atco 6185].
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon) Simon & Garfunkel [‘70, Columbia 45079].
You’re All I Need to Get By (Ashford, Simpson) Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell [‘68, Tamla 54169].
Oh Me Oh My (I’m a Fool For You Baby) (Jim Doris) Lulu [‘70, Atco 6722].
Day Dreaming (Aretha Franklin)
Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin)
Young, Gifted and Black (Nina Simone) Nina Simone [‘70, ‘To Be Young, Gifted and Black’ RCA Victor 0269]
All the King’s Horses (Aretha Franklin)
A Brand New Me (Kenneth Gamble, Theresa Bell, Jerry Butler) Lesley Gore [‘68, Mercury 72819], Jerry Butler [8/69, Mercury 72960], Dusty Springfield [Atlantic 2685].
The April Fools (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) 1969 movie title theme, conducted by Percy Faith; Dionne Warwick [‘69, Scepter 12249]
I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding, Jerry Butler) Otis Redding [‘65, Volt 126].
First Snow in Kokomo (Aretha Franklin)
The Long and Winding Road (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) The Beatles [‘70, Apple 2832]
Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) (Thomas Bell, William Hart) The Delfonics [‘70, Philly Groove 161]
Border Song (Holy Moses) (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) Elton John [‘70, first on Congress 6022, then Uni 55246].
Mary, Don’t You Weep (Inez Andrews) Pre-Civil War song. The many recordings include Fisk Jubilee Singers [’15, ‘O Mary Don‘t You Weep, Don‘t You Mourn‘ Columbia 1895], Virginia Female Jubilee Singers [‘21, Okeh 4430], Utica Institute Jubilee Singers [‘28, Victor 21373], the Morris Family (country) [‘30, Vocalion 5465], Merritt Smith & Leo Boswell (country) [‘31, Champion 16344], Leadbelly [‘35, Library of Congress] Golden Gate Quartet [‘40, ‘Pharaoh’s Army Got Drowned’ Library of Congress], the Tennessee Ramblers (country) [‘41, Bluebird B-8941], Mahalia Jackson [‘47, Apollo 194], Sister Rosetta Tharpe [‘56, Decca 29878], the Caravans, featuring Inez Andrews [‘58, Gospel 1017], the Swan Silvertone Singers [’58, Vee Jay 808], Clara Ward [‘59, Dot LP 3223], the Harmonizing Four [’59, Vee Jay LP 5009], ] James Cleveland [‘60 Hob LP 237], the Staple Singers [‘64, Epic LP 24132], the Robert Patterson Singers [’65, Vee Jay LP 18006], and Shirley Caesar [’69, Hob 1320] Besides the Golden Gates, there were other recordings of ‘Pharaoh’s Army Got Drowned’: the Norfolk Jubilee Singers [‘26, Paramount 12342], the Birmingham Jubilee Singers [‘26, Columbia 14203-D], the Biddleville Quintette [‘29, QRS R7073/Paramount 12848].
Precious Lord, Take My Hand (Thomas A. Dorsey) One of gospel’s biggest songs, written by Thomas A. Dorsey, based upon an earlier song ‘Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone’ (words written around 1700 by Thomas Shepherd, set to music in 1852 to George Nelson Allen’s tune ‘Maitland’). The many recordings include the Heavenly Gospel Singers [‘37, Bluebird B6846], Elder Charles Beck [‘37, Decca 7320] Emory Johnson [‘38], the Alphabetical Four [‘38, Decca 7546], the Golden Gate Quartet [‘39, Bluebird B8190], the Selah Jubilee Singers [‘39, Decca 7598], the Five Souls Stirrers (R.H. Harris group) [’39/’40 Bronze BR 103], Sister Rosetta Tharpe [‘41, Decca 8610], the Kings of Harmony of Alabama [’44, Manor 1007], the Harmonizing Four [‘48, MGM 10457], the Clara Ward Singers, featuring Marion Williams [‘50-’54 Gotham 690], Maceo Woods [‘55, Vee Jay 170], Mahalia Jackson [’56, Columbia 40753], Aretha Franklin [‘56, Chess 75], the Davis Sisters [‘56, Savoy LP 14030], Marion Williams [‘62 Shan CD 6011, ‘68 Atlantic 2531, both live performances] and the Staple Singers [‘65, Epic LP 24163]. Elvis Presley recorded it in ‘57 [RCA Victor EP Peace in the Valley EPA-4054].
You’ve Got a Friend (Carole King) Hit for James Taylor [‘71, Warner 7498], from Carole King’s Tapestry [‘71, Ode 77009]. It also charted for Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway [‘71, Atlantic 2837].
Old Landmark (J.M. Brunner or Rev. William Herbert Brewster) ‘Let Us All Go Back to the Old Landmark’ by Edna Gallmon Cooke [‘50, Gospel 139], the Famous Ward Singers [‘51, Savoy 4033], Sister Rosetta Tharpe [‘52, Decca 28625], Rev. William Morris O’Neal [’52, Hi-Lo 1408], the Staple Singers [‘57, Vee Jay LP 5030] and the Davis Sisters [’64, Victor LP 2851] Performed by James Brown in the 1979 movie The Blues Brothers.
Give Yourself to Jesus (Robert Fryson) James Cleveland [‘70, 99 ½ Won’t Savoy LP 14265]. I couldn’tdinf much information about this. Cleveland recorded several songs by Fryson, who worked with Henry Davis with an award-winning mixed chorus, the Calvary Crusaders, of Rockville MD, and a vocal group Voices of Supreme.
How I Got Over (Clara Ward / Charlie Barnwell or Rev. H.L. Brewster) The many versions include Mahalia Jackson [‘51, Apollo 248], the Clara Ward Singers [‘50-’54, Gotham 674] the Swan Silvertones [‘53, Specialty 863] and the Swanee Quintet [’62, Nashboro 735]
What a Friend We Have in Jesus (traditional: Charles C. Converse, George Scriven) Written in 1857, but not published until the early 20th century in Ira D. Sankey’s Gospel Hymns Number One; Converse‘s tune from 1868. Recorded by James F. Harrison [‘08, Edison cylinder]; Frank Stanley [‘02], Burr & Stanley [‘07], Henry Burr [‘15], Charles Hart [‘22], the Old Sacred Southern Singers (country) [‘27, Brunswick 172], the Pace Jubilee Singers with Hattie Parker [‘28, Victor 21655], Welling & McGhee (country)[‘28, Paramount 3102], Arthur Cornwall & William Cleary (country) [‘30, Perfect 167], Zeke Williams (country) [‘37, ARC 8-01-63], the Alphabetical Four [‘38, Decca 7610], the Southern Harps [‘47, King 4173], the Roberta Martin Singers [‘50, Apollo 238], Sister Rosetta Tharpe [‘51, Decca 14578], Clara Ward [‘52, Savoy LP 14020], the Caravans [‘53, States 128], Tennessee Ernie Ford [‘57, Nearer the Cross Capitol 1005], the Blackwood Brothers (country) [‘58] and Ella Fitzgerald [‘67, Brighten the Corner Capitol 2685].
Amazing Grace (traditional; John Newton) is perhaps the best-known hymn in America, written in 1779 by John Newton, with a tune (‘New Britain’) similar to ‘Loch Lomond’ added in 1844. It has been recorded several times by artists in both the white/country and black religious music traditions, beginning with the Original Harp Sacred Choir [1922, as ‘New Britain’, Brunswick 5150], Rev. J.M. Gates [‘26, Victor 20216 and Gennett 6013], Rev. H.R. Tomlin [‘26, Okeh 8378], the Wisdom Sisters (country) [‘26, Columbia 15093-D], the Friendship Four (country) [‘28, Victor 21287], the North Georgia Four (country) [‘28, Paramount 3149], Dye’s Sacred Harp Singers (country) [‘28, Gennett 6889], the Vaughan Quartet (country) [‘29, Vaughan 1750], Rev. J. C. Burnett [’38, Decca 7494], Library of Congress recordings by numerous artists, including versions by Leadbelly and Blind Willie McTell in 1940, Mahalia Jackson [‘47, Apollo 194], Sister Rosetta Tharpe [‘51, Decca 14575], Maceo Ward [‘54, Vee Jay 122], the Harmonizing Four [‘55, Gotham 779], the Ward Singers [‘57, Meeting Tonight on Old Camp Grounds Savoy LP 14015], the Caravans, featuring Albertina Walker [‘62, Seek Ye the Lord Vee Jay LP 5026], Elvis Presley [‘72, He Touched Me RCA Victor LSP 4690]. Versions by Judy Collins [‘70, Elektra 45709] and the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards [’72, RCA Victor 0709] became top 20 hits.
Precious Memories (traditional; Rosetta Tharpe) Sister Rosetta Tharpe [‘47, Decca 48070], the Dixieaires [’47, Lenox 502], the Georgia Peach [’47, Manor 1102], the Roberta Martin Singers [’47, Fidelity 2000], the Harmonizing Four [‘48, Quartet 107] the Gospel Harmonettes [‘58, Andex 5013], James Cleveland [‘65, Savoy LP 14125].
Climbing Higher Mountains (traditional) Back Home Choir [’62, T-S 4], Gospel Tones of Grand Rapids [’67, Gospel Records LP 1392], Brother Isaiah’s Choir [’54, Vee Jay 140], Kindly Shepherds [’56, Nashboro 597], Mighty Faith Increasers [’62, King LP 814], Willie Webb Singers [‘53, Parrot 105] James Cleveland. (There are several pre-war African-American recordings of ‘Climbing Up the Mountain’ - a different song?)
God Will Take Care of You (traditional; Civilla Durfee Martin) There were several country versions recorded before the war, including Mr. & Mrs. J. Douglas Swagerty [‘25, Okeh 40366], the Jenkins Family [‘27, Okeh 45180], Katherine Baxter & Harry Nelson [’29, QRS R.9026], Jimmy Long [‘32, Chapel 505], Parker & Dodd [’32, Conqueror 8132] The many African-American artists who have recorded it include Clara Ward [’59, Dot LP 3223], the Harmonizing Four [‘59, Vee Jay LP 5009], the Caravans [’67, Gospel LP 3056] and Ella Fitzgerald [‘67, Brighten the Corner Capitol 2685].
Wholy Holy (Marvin Gaye, Al Cleveland, Renaldo Benson) Marvin Gaye [‘71, What’s Going On Tamla TS-310]
You’ll Never Walk Alone (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) Performed by actors Christine Johnson, John Raitt and Jan Clayton in the 1945 musical Carousel, popular by Frank Sinatra [‘45, Columbia 36825] and Judy Garland [‘46, Decca 23530], Later recordings include Mahalia Jackson [‘54, Columbia 40473] Roy Hamilton [‘54, Epic 9015], Clara Ward [‘58, Dot 15964], James Cleveland [‘62, Savoy LP 14068] Patti LaBelle [‘63, Nicetown 5020/Parkway 896], Gerry & the Pacemakers [‘63, UK Columbia, US Laurie 3218], Elvis Presley [‘71, recorded ‘67, title song of RCA Camden CALX-2472].
Never Grow Old (traditional) Written in 1923 by James C. Moore, recorded before WW II by several country artists as ‘Where We’ll Never Grow Old’: Smith’s Sacred Singers [‘26, Columbia 15090-D, and ‘34, Bluebird B-5721], the Old Sacred Southern Singers [‘26, Vocalion 5119], the XC Sacred Quartette [‘27, Paramount 3031], the Giddens Sisters [‘27, Okeh 45165], Alfred Karnes [‘27, Victor 20840], the Gentry Brothers [‘27, Banner 2164], Vernon Dalhart [‘27, Cameo 9068], the Vaughan Quartet [‘27, Vaughan 1475], the McDonald Quartet [‘28, Gennett 6811], Arthur Cornwall & Williams Cleary [‘30, Banner 32092], Frank & James McCrary [‘30, Brunswick 528], the Carter Family [‘32, Victor 23672], the Frank Luther Trio [’34, Decca 5039]. Later country versions include the Maddox Brothers and Rose [‘53, 4 Star 1639] and George Jones [‘66, Old Brush Arbors Musicor MM-2061]. Black gospel versions include the Evangelist Gospel Singers of Alabama [‘51, Chess1486], Maceo Woods [‘54 Vee Jay 152], Aretha Franklin [’56, Chess 47] and Voices ofTabernacle [‘68, Motown LP 642]
Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky) (Franklin)
Somewhere (Bernstein, Sondheim) Sung by Larry Kent and Carol Lawrence in the 1957 Broadway musical West Side Story.
So Swell When You’re Well (Booker, Franklin)
Angel (Carolyn Franklin, Saunders)
Sister From Texas (Franklin)
Mister Spain (Carolyn Plummer)
Moody’s Mood (Fields, McHugh, Moody) ‘I’m in the Mood For Love’ was sung by Frances Langford in the 1935 film Every Night at Eight [Brunswick 7513], with other popular recordings by Little Jack Little [Columbia 3069-D], Paul Whiteman, featuring Ramona Davies [Victor 25091], Leo Reisman, featuring Frank Luther [Brunswick 7482] and Louis Armstrong [Decca 579]; later versions were by Billy Eckstine [‘46, National 9016] and the Chimes [‘61, Tag 445]. James Moody’s version from a live performance in Stockholm, Oct. 12 1949, featuring solos my Moody on tenor sax and Thore Swanerud on piano [US release on Prestige 703] became the basis for ‘Moody’s Mood of Love’. Eddie Jefferson preformed a vocal version live, and this was recorded by King Pleasure with Blossom Dearie and became a hit in 1952 [Prestige 45-924].
Just Right Tonight (Robert Bruce, Buddy Feyne, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Avery Parrish) New words to ‘After Hours’by Erskine Hawkins (Avery Parrish on piano) [‘40, Bluebird B10879, reissued in ‘46 RCA Victor 20-1977]; vocal version recorded by Sarah Vaughan [‘51, Columbia 39494].
Master of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes) (Aretha Franklin, Bernice Hart)
Let Me In Your Life (Withers) Bill Withers [‘72, B-side of ‘Use Me’ Sussex 241]
Every Natural Thing (Eddie Hinton) Also recorded by John Hammond on Can’t Beat the Kid [‘75].
Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing (Ashford, Simpson) Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell [’68, Tamla 54163].
I’m In Love (Griffin, Kashif, Womack) Wilson Pickett [‘67-68, Atlantic 2448], Bobby Womack [‘69, Fly Me to the Moon Minit 24014].
Until You Come Back to Me (Boadnax, Paul, Wonder) Recorded in 1967 by Stevie Wonder [Tamla] but not released.
The Masquerade Is Over (Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel) 1939 song by Jimmy Dorsey, featuring Bob Everly [Decca 2293], Larry Clinton, featuring Bea Wain [Victor 26151] and Horace Heidt, featuring Larry Cotton [Brunswick 8329].
With Pen In Hand (Goldsboro) First recorded by Johnny Darrell, who had a country hit with it [‘68, United Artists 50292]. Bobby Goldsboro’s version appeared on Honey [‘68, United Artists 6642] and eventually charted when released as a single in 1972 [United Artists 50938]. Meanwhile, it had charted for Billy Vera [‘68, Atlantic 2526] and Vikki Carr [‘69, Liberty 56092].
Oh Baby
Eight Days on the Road (Michael Gayle, Jerry Ragovoy) Howard Tate [‘72, Atlantic 2894] Foghat [‘74, Rock and Roll Outlaws Bearsville Br-6956].
If You Don’t Think (Franklin)
A Song For You (Russell) Leon Russell [’68, Leon Russell Shelter SHE-1001, reissued in ‘70, SW-8901; single in ‘71, Shelter 7316], Donny Hathaway [’71, Atco 6828, from Donny Hathaway Atco SD 33-360], Andy Williams [’71, Columbia 45434]. (The Gram Parsons song is a different one).