| 70 Years On--
Upcoming Release Contains Duets With Some of Music's Biggest Artists
December 2011 @ 15:52
Aretha Franklin will turn 70 on March 25, 2012.
To mark this momentous occasion, and also in advance of Black History Month in February, Knew You Were Waiting: The Best of Aretha Franklin 1980-1998 will be available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting January 31, 2012, through Arista/Legacy, a division of Sony.
The collection is full of A-list collaborations, including one with the Rocket Man. Among the selections are:
- Freeway Of Love (1985), featuring the late Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band on tenor saxophone, Randy Jackson on bass, and percussion by the Santana rhythm section, a #1 R&B hit for 5 weeks
- Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves (1985), a Top 20 pop hit with the Eurythmics' Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart (who produced), also featuring Tom Petty
- Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986), a Top 20 R&B and pop crossover smash duet with Keith Richards (who produced and played lead guitar, along with fellow Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood)
- I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (1986), a duet with George Michael, and winner of the Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Duo
- Through The Storm (1989), a Top 20 R&B and pop crossover hit vocal duet with Elton