Aretha Franklin - Dhafer Youssef and Wolfgang Muthspiel - The Golden Compass - Fela Kuti - Women of Troy
Rare and Unreleased Recordings from the Golden Reign of the Queen of Soul
Don't write this off as just an excuse to release the scraps of someone's career to make some money. Though even any scraps from the vault of Aretha would be welcome. This double CD set is a wonderful collection of demos and out-takes which include some absolute gems from a six-year period from 1967 when she started recording some of her best work with Atlantic records.
Also new out this month is Franklin's All Star Duets with the Queen.