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Performer: Aretha Franklin
Title: Young, Gifted And Black
Country: US
Style: Soul, Funk
Category: Soul - Funk
Size FLAC: 1459 mb
Size MP3: 1720 mb
Size WMA: 1497 mb

Young, Gifted and Black is the eighteenth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on January 24, 1972, by Atlantic Records. The album is Top 10 Gold-certified. The album won Franklin a 1972 Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance of the year. It takes its title from the Nina Simone song "To Be Young, Gifted and Black", which was originally recorded and released by Simone in 1969. In 2003, the TV network VH1 named it the 76th greatest album of all time.

To be young, gifted, and black; Oh, what a lovely precious thing Oh, when you're. When you're young - yeah, thank you, Jesus! - gifted and black! Open your heart, is all I need. In this whole world, you know There's a millions of boys and girls Who are young, gifted and black With their souls intact - and that's a fact! "You are young, gifted and black," we must begin to tell our young "There's a world waiting for you - Yours is the quest that's just begun" When you feeling real low Here's.

Yet of this stunning era, Young, Gifted and Black certainly ranks highly among her studio efforts, with many arguing that it may be her greatest. And with songs like "Rock Steady," that may be a valid argument. But there's much more here than just a few highlights  . So even if this isn't the greatest Aretha Franklin album of the early '70s, it's certainly a contender, the sort of album that you can't go wrong with.

Young, Gifted, and Black by Aretha Franklin is one of the soul masterpieces of the early 70’s. It was a extraordinary task. Young, Gifted and Black has won the honor. I love this album because of the beautiful choice of songs and the blend of gospel infused soul music mixed with some of her sophisticated pop songs chosen for this project. Aretha is in fine vocal form. Here you don’t experience the gritty hoarse notes that are evident on some of the earlier releases ala Dr. Feelgood and others. Those recordings have.

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Young, Gifted and Black is a remarkable album, finding Aretha Franklin at the peak of her powers. It appeared chronologically between her two groundbreaking live records – Live at Fillmore West, which celebrated her acceptance by the rock audience, and Amazing Grace, which placed her at the heart of her gospel roots. On Young, Gifted and Black she acts as a conduit for all her influences, and produces a mesmeric, frequently rapturous work. Recorded in late 1970 and early 71, Franklin worked again with producers Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd.

More albums from Aretha Franklin: Best Collection by Aretha Franklin. Sweet Passion by Aretha Franklin. Get It Right by Aretha Franklin. Soul ’69 by Aretha Franklin. View all albums . Young, Gifted And Black. 4. 5. All The King’s Horses.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool For You Baby)
Written-By – Jim Doris
A2 Day Dreaming
Written-By – Aretha Franklin
A3 Rock Steady
Percussion – Mac Rebennack, Robert PopwellWritten-By – Aretha Franklin
A4 Young, Gifted And Black
Written-By – Nina Simone
A5 All The King's Horses
Written-By – Aretha Franklin
A6 A Brand New Me
Written-By – Jerry Butler, Kenneth Gamble, Theresa Bell
B1 April Fools
Written-By – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
B2 I've Been Loving You Too Long
Written-By – Jerry Butler, Otis Redding
B3 First Snow In Kokomo
Written-By – Aretha Franklin
B4 The Long And Winding Road
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
B5 Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
Written-By – Thomas Bell*, William Hart
B6 Border Song (Holy Moses)
Written-By – Bernie Taupin, Elton John

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S 42635
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S 42636
  • Recorded At – Atlantic Studios
  • Recorded At – Criteria Recording Studios


  • Arranged By [Horn Arrangements] – Arif Mardin (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B1, B3 to B6), Tom Dowd (tracks: A3, B2)
  • Arranged By [String & Woodwind Arrangements] – Arif Mardin
  • Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – The Sweet Inspirations (tracks: A1, A4, A6, B6), The Sweethearts Of Soul (tracks: A2, A3, A5, B1 to B3, B5)
  • Celesta – Aretha Franklin (tracks: A5)
  • Concertmaster – Gene Orloff
  • Design [Backliner Design] – Alyse Koylan
  • Design [Cover Design] – Stanislaw Zagorski
  • Engineer [Additional Recordings] – Don Cassale*, Jack Adams, Jimmy Douglass, Lew Hahn
  • Engineer [Recording Engineer] – Chuck Kirkpatrick, Gene Paul, Howard Albert, Ron Albert
  • Horns – The Memphis Horns (tracks: A3, B2)
  • Photography By – Ken Cunningham
  • Piano, Vocals – Aretha Franklin
  • Producer – Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd (tracks: A2 to A5, B1 to B6)
  • Remix – Arif Mardin
  • Trumpet [Solos] – Neil Rosengarden (tracks: B3)
  • Vibraphone – Neil Rosengarden (tracks: A5)


℗ 1972 Atlantic Recording Corporation

Tracks recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, N.Y.:
A1, A4, A6, B1, B4, B5, B6

Tracks recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida:
A2, A3, A5, B2, B3

No (updated) copyright info on this version.

Hype sticker says: 180 gram, Limited Edition Classic LP, High Definition Premium Virgin Vinyl For Superior Fidelity, The nicest Thing You Can Do For Your Ears, The Ultimate Record, The Way Music Was Meant To Be Heard, And Great Enough For An Audiophile.
Presswell pressing, denoted by "-PR" suffix on label matrices.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 80025 75540
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): ST-A-712393A PR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): ST-A-712393B PR
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, etched): 5032-SD-7213-1 (A) S 42635 DR&S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, etched): 5032-SD 7213-1 (B) S 42636 DR&S

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SD 7213 Aretha Franklin Young, Gifted And Black ‎(LP, Album, PR) Atlantic SD 7213 US 1972
LM 2466 Aretha Franklin Young, Gifted And Black ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial) Liming Record LM 2466 Taiwan 1972
WPCR-27653 Aretha Franklin Young, Gifted And Black ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic WPCR-27653 Japan 2013
50.004 Aretha Franklin Young, Gifted And Black ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic 50.004 Venezuela 1972
SD 7213 Aretha Franklin Young, Gifted And Black ‎(LP, Album, CP) Atlantic SD 7213 US 1972

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