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Syracuse 2007 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the the Onondaga County Community College, Syracuse, New York; July 1, 2007. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to taper
Terry Sullivan; and to beatkilla for sharing the show at Dime.

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Jon Pareles,

In her indelible late-1960s hits, Ms Franklin brought the righteous fervor of gospel music to secular songs that were about much more than romance. Hits like “Do Right Woman - Do Right Man,” “Think,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “Chain of Fools” defined a modern female archetype: sensual and strong, long-suffering but ultimately indomitable, loving but not to be taken for granted.

When Ms Franklin sang “Respect,” the Otis Redding song that became her signature, it was never just about how a woman wanted to be greeted by a spouse coming home from work. It was a demand for equality and freedom and a harbinger of feminism, carried by a voice that would accept nothing less.

[Aretha Franklin passed away in 2018 of pancreatic cancer. She was 76.]

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Soundboard > Sony SBM-1 A/D Converter>Sony PCM-1 DAT
DAT Transfer: Sony PCM-2700 > SP/DIF
> Tascam CD-RW 900 MK II November 2007
CD Transfer: CD Optical Drive
Traders Little Helper FLAC Encoding
Location: Inside Soundboard Enclosure

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro/Tuning 7:31
Track 102. Melody By Band 2:07
Track 103. Respect 4:01
Track 104. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman 4:25
Track 105. The House That Jack Built 3:02
Track 106. Think 2:42
Track 107. False Start 0:33
Track 108. Ain’t No Way 6:11
Track 109. Don’t Play That Song 3:33
Track 110. Chain Of Fools 5:10
Track 111. Band Jam 1:16
Track 112. Killer Joe 8:33
Track 113. Beyond The Sea 3:10
53 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. You Don’t Know My Name 5:35
Track 202. Falling Out Of Love 4:33
Track 203. Better Than Gold 3:51
Track 204. Untitled 4:52
Track 205. Today I Sing The Blues 4:33
Track 206. Untitled 5:40
Track 207. One Night With A King 6:15
Track 208. Old Landmark 6:53
Track 209. Outro 7:42
50 mins

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  1. 6 Responses to “ARETHA FRANKLIN - SYRACUSE 2007”

  2. Rumor has it Aretha preferred Big Uns

    By U L E on Sep 25, 2021

  3. Of course

    By U L E on Sep 25, 2021

  4. Another geezer show . This time a female geezer . Aretha was in her prime in the 60s and 70s . Why not a show from that period?

    By Pat Grooms on Sep 25, 2021

  5. Twernt me above more fakes

    By U L E on Sep 25, 2021

  6. ‘‘Twas me on first two . Last one ‘‘twas the fake

    By U L E on Sep 25, 2021

  7. thanks bigO

    By barth on Sep 29, 2021

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