Aretha Franklin, 1962, still on Columbia. After her two year contract was completed, she went to Atlantic, was recording at Muscle Shoals within a month, and knocked soul music on it's ass.
Listen to her with a somewhat glossier band behind her. Jeez, that voice still cuts through everything.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Aretha Franklin - Rough Lover mp3 at Groove Addict
The whole LP:
The Electrifying Aretha Franklin at Groove Addict