Aretha Franklin – Sparkle (Music From The Motion Picture) (1976/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aretha Franklin – Sparkle (Music From The Motion Picture) (1976/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 33:02 minutes | 659 MB | Genre: R&B
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

A long-forgotten mid-1970s film a DREAM GIRLS precursor about a Motownish singing trio–yielded this interesting soundtrack collaboration between soul’s reigning royalty, Aretha Franklin and Curtis Mayfield. Unbeknownst to many, the album is the source of the Mayfield-penned ‘Something He Can Feel,’ later made famous by En Vogue.

All songs ritten and produced by Curtis Mayfield, this is the soundtrack album for the 1976 Warner Bros. motion picture Sparkle, starring Irene Cara. The songs on the soundtrack feature the instrumental tracks and backing vocals from the film versions, with Franklin’s voice taking the place of the original lead vocalists. The songs ‘(Giving Him) Something He Can Feel’ and ‘Hooked on Your Love’ were covered by En Vogue on their 1992 breakthrough album Funky Divas. ‘(Giving Him) Something He Can Feel’ was a #1 R&B hit for Aretha but stalled at #28 on Billboard’s Hot 100. It was Aretha’s only Pop Top 40 hit during the second half of the 1970s. The album itself, however, fared much better. It reached the Top 20 of Billboard’s album chart and was certified Gold.

Tracklist:
01. Sparkle
02. Something He Can Feel
03. Hooked On Your Love
04. Look Into Your Heart
05. I Get High
06. Jump
07. Loving You Baby
08. Rock With Me

Personnel:
Aretha Franklin – vocals
Sol Bobrov – strings
Lenard Druss – horns
Kitty Haywood Singers:
Floyd – background vocals
Zab – background vocals
Gary – background vocals
Phil – background vocals
Henry – background vocals
Lucky – background vocals
Rich – background vocals
Donnell – background vocals
Curtis – background vocals

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