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'I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You' With Author Matt Dobkin

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On this 2005 edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Matt Dobkin, author of I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You: Aretha Franklin, Respect, and the Making of a Soul Music Masterpiece, published by St. Martin’s Press.

In early 1976, Atlantic Records introduced the legendary voice of Aretha Franklin nationwide with the groundbreaking album I Never Loved a Man The Way I Loved You, which contained all her first major hit songs and still continues to garner new listeners today.

Dobkin talks about the recording session at Muscle Shoals; record producer Jerry Wexler; signing with Atlantic Records; Franklin’s involvement with the civil rights movement; and Franklin being the voice of Black America

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