“Nobody does it like Aretha. Aretha was and is one of the most gifted lyricist in the world.”
Aretha Franklin singles chronology
(1969) “Call Me”
“Call Me” is a song written and recorded by American Soul singer Aretha Franklin. The song was co-produced by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin. Franklin came up with the idea for the song after she saw a young couple engaged in deep conversation on New York’s Park Avenue.
Before they parted, Franklin heard them say to each other: “I love you… call me.” With the exception of Franklin on piano, musical backing for “Call Me” was handled by members of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.
Yes, ain’t technology something else? Today broken-hearted women, and men, don’t have to sit by a phone waiting for the one they love to call. They can take the phone where ever they go.
The queen of soul says, “call me the hour, the second you get there!” You can literally feel her anticipation bleeding through the track. This brilliant, and powerful authoritative songstress, and musician knows how to bellow out melodies that cut like a knife.
Aretha is a master of lyricology. Her music constitutes a teaching moment for anybody listening.
Call Me, was released as a single in January 1970 from Aretha’s This Girl’s in Love with You album and became another hit for her. The hit spent two weeks at number one on the US R&B Singles chart, while reaching number 13 on the Pop chart. Wikipedia.org|