1975 Aretha Franklin – You

franklin-aretha-1975You is the twenty-third studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on October 16, 1975 by Atlantic Records. It was a critical and commercial disappointment, stalling at #83 on Billboards album chart. The album’s only pop chart single, “Mr. D.J.” stalled at just #53 on Billboard’s Hot 100, while climbing to only #13 R&B. The title track, issued as the follow-up, reached #15 R&B. The album brought an end to Aretha’s long collaboration with producer Jerry Wexler, after signing with Atlantic in 1967. This album is long out-of-print. The album was released on compact disc in Europe in 2008.


1Mr. D.J. (5 For The D.J.) (Aretha Franklin)4:25
2It Only Happens (When I Look At You) (Ken Gold, Michael Denne)4:19
3I’m Not Strong Enough To Love You Again (Frank Johnson)4:21
4Walk Softly (Van McCoy)4:39
5You Make My Life (Bettye Crutcher, Frederick Knight)4:12
6Without You (Randall Stewart, Mack Rice)5:08
7The Sha-La Bandit (Jerry Ferguson, Wade Davis Sr)3:57
8You (Chuck Jackson, Jerry Butler, Marvin Yancy)4:37
9You Got All The Aces (Ronnie Shannon)3:48
10As Long As You Are There (Carolyn Franklin)3:39


BassScott Edwards
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarRay Parker Jr
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarJay Graydon
GuitarDavid T. Walker
KeyboardsClarence McDonald
KeyboardsTony Newton
KeyboardsSylvester Rivers
PercussionGary Coleman
Background VocalsBrenda Bryant
Background VocalsCissy Houston
Background VocalsMargaret Branch
Background VocalsPam Vincent

Other Musicians

2    It Only Happens (When I Look At You)

FluteJim Horn
TrumpetBud Brisbois

6    Without You

SaxTom Scott

7    The Sha-La Bandit

SaxErnie Watts

Liner Notes

Producer – Aretha Franklin, Jerry Wexler
Arranged By – Gene Page
Concertmaster – Harry Bluestone
Copyist – George Annis
Engineer – Frank Kejmar
Engineer (Assistant) – Steve Hall
Mixed By – Aretha Franklin, Dave Hassinger