Part of Aretha Franklin's legendary album I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You
, the composer credit on this song goes to Franklin with her sister (and backup singer) Carolyn and sax player King Curtis. The song, however, is basically a rewrite of the 1966 track "Help Me
" by the R&B singer Ray Sharpe, who wrote the song with Curtis and performed it with the King Curtis Orchestra. Also on that original recording: Jimi Hendrix, who played guitar in Sharpe's band.