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Album: Aretha NowReleased: 1968Charted:
Franklin wrote this with Teddy White, who was her husband and manager. In the song, Aretha sings about freedom and respect for women.
Jerry Wexler, who worked with Franklin on many of her hit songs, produced this track at the Atlantic Records recording studios in New York. Members of the Muscle Shoals rhythm section played at the session.
Franklin performed this in the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers
starring Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi. The Blues Brothers themselves also recorded the song, which was released as the B-side of their 1989 UK single "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love