Many of Aretha's early recording sessions were with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section
, but only one of these sessions took place in Muscle Shoals ("I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
"). That's because the session ended in an argument between Aretha's husband and one of the horn players. Since Aretha wouldn't return to Muscle Shoals, Jerry Wexler at her label, Atlantic Records, brought the musicians to her, usually in New York City. The session for "Call Me," however, was at Criteria Studios in Miami, which Atlantic was using for a lot of their business. Aretha played the piano, backed by the Muscle Shoals musicians Eddie Hinton (lead guitar), Jimmy Johnson (rhythm guitar), David Hood (bass), Roger Hawkins (drums) and Barry Beckett (organ).
Franklin eventually developed a reputation as a diva, but according to David Hood, she was quite pleasant and down-to-earth. He told us, "Atlantic people treated you very well and Aretha was always polite and cordial and very professional."