Ten essential albums of the 1960s
9. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
While much was happening in the druggy-pop world of Britain, soul was going through its own innovative revolution in America. Previous to this record, Franklin's wild, gospel-blues flavor had been kept subdued by Columbia Records -- after she switched to Atlantic, producer Jerry Wexler unleashed the creative animal in Franklin, giving her an unprecedented amount of control, leading to solid hits like "Respect," "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man," and "A Change Is Gonna Come."