My Classic Album with Mike Norris


Episode 27: 'I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You' with Nell Bryden

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Singer-songwriter Nell Bryden joins Mike to chat about 'I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You', the breakthrough album by the legendary Aretha Franklin.

Nell traces her own emotional journey with the album and how it has become a huge influence on the way she produces her own music while together Mike and Nell recall the crazy story surrounding the production of 'I Never Loved A Man', and how sessions nearly didn't make it past day one!


How important was Jerry Wexler in helping Aretha find her sound on this album? 

Who was King Curtis, the man who was tasked with persuading Aretha to return to recording sessions?

As a self professed Sam Cooke fan, does Nell prefer Sam or Aretha's interpretation of 'A Change Is Gonna Come'?


All these questions and more answered on another edition of 'My Classic Album'.

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