“Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)” Performed by Ben E. King (1962) & Aretha Franklin (1970)

January 14, 2010


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But King’s labelmate,  Aretha,  dipped into King’s  Songbook in 1970 and covered  his hit  and bested him by taking it all the way to the top of the the charts: her single went #1 R&B and #11 on the Billboard Top 100. This tune also earned Aretha the 1970 Best Female R&B Vocal Performance!

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Musically Yours,

1970

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