February is Black History Month and to celebrate Rhino Records is reissuing some classic albums by black artists, one of which is the fantastic Young, Gifted and Black by Aretha Franklin.
Record of the Month Club members will be getting a copy of the album pressed on yellow vinyl.
We’ll begin shipping these out on Feb. 22nd and if you live in town you can pick your copy up on that date.
Young, Gifted and Black is considered as one of Aretha’s best projects, and a leader in Pro Black Movement albums in the 70’s. Beginning her most Soulful period, the album includes the title track, “Rock Steady,” and “Day Dreaming.” The album was originally released in January of 1972 and won a Grammy. The album title comes from the Nina Simone song, “To Be Young, Gifted and Black.”
Here’s the 7-inch single artwork for “Rock Steady”: