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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Aretha Franklin CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Aretha Franklin albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Aretha Franklin record collection, Aretha Franklin CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

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They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Aretha Franklin Biography

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American gospel, soul and R&B singer born in Memphis, Tennessee, but raised in Detroit, Michigan. She has been called for many years "The Queen Of Soul", but many also call her "Lady Soul," as well as the more affectionate "Sister Re". She is renowned for her soul and R&B recordings but is also adept at jazz, rock, blues, pop, gospel, and even opera. She is generally regarded as one of the top vocalists ever, due to her ability to inject whatever she may be singing about with passion, soul and sheer conviction. Franklin is the second most honored female singer in Grammy history after Alison Krauss. Ms. Franklin has won nineteen competitive Grammys (including an unprecedented eleven for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, eight of them consecutive), and the state of Michigan, as well as countless Aretha Franklin concert ticket buyers, have declared her voice to be a wonder.

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Aretha Franklin Bio Continued

Franklin has had two number one hit songs on the Billboard Hot 100, "Respect" in the 1960s and her 1980s duet with George Michael, "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)", and many of her singles have hit Top 20, Top 10, and Top 5 positions. Franklin is one of three acts to peak at each of the top 10 positions of the Hot 100, the others being Marvin Gaye (if counting duets with Tammi Terrell) and Madonna. She has enjoyed both critical and commercial success as a solo artist. Her vocal range is rumored to be about 4 octaves.

Aretha Franklin Discography Updated January 2007
Aretha Franklin Albums

Aretha Franklin Vinyl & Aretha Franklin CDs

1956 The Gospel Soul of Aretha Franklin Checker/Battle
1961 Aretha CBS
1962 The Electrifying Aretha Franklin Columbia
1962 The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha... Columbia
1963 Laughing on the Outside Columbia
1964 Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington Columbia/Colum
1964 Songs of Faith Checker
1965 Once in a Lifetime Harmony
1967 I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You 4 Men With
1967 Aretha Arrives Rhino
1967 Take It Like You Give It CBS
1967 Lee Cross CBS
1968 Lady Soul Rhino
1968 Aretha Now Rhino
1969 I Say a Little Prayer Atlantic
1969 Soul '69 4 Men With
1970 This Girl's in Love With You Rhino
1970 Don't Play That Song Atlantic
1970 Sweet Bitter Love Columbia
1970 Spirit in the Dark 4 Men With
1971 Young, Gifted & Black Rhino
1972 Amazing Grace Atlantic
1973 Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky) Rhino
1974 With Everything I Feel in Me Atlantic
1974 Let Me in Your Life Rhino
1975 You Atlantic
1976 Sparkle Rhino
1977 Satisfaction Atlantic
1977 Sweet Passion Atlantic
1977 Most Beautiful Songs Atlantic
1978 Almighty Fire Atlantic
1979 La Diva Atlantic
1980 Aretha Arista
1980 Aretha Sings the Blues Columbia
1981 Love All the Hurt Away Arista
1982 Jump to It Arista
1983 Get It Right Arista
1984 Never Grow Old Chess
1985 First Lady of Soul Stylus
1985 Who's Zoomin' Who? Arista
1986 Aretha Arista
1986 Soul Survivor Blue Moon
1987 One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism Arista
1989 Through the Storm Arista
1991 What You See Is What You Sweat Arista
1998 A Rose Is Still a Rose Arista
2003 So Damn Happy Arista
2004 Lady Soul Brentwood
2005 Jazz Moods: 'Round Midnight Sony

1965 Yeah! Aretha Franklin in Person Tristar
1968 Aretha in Paris Rhino
1969 Aretha Franklin: Live! Hallmark
1971 Aretha Live at Fillmore West 4 Men With
1991 Aretha Gospel MCA
1999 Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings Rhino

Compilation Aretha Franklin Records and Aretha Franklin CD Releases: 1960s - 2000s

1964 Runnin' Out of Fools Columbia
1966 Soul Sister Columbia
1967 Take a Look Columbia
1967 Aretha Franklin's Greatest Hits Columbia
1968 Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 CBS
1968 The Best of Aretha Franklin Atlantic
1968 Queen of Soul Harmony
1969 Today I Sing the Blues Columbia
1969 Soft and Beautiful Columbia
1969 Aretha's Gold Rhino
1971 Aretha's Greatest Hits Atlantic
1972 In the Beginning/The World of Aretha... Columbia
1973 Collection WEA
1973 The Great Aretha Franklin: The First 12 Sides Tristar
1975 Two Originals Atlantic
1976 Aretha After Hours Sony
1976 Ten Years of Gold Atlantic
1978 Star Collection WEA
1978 Star Collection, Vol. 2 WEA
1983 The Legendary Queen of Soul CBS
1984 Aretha's Jazz Atlantic
1985 30 Greatest Hits Atlantic
1987 Greatest Hits 1960/65 Harmony
1987 20 Greatest Hits WEA
1988 So Swell Street Life
1988 Collection Castle
1991 Precious Lord Black Label
1992 Jazz to Soul Columbia/Legac
1992 Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings Rhino
1993 Chain of Fools Rhino
1994 Greatest Hits (1980-1994) BMG
1994 The Very Best of Aretha Franklin, Vol. 1 Rhino
1994 The Very Best of Aretha Franklin, Vol. 2 Rhino
1995 Lady Soul/Aretha Now Mobile
1995 Essential Tristar
1995 Collection Gold Tristar
1995 Queen of Soul: The Very Best of Aretha... East West
1996 Gold Tristar
1997 Love Songs Rhino
1997 Early Years Columbia/Legac
1997 Respect & Other Hits Rhino
1997 Natural Woman & Other Hits Rhino
1997 Great First 12 Sides/Sweet Bitter... Sony
1998 The Delta Meets Detroit: Aretha's Blues Rhino
1998 Spanish Harlem Rhino
1998 Think & Other Hits Rhino
1998 Sings Standards Sony Special
1998 This Is Jazz, Vol. 34 Sony
1998 You Grow Closer MCA
1998 Greatest Hits Global

Other Compilation Aretha Franklin Vinyl and Aretha Franklin CD's: 2000 - Present

2000 Free Soul: The Classic of Aretha Franklin Wea
2001 Love Songs Sony
2001 What You See Is What You Sweat Arista
2001 Aretha's Best Rhino
2001 Love Songs BMG
2001 Gospel Greats Rhino
2002 Best of Aretha Franklin BMG
2002 Precious Lord Delta
2002 Aretha and Otis WEA
2002 The Queen in Waiting: The Columbia Years... Columbia/Legac
2003 Platinum & Gold Collection Arista
2003 Respect BCI Eclipse
2003 Hall of Fame Laser Light
2003 The Best of Aretha Franklin Paradiso
2004 The Great
2005 Natural Woman Brentwood

More Aretha Franklin Music CD Singles - 1960s

1961 Operation Heartbreak
1961 Won't Be Long
1962 Rough Lover
1962 Try A Little Tenderness
1963 Trouble In Mind
1964 Runnin' Out Of Fools
1965 Can't You Just See Me
1965 One Step Ahead
1966 Cry Like A Baby
1967 A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)
1967 Baby I Love You
1967 Do Right Woman-Do Right Man
1967 I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
1967 Lee Cross
1967 Mockingbird
1967 Respect
1967 Take A Look
1968 (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone
1968 Ain't No Way
1968 Chain Of Fools
1968 I Say A Little Prayer
1968 See Saw
1968 Soulville
1968 The House That Jack Built
1968 Think
1968 You Send Me
1969 Eleanor Rigby
1969 Gentle On My Mind
1969 I Can't See Myself Leaving You
1969 See Saw
1969 Share Your Love With Me
1969 The Weight
1969 Tracks Of My Tears

Aretha Franklin Records and Aretha Franklin CD Releases: 1970s

1970 Border Song (Holy Moses)
1970 Call Me
1970 Don't Play That Song
1970 Son Of A Preacher Man
1970 Spirit In The Dark
1970 The Thrill Is Gone
1970 You And Me
1971 Border Song (Holy Moses)
1971 Brand New Me
1971 Bridge Over Troubled Water
1971 Rock Steady
1971 Spanish Harlem
1971 You And Me
1971 You're All I Need To Get By
1972 All The King's Horses
1972 April Fools
1972 Day Dreaming
1972 Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool For You Baby)
1972 Wholy Holy
1973 Angel
1973 Master Of Eyes (The Deepness Of Your Eyes)
1974 Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
1974 I'm in Love
1974 Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
1974 Without Love
1975 Mr. D.J. (5 For The D.J.)
1975 With Everything I Feel In Me
1975 Without Love
1976 Hooked On Your Love
1976 Something He Can Feel
1977 Break It To Me Gently
1977 Look Into Your Heart
1977 When I Think About You
1978 Almighty Fire (Woman Of The Future)
1978 More Than Just A Joy
1979 Ladies Only

Other Aretha Franklin Vinyl and Aretha Franklin CD's: Recent Singles

1980 Half A Love
1981 Come To Me
1981 Hold On I'm Comin'
1981 Love All The Hurt Away
1981 United Together
1981 What A Fool Believes
1982 It's My Turn
1982 Jump To It
1982 Love Me Right
1983 Every Girl (Wants My Guy)
1983 Get It Right
1983 This Is For Real
1985 Freeway Of Love
1985 Who's Zoomin Who
1985 Who's Zoomin Who? (Remix)
1986 Ain t Nobody Ever Loved You
1986 Ain t Nobody Ever Loved You (Remix)
1986 Another Night
1986 Another Night (Remix)
1987 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
1987 Jimmy Lee
1987 Rock-A-Lott (Remix)
1989 Gimme Your Love
1989 It Isn't, It Wasn t, It Ain t Never Gonna Be
1989 Through The Storm
1991 Everyday People
1991 Someone Else's Eyes
1992 Ever Changing Times

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