Song of the Day Jan 3
January 3, 2024
This month I’m focusing on some great hits from the 60s.
Today our song is: (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Wikipedia tells us this about the song:
Written by the partnership of Gerry Goffin and Carole King, the song was inspired by Atlantic Records co-owner and producer Jerry Wexler. As recounted in his autobiography, Wexler, a student of African-American musical culture, had been mulling over the concept of the "natural man", when he drove by King on the streets of New York. He shouted out to her that he wanted a "natural woman" song for Aretha Franklin's next album. Goffin and King went home and wrote the song that night. In thanks, they granted Wexler a co-writing credit.