Aretha went through some lean times in the late 70's, her disco album, "La Diva" was not a big seller, even though Franklin's voice was at it peak at that time. She sounded great, but the material lacked the soul of her earlier material and the public's attention shifted away from her and she ended her relationship with Atlantic records. Moving on to Arista, she went in the studio with an armful of funky tunes, among them a blazing cover of the Doobie Brothers #1 hit, "What A Fool Believes". Arista Executive Arif Marden handled the production and arranging himself to ensure that Aretha got the star treatment. James Jamerson, The Sweet Inspirations (the Original members!), David Foster, Louis Johnson, Jeff Porcaro, David Paich were all part of the crew to reinvent Aretha. "Can't Turn You Loose", "School Days" and "What A Fool Believes", I loved those songs so much! I haven't done Aretha in a while and remembered that some time ago I had purchased the promotional 12 version of "Fool", which had new instrumental passages not available any other way. So I got to funkin' around with it and here it is. This album brought her back and set her up for her next triumph, her role in "The Blues Brothers" movie. I went to see it with my friend Suzanne, and we both almost peed our pants when Aretha started singing "Think" in that little diner. What an amazing presence. She should have done more acting...she's got "it". The next thing I know, Luther Vandross had produced Aretha's new album that was droppping that day...I ran out and picked it up, "Jump To It" was all over the place.