|"(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone"|
|Single by Aretha Franklin|
|from the album Lady Soul|
|B-side||"Ain't No Way"|
|Songwriter(s)||Aretha Franklin, Teddy White|
|Aretha Franklin singles chronology|
"(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone" is a song by singer Aretha Franklin. Released from her Lady Soul album in 1968, the song was successful, debuting at number 31 and peaking at number 5 on the Hot 100 for five weeks, and spending three weeks at number 1 on the Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart. The B-side, "Ain't No Way", was also a hit, peaking at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 9 on the Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart.
A live recording was featured on the 1968 album Aretha in Paris.
- Aretha Franklin - lead vocals
- Jimmy Johnson and Bobby Womack - guitars
- Spooner Oldham - Fender Rhodes electric piano
- Tommy Cogbill - bass guitar
- Roger Hawkins - drums
- Melvin Lastie, Joe Newman, Bernie Glow - trumpets
- Tony Studd - bass trombone
- King Curtis, Seldon Powell, Frank Wess - tenor saxophones
- Haywood Henry - baritone saxophone
- The Sweet Inspirations, Carolyn Franklin & Erma Franklin - background vocals
- horn arrangement: Arif Mardin
Whitney Houston performed the song in a tribute to Franklin on her 1997 HBO special, Classic Whitney Live from Washington, D.C.. The song was included in a medley with Franklin's "Baby I Love You" and "Ain't No Way".
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||5|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Rhythm & Blues||1|
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942–2004. Record Research. p. 215.
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