Ahmet Ertegun isn’t usually thought of as a songwriter. But the legendary head of Atlantic Records co-wrote a major hit for Aretha Franklin in 1971. It’s called “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied).”
Now Bruce Springsteen has recorded it for his “Only the Strong Survive” album coming November 11th. (By coincidence you can find another cover of “Don’t Play That Song” by Bruce’s collaborator, R&B great Sam Moore, with Wynonna Judd on YouTube, from 2006.) Great song, great cover.
PS I’m waiting for Bruce’s album so everyone can hear his cover of Dobie Gray’s “Soul Days.” Amazing.