“Everything outside the music itself was a little bit Hollywood, production-wise,” Rainey said. “As I viewed the film, I felt it was more about James Cleveland, [gospel singer] Clara Ward and Aretha’s father, Rev. C.L. Franklin, than it was about her. But as side musicians, all you know is you’re there, playing with Aretha, and all the songs were perfect for her because it was a gospel album. Working with Aretha was always a pleasure.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times