My favorite song of Carole King’s is “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman“. Many people associate this song with Aretha Franklin who had the Top 10 hit in 1967. Carole King co-wrote this song with Gerry Goffin at the Brill Building in New York City.
As recounted in his autobiography, Jerry Wexler, a student of African-American musical culture, had been mulling over the concept of the “natural man” when he drove by Carole King on the streets of New York. He shouted out to her he wanted a “natural woman” song for Franklin’s next album. In thanks, Goffin and King granted Wexler a co-writing credit (Courtesy of wikipedia).
- Singer-songwriter Carole King writing memoir (pbpulse.com)