, the late sister of Aretha
, is known best for the gripping ballads "Ain't No Way" and "Angel," both of which she wrote for big sis. Carolyn
was the baby of the Franklin
siblings. Chain Reaction
consists of mostly remakes. On the Moments' "Not on the Outside," she mimics the original, but gives it female flavor. Same for the Masqueraders
' soulful proclamation, "I Ain't Got to Love Nobody Else, I Got You." Yes, that's the correct title. She deserves brownie points for redoing a Masqueraders' song, a neglected soul group who was outstanding. They aren't covered much because few singers can do justice to their originals. For some reason, Carolyn
didn't write any of the songs. Surprising, because, besides the remakes, the rest of the LP is cluttered with ordinary attempts at commercialism like "Chain Reaction," and "Shattered Pride."