|B-side "Ain't No Way"|
Format 7" single
|Released March 1968|
"(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone" is a classic song by R&B singer Aretha Franklin. Released from her Lady Soul album in 1968, the song was successful, debuting at #32 and peaking at #5 on the Hot 100 for five weeks, and spending three weeks at #1 on the Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart. The B-side, "Ain't No Way" was also a hit, peaking at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on the Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart. The personnel on the original recording included Melvin Lastie on Cornet, King Curtis and Charlie Chalmers on tenor sax, Willie Bridges on baritone sax, Spooner Oldham on piano, Jimmy Johnson on guitar, Tommy Cogbill on bass and Gene Chrisman on drums and the Sweet Inspirations on background vocals
A live recording was featured on the 1968 album, Aretha in Paris.
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap released a version of the song on their 1968 album, Young Girl, and the pianist Ramsey Lewis recorded an instrumental version on his 1968 album, Maiden Voyage.
Kate Ceberano released a version of the song on her 1989 album "Brave".
In 2012, Christine Anu covered the song on her album, Rewind: The Aretha Franklin Songbook.