After having several chart-topping gold singles that were recorded at Atlantic Records' New York recording studio, Aretha Franklin changed her recording base to Criteria Studios in Miami, FL. One song that resulted from her spring 1970 sessions resulted in another number one single for the Memphis native. Ben E. King had a Top Two R&B/number 11 pop hit with "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)," co-written with Atlantic co-founder Ahmet Ertegun. Franklin decided to cover the song on her Spirit in the Dark album. Producer Jerry Wexler used a band called the Dixie Flyers that he'd spotted at a Memphis blues festival on "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)." Franklin's snappy take on the tune, co-produced by Wexler, engineer Tom Dowd, and arranger Arif Mardin, sold more than a million copies, held down the R&B top spot for three weeks, and made it to number 11 pop in the fall of 1970.