Tag Archives: Aretha Franklin

Sunday Open Thread | Aretha Franklin Week

We will end this week with The Queen of Soul bringing the gospel.

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Friday Open Thread | Aretha Franklin Week

More from The Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin Music style and image Franklin has often been described as a great singer and musician due to “vocal flexibility, interpretive intelligence, skillful piano-playing, her ear, her experience.”[29] Franklin’s voice has been described … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Aretha Franklin Week

More from The Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin Later years In 1980, Franklin signed with Clive Davis’ Arista Records and that same year, gave a command performance at the Royal Albert Hall in front of Queen Elizabeth. Aretha also made … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Aretha Franklin Week

More from The Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin Commercial success In January 1967, choosing not to renew her Columbia contract after six years with the company, Franklin signed to Atlantic Records. That month, Aretha traveled to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Aretha Franklin Week

More from The Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin Early life Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of Barbara (née) Siggers and Clarence LaVaughn Franklin. Her father, who went by the nickname, “C. L.”, was an itinerant … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Aretha Franklin Week

This week will be devoted to the Queen of Soul. Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin’s church as a child. … Continue reading

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Videos | Brown Sugar: Eighty Years of America’s Black Female Superstars

Hat tip Yahtc! THANK YOU. Hope you enjoy the documentary series. And the FAN-TAB-U-LOUSNESS of these women cannot be DENIED

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Serendipity SOUL | Saturday Open Thread | Soul Train Performances

Soul Train Saturday… ENJOY: Don Cornelius Grooving Down the Soul Train Line

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African American History | First African-American woman, and first woman, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and pianist. In a recording career that has spanned over half a century, Franklin’s repertoire has included gospel, jazz, blues, R&B, pop, rock and funk. Franklin is … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread

“Oh Happy Day” is a 1967 gospel music arrangement of an 18th century hymn. Recorded by the Edwin Hawkins Singers, it became an international hit in 1969, reaching US #4 and UK #2 on the pop charts. It has since … Continue reading

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