THE QUEEN IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE QUEEN! ~ R.I.P. ARETHA FRANKLIN (1942-2018)

Queen Of Soul Recording In New York

Barack Obama said via Twitter:

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There is nothing more to add … but some of her great music.

Long live Aretha Franklin!

First of all, feel free to listen to her very first, still quite jazzy album (if you click on the title, you will find the complete list of personnel).

ARETHA FRANKLIN with the RAY BRYANT COMBO – ARETHA – 1961

Won’t Be Long
Over The Rainbow
Love Is The Only Thing
Sweet Lover
All Night Long
Who Needs You?
Right Now
Are You Sure
Maybe I’m A Fool
It Ain’t Necessarily So
(Blue) By Myself
Today I Sing The Blues

The rest is history.

Read the obituary in the New York Times; and there is of course a lot to dig up on the world wide web.

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