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PostPosted: 08/17/18 9:55 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

mercfan3 wrote:
The song was originally written for Franklin, and she released her version in 1970.

It’s included in her “essential” playlist..but that isn’t the song I’d choose to remember Aretha by. (Although, maybe it was played a lot by the person who wrote that tweet.)

Aretha has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. One of the best vocalists ever.

She was always the exception to. Rollingstone and other big music critics have a tendency to exclude minorities and women when it comes to music. Aretha was always given the credit she deserved. (For example, Rolling Stone only listed one woman in the top 15, and less than 20 total, in their list of greatest singers of all time. Aretha was ranked #1. You’re something special when you can crash through glass ceilings.)




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I remember hearing an interview, a million years ago, of Dusty talking about Aretha's version. She made a point of conveying her love of, and, it seemed to me at the time, envy, of AF's phrasing of the line "who could ever reach me".

"The only boy, WHO could ever reach me....". DS repeatedly mentioned this, and even sang both. She said something like, "I sang it pretty straight, like this...., but Aretha changed it and made it better".



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PostPosted: 08/17/18 10:03 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Video of Aretha in her final months.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUClsyZqoso



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PostPosted: 08/17/18 8:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Aretha Franklin’s Public Viewing and Funeral Services

Date:Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Time:9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Event: Aretha Franklin/Lay in State
Location:Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Date:Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Time:9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Event:Aretha Franklin/Lay in State
Location:Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Date:Friday, August 31, 2018
Time:10:00 a.m.
Event: Greater Grace Temple
Location:23500 West 7 Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48219
Note: Limited to family and friends

*Aretha Franklin will be entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, MI, along with her father, Rev. C.L. Franklin; brother Cecil Franklin; sisters Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin; and nephew, Thomas Garrett.



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PostPosted: 08/20/18 9:12 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 08/20/18 7:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 08/23/18 12:00 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I don't mean to derail the discussion about her accomplishments, but it's now widely reported that she left no will or trust or other directive regarding her $80M estate, despite the cancer diagnosis hanging over her head. She apparently had some unusual ideas about managing her money, as she demanded to be paid in cash before each concert and wouldn't go onstage until the money was in her hands. She then turned around and paid her staff in cash and everything was done under the table.

She has 4 children, and apparently Michigan state law says her estate will be split between them equally, but I bet there are attorneys, as well as the IRS, salivating over this.


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PostPosted: 08/24/18 7:48 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson and More Set to Perform at Aretha Franklin's Funeral
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Aretha Franklin will be sent to her final resting place with special tributes from her famous friends.

Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Shirley Caesar, and Chaka Khan are set to perform at the Queen of Soul’s funeral, which will be held in Detroit on Aug. 31, as announced in a statement provided by Franklin’s publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, to The Associated Press, according to Deadline.


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Gospel artists Yolanda Adams, Marvin Sapp, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, The Aretha Franklin Choir and the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir have also been named as performers.


https://people.com/music/aretha-franklin-funeral-stevie-wonder-faith-hill-performing/



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PostPosted: 08/29/18 6:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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A link to a clearer version.

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PostPosted: 09/04/18 7:27 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Aretha Franklin's family says pastor's eulogy was offensive, distasteful

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The remarks delivered in Detroit by Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. on Friday were met with wide criticism on social media and now by the family of the “Queen of Soul,” with nephew Vaughn Franklin telling The Associated Press that they considered it to be offensive and distasteful.


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He said his remarks about black women being incapable of raising sons alone were taken out of context. In the eulogy Williams described the idea of children being raised without a "provider" father and a mother as the "nurturer" as "abortion after birth."

Franklin was a single mother to four children and many interpreted his remarks as a dig toward the singer.

"Here's the root of what I've been talking about: In order to change America, we must change black America's culture," he said. "We must do it through parenting. In order for the parenting to go forth, it has to be done in the home. The home."

But on Monday Vaughn Franklin said the family expected a proper eulogy that concentrated on his aunt's life.

Williams' spokesman said in a statement Monday evening that Williams respects the family's opinion and that he's sorry they feel that way.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/news/aretha-franklins-family-says-pastors-eulogy-was-offensive-distasteful/ar-BBMQavp?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout



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PostPosted: 09/10/18 10:45 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote



A reference to the big bow hat she wore during Obama's 2009 inauguration!












Notice the Martin Luther King, Jr. character leading the choir...


Aretha and former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan passed away on the same week...



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