jcboy
 
Reply Tue 14 Aug, 2018 06:47 pm
It’s been reported Aretha Franklin is gravely ill.

As my mother would day, “Mi Sheberakh.’


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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 14 Aug, 2018 06:50 pm
@jcboy,
I wish her peace and comfort.
jcboy
 
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Reply Tue 14 Aug, 2018 06:52 pm
@ehBeth,
yes ma'am, there will never be another.
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jespah
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2018 06:55 am
@jcboy,
And so say we all.

(From the book of Battlestar Galactica, Reboot edition)
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Real Music
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2018 02:55 pm
@jcboy,
Aretha Franklin & Smokey Robinson "Ooh Baby Baby" + interview

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Real Music
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2018 02:57 pm
@jcboy,
Aretha Franklin is national treasure. Smile
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 16 Aug, 2018 08:17 am

RIP...

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/16/entertainment/aretha-franklin-dead/index.html
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 16 Aug, 2018 08:53 am
Farewell to the Queen.



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Real Music
 
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Reply Thu 16 Aug, 2018 10:04 am
Aretha Franklin will be truly missed. I have fond memories of her music from my childhood. Especially during the 1970s. Although we knew this day was coming, I couldn't hold back my tears when hearing of her passing. I send out my prayers and condolences to her family.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Thu 16 Aug, 2018 11:24 am
Local (Detroit) Tv and radio stations tributing her today. She sure was a treasure!

Her personal life, however, was often in chaos. I don’t know who was her personal financial manager, but she was notorious for not paying her bills to vendors and staff. I doubt if you would have gotten a carpet cleaner, gardener or carpenter to service her in the last 5 years. Lots of financisl issues going on in her life. She supported many members of her family who became her “entourage” She had plans to open a museum and restaurant in Detroit. Pancreatic cancer.

Big hearted lady with a huge talent. No one will ever be like the Queen.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 16 Aug, 2018 11:42 am
Great interview with Laurie Brown from 20 years ago.

https://www.cbcmusic.ca/posts/20270/aretha-franklin-first-canadian-tv-interview
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 16 Aug, 2018 11:59 am
@ehBeth,
loved her way of belting it out.
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jcboy
 
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Reply Thu 16 Aug, 2018 04:25 pm
A wonderful woman with the voice of an angel. RIP Ms. Franklin.

"Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, it’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening."

Aretha Franklin
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2018 01:38 am
May she Rest In Peace.

Man, that’s sad. At least we had her and her gorgeous voice for as long as we did. Whenever I had her voice, I would stop whatever I was doing and listen.

Aretha, I say a little 🙏 for you!
FOUND SOUL
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2018 01:49 am
@Ragman,
76 Bless way too young for such an outstanding "QUEEN" of Song.

She touched so many hearts and will Always continue to do so... What a voice.

RESPECT!
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eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2018 03:24 am
@jcboy,
First came across Aretha in the Blues Brothers movie, a bit late in the day, but my god she could belt it out.
My Missus was a big fan.

May she R.I.P.
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gollum
 
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Reply Sat 18 Aug, 2018 11:20 am
@Ragman,
Did she write the lyrics to the songs that she sang?

Did she create the music for the songs that she sang?
jespah
 
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Reply Sat 18 Aug, 2018 11:48 am
@gollum,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Songs_written_by_Aretha_Franklin
https://secondhandsongs.com/artist/10/works

Hard to say how accurate either list is, but it's a start.
gollum
 
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Reply Sat 18 Aug, 2018 12:05 pm
@jespah,
jespah-

Thank you.

I am not sure how to construe the term "songs written."

Does it mean that she created the tune or that she wrote the lyrics?

I have long thought that the singer of a great hit gets too much credit, while the creator of the tune and the lyrics receives too little credit (if any).
Real Music
 
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Reply Sat 18 Aug, 2018 12:16 pm
Aretha Franklin - Angel
1973

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