We lost the Queen of Soul this week.
As sad as we are, the remembrances have been uplifting. Who didn’t love Aretha Franklin?
She transcended musical genre, gender, race, and politics. She was born in Memphis in 1942, but lived most of her life in Detroit. She won 18 Grammys over the course of her career and was the first-ever female artist to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Tonight’s first song is Chain of Fools, one of my favorites. It featured prominently in the John Travolta movie Michael, but I chose this 50 year old television performance of the song.
I also couldn’t resist this joyous version of Think from 1980’s Blues Brothers.
So how about you? What’s your favorite? Comment below and keep the respect going.
I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. Be sure to hug those you love.
Happy Saturday night!