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Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul, RIP

Today, the world mourns the loss of The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. She passed away this morning in her home town of Detroit at the age of 76.

 

The world will miss your presence among us, but your music will be with us forever! RIP.

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/16/532687119/aretha-franklin-the-queen-of-soul-dead-at-76?utm_source=npr...

"Rock 'n' roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them." Pete Townshend
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NPR also posted this In Memoriam playlist. There's something on this playlist for everyone, including her well known hits, of which there are many, but also some lesser known songs, many covers, and many spirituals.

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/16/638549980/aretha-franklin-in-memoriam-playlist

"Rock 'n' roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them." Pete Townshend
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@MaVolta wrote:

NPR also posted this In Memoriam playlist. There's something on this playlist for everyone, including her well known hits, of which there are many, but also some lesser known songs, many covers, and many spirituals.

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/16/638549980/aretha-franklin-in-memoriam-playlist


Thank you for posting this!   RIP Aretha. 😓

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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@nyadrn - You're most welcome! I was happy to see it on NPR because there are songs on the list that I'm not familiar with, and also, there's quite a collection of her gospel music. Wow, did she put the heart and soul in gospel! I read a commentary somewhere that she even made secular music sound like a religious experience! No wonder she was, and always will be, The Queen of Soul. 

"Rock 'n' roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them." Pete Townshend
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@MaVolta wrote:

@nyadrn - You're most welcome! I was happy to see it on NPR because there are songs on the list that I'm not familiar with, and also, there's quite a collection of her gospel music. Wow, did she put the heart and soul in gospel! I read a commentary somewhere that she even made secular music sound like a religious experience! No wonder she was, and always will be, The Queen of Soul. 


Her soulful music was wonderful and then of course she had others like this one of my favorites

 

https://youtu.be/Ip_pjb5_fgA

Freeway of Love.  

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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