Via
Canon CanoScan LiDE 700F
70sbestblackalbums:

Be the QUEEN!

70sbestblackalbums:

Be the QUEEN!

Reasons Why
Aretha Franklin

soulatlantic:

She sang the hell out of this. Freshly ripped off my vinyl copy of La Diva, which is part of what I refer to as the “elusive 5”. There are 5 late 70’s Aretha albums still available only on vinyl and 8-track. 

Oh Happy Day
Aretha Franklin & Mavis Staples

fransienne:

I remember the first time I ever heard this song and I was so taken aback by how sensational it was. The way they sing is so replete with vigor and gusto that I couldn’t help but fall in love with this version and their unparalleled and distinctive voices and singing styles. Both Aretha Franklin and Mavis Staples have this zealous grace in their singing that is so undeniably enjoyable and deliciously soulful. It really replenishes me listening to this song, as I always go back to it. I need this vinyl, I’m a big fan of Gospel music. It has so much soul and most importantly so much history and background unlike other genres of music I’ve heard.

~* I posted this because I couldn’t find it anywhere, but I’m really glad I was able to upload it without it failing! *~

design-is-fine:

Milton Glaser, Aretha, poster for eye magazine, 1968. Art director Alfred Zelcer, Source

design-is-fine:

Milton Glaser, Aretha, poster for eye magazine, 1968. Art director Alfred Zelcer, Source

Oh Baby
Aretha Franklin

brandonousley:

Heavenly. 

Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Aretha Franklin
Good Times
Aretha Franklin

muuuuuuusic:

Ms. Aretha Franklin & Mr. Sam Cooke… love forever.

I listen to this when I’m down… It’s brought me some happy moments amidst all the craziness lately.