The Fool On The Hill
Aretha Franklin

nodelusions916:

The Fool On The Hill

by Aretha Franklin

recorded: (1969)

This Girl’s In Love With You (rare outtake)

(previously unissued)

soulmo:

Aretha Franklin “When They Ask About You” (1961, Unreleased. From Just A Matter Of Time: Classic Columbia Recordings 1961-1966, 2009)

It’s Aries Diva Birthday Week, and first up, we wind up a pitch with Aretha Louise Franklin. The undisputed Queen Of Soul turns 72 years old this Tuesday. In nearly 6 decades of entertaining she’s racked up countless hits and accolades.

So it’s interesting to remember her middling beginnings at Columbia Records where she was positioned as an heir to Dinah Washington’s throne (among other women, notably Freda Payne, for example). However, one possibly more successful track that was explored (and then abandoned) was potentially casting her as the next Maxine Brown. This molasses thick pleader, however stayed in the vaults for close to 50 years as syrupy interpretations of standards became standard bearer for The Queen in Waiting during 1962 and ‘63.

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pbsamericanmasters:

The Queen of Soul turns 72 today! It was hard to pick, but here are our top 25 favorite Aretha Franklin songs.  

Mad at that fur though.

pbsamericanmasters:

The Queen of Soul turns 72 today! It was hard to pick, but here are our top 25 favorite Aretha Franklin songs.  

Mad at that fur though.

gegofrank:

Aretha Franklin 25 marzo 1942 Come lei, nessuno mai!!

gegofrank:

Aretha Franklin
25 marzo 1942
Come lei, nessuno mai!!

soulatlantic:

Aretha Franklin “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)” [1993]

She catches the spirit during this and goes OFF. One of her best performances.

Always dug this performance. Ree was ON that night.

soundsof71:

Aretha Franklin, working up a mighty sweat for “Rock Steady,” released November 26, 1971, from the album Young, Gifted and Black.

soundsof71:

Aretha Franklin, working up a mighty sweat for “Rock Steady,” released November 26, 1971, from the album Young, Gifted and Black.