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Queen of Soul June 24, 2009

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The Queen of Soul…Ms. Aretha Franklin.  Nothing more needs to be said.  Feel free to comment on your favorite tracks. And be sure to check out postings throughout the month.

Say A Little Prayer

You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman


Old School Friday: I Had A Bad Day At Work March 27, 2009

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Usually when I’m in a bad mood I turn to classic soul or gospel.  It always gets me through.

It’s the last Friday of Women’s History Month so this edition is ladies only.  Happy OSF, visit the other participants via OBW’s site.

Nina Simone – Ohh Child

I love this version!

Aretha Franklin – Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Patti Labelle – The Lord’s Prayer

I love Patti when she just sings and not screams at me.

Old School Friday: Remakes January 30, 2009

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Most times I don’t like remakes especially if the original artist has a distinctive sound.  These are some of the better ones I’ve heard.  I had such a hard time narrowing it down.  I may have to do a part 2.

Something He Can Feel ~ Aretha Franklin (1976) vs. En Vogue (1992)

Aretha recorded this Curtis Mayfield written & produced track for the “Sparkle” movie soundtrack.  Supposedly, the reason Aretha recorded the entire soundtrack is because the movie’s star Lonette McGee, who played Sister, was signed to an independent record label and they wouldn’t allow any recordings to be released.  What made En Vogue so good?  They can flat out sing. Please come back–you’ve been gone too long.  (They were of the era when an artist’s career was about good music and not just showing your a**.)

Aretha’s version:

En Vogue’s version: