Aretha Franklin

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Postby menime123 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:04 pm

You can’t have an Aretha thread without this:



Just perfect. I mean which other legend else walks on stage with their handbag? :lol:
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Postby musedeva » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:32 pm

She's Meeting Her King Ah Soul just now.......................

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Postby Bulwieboo » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:00 pm

It's hard to think she's no longer with us :cry: But I'm sure one day we will meet her on the other side of that bridge

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Postby JSparksFan » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:07 pm

^ "Bridge over troubled water" is a fitting description of the adversity through which she fought and emerged a legend. How fortunate are we all that she was able to channel deep-rooted struggle and pain into power, soul, and hope that she shared with millions.
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Postby AndiIversen » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:57 pm

You never really expect them to go away... :( Rest in Peace Aretha.
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Postby BlueScorpion » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:25 pm

The fact we managed to live and witness many moments of her during her lifetime feels like a blessing.
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YOU'RE TOO STRONG!"
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Postby musedeva » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:30 pm

JUST WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Check the Niles Rodgers TRIBUTE outtake, w Kim his singer for ARETHA yesterday/today

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmjjA5alyD7 ... 7hswplx2c5

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Postby RayRay » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:35 pm

My husband has been playing Aretha for hours now.
He's got all her CD's, so I wonder how long he will go on. 8-)
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Postby Bojan » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:02 am

JanetShe is literally, every artist's favorite artist. She is forever trending. We are living in a Janet Nation. Every day we feel her impact.
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Postby JSparksFan » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:16 am

RayRay wrote:My husband has been playing Aretha for hours now.
He's got all her CD's, so I wonder how long he will go on. 8-)
She has more than 42 albums, not including compilations, so he can play her all night!
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Postby JSparksFan » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:36 am

Ariana Grande performed "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" on Jimmy Fallon tonight. She did a terrific job!

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Postby Wayne » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:15 pm

I had no idea that The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra reworked some of her hits! :o

Currently listening now, they did magical things with Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley hits.
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Postby RayRay » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:26 pm

JSparksFan wrote:
RayRay wrote:My husband has been playing Aretha for hours now.
He's got all her CD's, so I wonder how long he will go on. 8-)
She has more than 42 albums, not including compilations, so he can play her all night!
So I've noticed...
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Postby RayRay » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:27 pm

Wayne wrote:I had no idea that The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra reworked some of her hits! :o

Currently listening now, they did magical things with Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley hits.
They also did some magic with Aretha IMO.
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Postby Wayne » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:30 pm

Holy shit, what they do with Don't Play That Song (You Lied) and Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) is unreal - they improve on the originals IMO.

7 tracks in and I think it's a magnificent record thus far.
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Postby menime123 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:29 am

Wayne wrote:Holy shit, what they do with Don't Play That Song (You Lied) and Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) is unreal - they improve on the originals IMO.

7 tracks in and I think it's a magnificent record thus far.
It’s a great album - the modern production and remastered vocals really make the songs sound brand new.
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Postby Lioha » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:09 am

Wayne wrote:I had no idea that The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra reworked some of her hits! :o

Currently listening now, they did magical things with Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley hits.
This album is amazing!
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Postby Wayne » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:42 am

I'm still really surprised by just how good The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra did with her hits. :lol:

Like seriously, listen to this:



Is that not one of the greatest examples of reworking a song and improving it you've ever heard?!
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Postby spiritboy » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:26 pm

Guys i'm not familiar with her discography bar 1 or 2 songs. Which collection on Spotify would you recommend?
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Postby Wayne » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:05 pm

Her 1998 Greatest Hits album is her best compilation IMO.

I'm going to be starting a survivor on it later today with song links for anyone interested - it will have her biggest hits on there.
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Postby Wayne » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:04 pm



Two legends - I never knew Stevie wrote Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do).

I've started my Aretha GH survivor, take part here: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=135762" target="_blank
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Postby RayRay » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:06 am

spiritboy wrote:Guys i'm not familiar with her discography bar 1 or 2 songs. Which collection on Spotify would you recommend?
The album with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra that is talked about on this page.
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Postby iMacourey » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:43 am

RayRay wrote:
spiritboy wrote:Guys i'm not familiar with her discography bar 1 or 2 songs. Which collection on Spotify would you recommend?
The album with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra that is talked about on this page.
I downloaded that album after seeing it mentioned here yesterday and it really is a stunning collection.
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Postby bm08 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:43 pm

This entire press tour made me cackle...but this is both funny and shady.

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Postby TIfan » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:55 pm

Hurts Like Hell is the best song from The Waiting To Exgake soundtrack.
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