Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin: muziek als activisme - Nieuws - Universiteit UtrechtAretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Referred to as the “Queen of Soul”, she has twice been placed 9th in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Franklin began her career as a child, singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father C. L. Franklin was a minister. At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular-music career as a recording artist for Columbia Records. While her career did not immediately flourish, she found acclaim and commercial success once she signed with Atlantic Records in 1966. Her commercial hits such as “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)”, “Respect”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, “Chain of Fools”, “Think” and “I Say a Little Prayer” propelled her past her musical peers. See for more.

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

Oh Happy Day

Respect [1967] (Aretha’s Original Version)

I Say A Little Prayer


Bridge Over Troubled Water

A Song For You

Ain’t No Way

I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)

The Old Landmark

I Dreamed A Dream

Amazing Grace

Live at Concertgebouw Amsterdam 1968 – Dr. Feelgood

Ever Changing Times ft. Michael McDonald

A Deeper Love

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