“A beautiful song, for a beautiful lady”
The lead single that didn’t make the album.
Aretha annihilates this blues standard on Aretha Arrives.
A broken arm couldn’t keep Aretha out of the studio or away from the piano.
Aretha gives a gorgeous reading to this classic from ‘A Chorus Line.’
The second song Aretha recorded for Atlantic started in Alabama and ended in New York City.
Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin in this new film.
The new 4-cd, 81-track box set tracks Aretha’s career from end to end.
Aretha turns this Temptations ballad into a brooding plea for the sky to open up.
Aretha perseveres solo as she kisses off a two-timing lover.
It’s one of the most beautiful and adoring songs Aretha ever wrote.
Aretha’s towering 1978 cover of Debby Boone’s classic finally sees the light of day.
Aretha delivers an immense rendition of this Donny Hathaway classic for 1992’s Malcom X soundtrack.
Aretha sits down at the piano and gets a new set of lyrics to take on Dinah Washington’s “Evil Gal Blues”
Today, it’s a little-known b-side. But “Operation Heartbreak” was one of Aretha’s most successful songs at Columbia Records.
An album cut from 1977’s Sweet Passion finds Aretha letting her man down easy.
The penultimate cut on her 1967 Atlantic debut features Aretha with no piano and no background vocals, making a plea for rescue.
Aretha unleashes a powerful squall on this adult-contemporary kiss off.