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.
Aretha gives this jazz standard a chill, yet soulful makeover.
Aretha gives two very distinct readings of this Al Jolsen song, made a hit by Bing Crosby.
The opening & title cut from 1976’s Sparkle simply glistens.
Aretha’s 1991 voice fits this catchy, strong ballad oh so well.
This 1969 b-side merging 2 Johnny Ace songs is a masterclass in Aretha’s vocal control and agility.
Aretha takes on a Nancy Wilson hit, and for once largely leaves the arrangement as is.
Aretha returned in 2003 with this breezy cut that epitomizes a warm, sunny day… with a touch of melancholy.
Van McCoy composed this understated ballad from Aretha’s 1975 album “You”
Aretha reaches back to her youth, and brings her sisters, and Willa Ward, along for the ride.
One of an album’s worth of material recorded in 1963 that wasn’t first released until 2002.
Aretha accelerates Bill Withers’ beautiful ballad on the title cut to one of her 1974 LPs.
When it came to covering a song, Aretha had ZERO shame in putting her stamp on a hit, even if it was a recent hit.