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.
This one is personal. I’m taking you back to my 1st Aretha show, 20 years ago.
Aretha grooves by the fire in this 1964 take on the Christmas classic.
Aretha embodies “Joy” with this 1994 take on the classic hymn.
Aretha makes magic with this holiday classic.
One of Aretha’s early holiday cuts overflows with emotion.
Aretha made not one, not two, but three appearances on the Four Tops’ 1995 Christmas album, Christmas Here With You. She delivered 2 sung lines
Aretha gave us two versions of Ave Maria over the years: one for church, and one for the holiday party.