Aretha gave us two versions of Ave Maria over the years: one for church, and one for the holiday party.
No studio version exists, but there are two live performances.
Aretha brings opera to Christmas.
It sat unreleased for 36 years, but Aretha’s “My Way” is better than Frank Sinatra’s.
Aretha narrates Sam Cooke’s classic as Sam, in tribute to Sam, and with her own changes in mind.
One of the most beautiful things Aretha ever wrote and recorded.
The opening cut from Aretha’s 1980 Arista debut showcases a singer with something to prove.
Aretha adds some pure gospel into her 2008 Christmas LP.
Aretha stormed the gates and seized ownership of this classic before Simon & Garfunkel could even get their hands on their Grammys.
Aretha takes a page from Dinah Washington & the composer of “Over The Rainbow” on this 1986 cover.
Aretha’s take on this Christmas staple is a slow-paced, melismatic vocal show out.
Aretha gets into the Christmas spirit with this classic, and surprises an audience with an impromptu version in 2015
This retro groove gave 80’s Aretha a nostalgic 60’s feel.
Stevie Wonder brought Aretha one of her most enduring hits. Stevie sang it first, but Aretha’s version is the standard, and made chart history.
The title cut to Aretha Franklin’s fourth album at Columbia Records, Laughing On The Outside, is another cover. Shocking, right? Aretha? A cover? As I’ve
Subtle, yet powerful, Aretha describes the love of a mother.
Aretha returns to jazz on this beautiful, little-known 1992 cut from the soundtrack to White Men Can’t Jump
Sugar Ray Aretha steps into the ring on this 1982 cut.