One of Aretha’s last gospel recordings doesn’t sound very gospel musically, but lyrically it’s all glory to God.
Every Little Bit Hurts
in 1964, Aretha eyed the hits in hopes of having her own.
It was… grace. “Amazing Grace” needs no introduction.
8 Days On The Road
A little-known cut from 1974’s Let Me In Your Life finds Aretha making her way home.
Try A Little Tenderness
Aretha covered this before Otis Redding. Otis covered it because of Aretha’s version.
Living In The Streets
Written by Rod Temperton, this cut centers around an infectious, bass-driven groove.
The most fitting song for April 1, April Fools Day, is “April Fools”, from Aretha Franklin’s 1972 album Young, Gifted & Black. It’s one of
You Grow Closer
One of the least-discussed songs from Aretha’s debut recordings has a unique history.
Never Leave You Again
Aretha joins forces with Puff Daddy (Diddy), Cory Rooney, and Kelly Price on this 1998 cut.
Over The Rainbow
When Aretha Franklin signed with Columbia Records in 1960, she was just 18 years old. John Hammond, famous at the time for discovering Billie Holliday,
The title track for Aretha Franklin’s ill-fated 1977 album Sweet Passion is a saga. It’s one of 4 self-penned cuts on the album With Aretha
Touch My Body
Aretha loved to add a contemporary hit to her set list, but with Mariah Carey’s latest hit, she decided to have a little bit of fun.
Who’s Zoomin’ Who?
The title track from Aretha Franklin’s 1985 Who’s Zoomin’ Who? gives Aretha a fresh edge with a phrase she’d been carrying since the 70’s.
I Say A Little Prayer
Less than 2 months after Dionne Warwick struck gold with “I Say A Little Prayer”, Aretha Franklin cut her version, filled with soul and character.
Over the next 365 days, I’m writing about an Aretha Franklin song every day. Why? Here’s everything you need to know.