Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin (76) died Thursday of cancer. These are her ten most essential songs.
“There is a fountain filled with blood” (1956)
Franklin has a few gospelplaten recorded in her career, but this recording, in the church of her father, is special. Listening to the fourteen-year-old (!) Aretha, in a psalm of the eighteenth-century British composer William Cowper.
“Do right woman, do right man’ (1967)
The b-side of her first single for Atlantic, ” I never loved a man (the way I love you)’, was on the radio just as often turned to as the a-side. The first of many songs which Aretha respect in a relationship is as important as love.
‘Think’ (1968 and 1980)
Franklin had Otis ‘ Rescue ‘Respect’ was already a feminist anthem. ‘Think’ she wrote with her husband, Ted White; because of their explosive relationship and Whites is not really respectful dealings with women, the text best autobiographical. In the movie the Blues Brothers, performing Aretha him, with great effect, and sense of humor. The smallest backing vocalist in the clip is Aretha’s sister Carolyn.
‘You make me feel (like a natural woman)’ (1967)
From the doorbraakjaar 1967, when Aretha but five scored hits, and one of the most famous songs of Carole King and Gerry Goffin. King explains in this clip how Jerry Wexler, a number wanted; during the tribute to King at the Kennedy Centre on december 6, 2015 came to Franklin to her surprise the number. President Obama will get a crop in the throat.
‘Ain’t no way ” (1968)
The song was written by Aretha’s sister Carolyn; the soprano in the background is Cissy Houston, whitney’s mother. Aretha keeps him in until the end of the song, to them the pain of an unattainable man the full loop as of late.
‘I say a little prayer (1968)
A number of Burt Baccharach and Hal David that all was a hit for Dionne Warwick, but Aretha put it completely into her hand by both a Motown feel to give it as a gospelpiano. A cover from an unknown television show that also proves that the young Aretha is unnecessary complexes made about her appearance…
‘Don’t play that song ” (1970)
Nobody sings like Aretha Franklin, but there are also not so many people who play the piano such as it is, as she proves in this clip from the crazy ‘Cliff Richard Show’. The song, written by Aretha’s labelboss Ahmet Ertegün and Betty Nelson, wife of Ben E. King, was made in 1962 also a big hit for King.
‘Get it right’ (1983)
Franklin’s disco era is certainly not the first to be called if it is on her classics, but also then she took a great job. Between the hitplaten ‘Jump to it’ and ‘Who’s zoomin who’ was ‘Get it right’ unjustly forgotten – but how many singers can this sexy dansvloervuller of Luther Vandros sing without breath to have happen.
‘Sisters are doin’ it for themselves’ (1985)
Annie Lennox first went to knock on Tina Turner, but who saw a text about women who out of the kitchen, not sit. No one can imagine anyone other than Aretha the song could sing.
‘I knew you were waiting for me (1987)
George Michael was disappointed that Franklin and the duet is not more than ‘okay’ found – but he had a beautiful one with his idol sung. The song of Narada Michael Walden, fixed songleverancier of Whitney Houston, was Franklin’s only number one hit in our country.