Aretha Franklin gravelly ill

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    I know she's not dead yet but she doesn't really sing anymore. And I agree she had a great voice. I just think there are some who are better. I mean, it's a competitive field and largely a matter of personal taste. Not trying to take anything away from her, just putting it in perspective. Having said that, when she was in her prime she was great.
     
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    She was great! Yes
     
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    I don't recall anyone asking for YOUR opinion either.
     
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    Aretha started singing in the choir at the New Bethel Baptist church where her daddy was minister. Barry Gordy discovered her like most of the other MoTown artists...within a couple miles of his apartment which became "HitsVille USA" and then Motown Records.

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    Diana Ross & The Supremes, Smokey Robinson (all the way at the back) Martha Reeves, Stevie, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight...has that much talent ever been crowded into a little apartment since? I don't think so.
     
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    With this great song by Aretha ...I say good night to all my friends :huddle:



    Aretha Franklin~ " 'Til U Come Back To Me" (That's What I'm Gonna Do) 1978
     
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    Me and Mine will be praying for her and her family. Regardless of your opinion of her talent, many loved her music.
     
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    I agree, and I own most of her better songs in my library, including her gospel songs, which are actually better than her pop songs overall. I listen to something by her at least every three or so days. She was a good person, too; went back to her roots in her church by choice instead of going the usual route of dope addled degeneracy and ending up drowning in a bathtub or something stupid.

    Chain of Fools, House That Jack Built, Call Me. she wrote that one herself, Think, and Don't Play That Song are my popular favorites of hers; her gospel stuff is all good, better than her pop stuff.

    Hope she pulls through.
     
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    Wow, I surprisingly enjoyed perusing this rather inane thread... which leads me to question whether I might have an idolization issue with issues of pertinence, relevancy & reality... :)
     
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    This one's my favorite. Flip side of Chain Of Fools (if I remember correctly).

     
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