Aretha Franklin gravelly ill

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    Get yourself a 'Greatest hits' compilation of her songs for your collection, or downloads or whatever you prefer. She has a powerful voice worth a listen. Music and pop culture are a major industry for America and its exports, as well as an influence on its politics, if nothing else, so why not dabble a little?
     
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    Aretha had her style. She gave everything she had to every song she had. Greatest is subjective....but she sure was original
     
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    Then there are the imitators.

     
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    Talent like hers will be remember for a very ,very long time, thank you for all the wonderful music!
    (((( Rest In Peace Aretha)))


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    She had a long, wonderful life...money, fame, the adoration of millions...good job, Aretha....tonight you're free of Earth's pain and suffering and singing in the Lord's choir. :eusa_pray:
     
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    RIP Ms. Franklin.

    Down to 86 pounds, according to one story. What a horrible disease.
     
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    Indeed. Listening to a lot of retrospectives and old interviews with her the last couple of days, and a whole body of her work I've never heard or hven't heard in many years is being played; excellent jazz singer.

    And yet stations like NPR and the others don't play any of her great Gospel songs, as if the vast majority of her life's musical legacy is being completely blacked out. What a shame.
     
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    I bow to her to Aretha ..

    Amazing!

    Aretha Franklin - Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool For You Baby)
     
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    My favorite song by Aretha:

     

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