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Aretha Franklin (1942–2018)

Forfatter af Aretha: From These Roots

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Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee on March 25, 1942. She began singing in the choir of her father's church and soon became a star soloist. Her first studio album, Aretha, was released in 1961. She recorded albums for five decades. Some of her songs included I Never Loved a Man vis mere (the Way I Love You), Think, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Chain of Fools, and Respect. She received 19 Grammy Awards including a lifetime achievement award in 1994. In 1987, she was the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. She died from advanced pancreatic cancer on August 16, 2018 at the age of 76. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Aretha Frnklin, Aretha Franklin, Aretha Frankllin

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Værker af Aretha Franklin

Aretha: From These Roots (1999) 227 eksemplarer
30 Greatest Hits (1985) 42 eksemplarer
Amazing Grace (1993) 25 eksemplarer
Lady Soul (1965) 25 eksemplarer
Franklin (1968) 20 eksemplarer
Aretha Now (1993) 16 eksemplarer
Aretha's Greatest Hits (1998) 15 eksemplarer
Vh1 Divas Live [Music Sound Recording] (1998) — Artist — 15 eksemplarer
The Best of Aretha Franklin (1984) 15 eksemplarer
Aretha Live at Fillmore West (2013) 11 eksemplarer
Amazing Grace 11 eksemplarer
Aretha's Best (2001) 10 eksemplarer
Young, Gifted and Black 10 eksemplarer
Respect: The Very Best of (2002) 9 eksemplarer
Rose Is Still a Rose (1998) 8 eksemplarer
This Christmas (2000) 8 eksemplarer
Aretha Sings the Blues (2008) 8 eksemplarer
Soul '69 [sound recording] (1993) 7 eksemplarer
Aretha Franklin - Gospel Greats (2003) 6 eksemplarer
Arethas Gold 6 eksemplarer
Sparkle (2006) 6 eksemplarer
Malcolm X: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992) — Artist — 6 eksemplarer
This Is Jazz 34: Aretha Franklin (1998) 5 eksemplarer
Aretha Franklin: 20 Greatest Hits (1987) 5 eksemplarer
So Damn Happy (2003) 5 eksemplarer
Platinum & gold collection (2003) 4 eksemplarer
Unforgettable 4 eksemplarer
Aretha in Paris (1994) 4 eksemplarer
The Electrifying Aretha Franklin (2015) 3 eksemplarer
I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (1986) 3 eksemplarer
Respect (1997) 3 eksemplarer
Aretha Arrives (2004) 3 eksemplarer
Jump To It (2012) 3 eksemplarer
Freeway of Love (1985) 3 eksemplarer
Love Songs (1997) 3 eksemplarer
You Grow Closer 3 eksemplarer
Precious Lord 3 eksemplarer
A natural woman and other hits (1997) 3 eksemplarer
Aretha (2000) 3 eksemplarer
Natural Woman 2 eksemplarer
100 Hits Legends 2 eksemplarer
Aretha Gospel 2 eksemplarer
Take A Look: Complete On Columbia (2011) 2 eksemplarer
I Say A Little Prayer (1968) 2 eksemplarer
What You See is What You Sweat (1991) 2 eksemplarer
Jazz to Soul (2007) 2 eksemplarer
Ultimate Christmas 2 eksemplarer
Sweet Bitter Love (1989) 2 eksemplarer
Sings Standards 1 eksemplar
From The Heart 1 eksemplar
Under Her Spell (2002) 1 eksemplar
The Age of Aretha 1 eksemplar
Spanish Harlem 1 eksemplar
So Damn Happy 1 eksemplar
In a Jazzy Mood 1 eksemplar
Joy to the World 1 eksemplar
Gospel Soul Of 1 eksemplar
Rock Steady (1972) 1 eksemplar
Think/You Send Me (1968) 1 eksemplar
Through the storm (2017) 1 eksemplar
The Queen Of Soul (4CD) (2014) 1 eksemplar
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Respect & Other Hits (1997) 1 eksemplar
Early Years 1 eksemplar
Gimme Your Love 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Blues Brothers [1980 film] (1980) — Vocalist — 572 eksemplarer
The Blues Brothers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1980) — Bidragyder — 86 eksemplarer
The Big Chill: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983) — Bidragyder — 81 eksemplarer
Duets II: The Great Performances (2011) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
Ultimate Collection (2005) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
The Look of Love: The Burt Bacharach Collection (1998) — Performer — 25 eksemplarer
Higher Ground (Blind Boys of Alabama) [Sound Recording] (2002) — Songwriter — 15 eksemplarer
Tapestry Revisited [sound recording] : a tribute to Carole King (1995) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Eurythmics: Greatest Hits [1991 video] (1992) — Artist — 10 eksemplarer
VH1 Divas Live [Video Recording] (1998) — Actor — 9 eksemplarer
Flower Power: Time of the Season — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Love Songs of Burt Bacharach (2004) — Artist — 1 eksemplar
Sounds of the Season — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Track Listings
Disc: 1
1 I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
2 Respect
3 Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
4 Dr. Feelgood (Love Is Serious Business)
5 Save Me
6 Baby, I Love You
7 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
8 Chain of Fools
9 (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone
10 Ain't No Way
11 Think
12 I Say a Little Prayer
13 The House That Jack Built
14 See Saw
15 The Weight
16 Share Your Love with Me
17 Eleanor Rigby
Disc: 2
1 Call Me
2 Spirit in the Dark
3 Don't Play That Song
4 You're All I Need to Get By
5 Bridge over Troubled Water
6 Spanish Harlem
7 Rock Steady
8 Oh Me Oh My (I'm a Fool for You Baby)
9 Day Dreaming
10 Wholy Holy
11 Angel
12 Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
13 I'm in Love
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carptrash | Apr 20, 2024 |
Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin by David Ritz is definitely atypical reading for me, though I have read Lightfoot by Nicholas Jennings and Simon and Garfunkel: Old Friends : A Dual Biography
by Joseph Morella and Patricia Barey. What makes it atypical is that though I like her music, I did not own a single album of hers prior to my starting to read this book. I purchased Amazing Grace, described by the author as "probably the best gospel album ever."

Aretha Franklin came to my attention on AM "Top 40" radio with her 1970 fairly minor hit "Don't Play That Song For Me." Later I came to listen to airplay of "Respect", the song after which this book is named, and her brilliant though overplayed cover of Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Waters. Her cover turned a folk ballad, essentially, into a gospel song. I barely heard her music until the late 1980's, I think 1988, with her hit "Freeway of Love."

The book is definitely not a hagiography, as many of this mold tend to be. Other Goodreads commentators consider the book to be harshly critical of her. I do not find this, at all, to be the case. I find it a candid and thorough biography, making clear that she is a giant in her genius and contribution to the world of music, while not always perfectly consistent. But who's is? Some people consider the coverage of her life virtual scandal-mongering. To my mind, she comes out quite a bit better than other popular musicians and show business types.

The author, David Ritz, was engaged as her collaborator for an autobiograpy. That autobiography came out in 1999, as Aretha: From These Roots by Aretha Franklin and David Ritz. David Ritz had, in fact, withdrawn as a collaborator when Aretha edited out the non-hagiographic personal materials. What remains is a frank portrait of her life that is, on balance, quite complimentary. The book is not the fairy-tale the subject would have preferred. But those who have a serious interest in an important historical figure and star should read the book, an easy "five stars."
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JBGUSA | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jan 2, 2023 |
FROM AMAZON: Her soulful, soaring voice has earned her mythic status. Now, in her own moving words, the woman behind the myth is revealed. The result is a captivating self-portrait of one of this century's most fascinating artists, an Aretha Franklin as real as the songs she sings.

For the first time anywhere, Aretha tells her story--the glorious triumphs as well as the heartbreaking pain. With refreshing candor, Aretha tells it like it is, the way she sees it, the way she lived it.

A child prodigy of the golden age of gospel, the daughter of a world-famous preacher, Aretha was the anointed successor to Mahalia Jackson and Clara Ward. But her father had a broader vision and helped Aretha enter the field of pop and jazz. By age eighteen, she was under contract to Columbia Records. Six years later, after only a few minor hits, she switched to Atlantic, where she shook the musical world to its roots. Her song "Respect" became the anthem of an epoch, a touchstone for African Americans, for women, for all people struggling to be free. Aretha became the Queen of Soul, the genre's finest interpreter since Ray Charles.
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Gmomaj | 3 andre anmeldelser | Nov 22, 2022 |
1 Aretha Franklin– Satisfaction
2 Otis Redding– Day Tripper
3 Howard Tate– Girl Of The North Country
4 Otis Clay– She’s About A Mover
5 Jimmy Ruffin– 96 Tears
6 Jr. Walker & The All Stars*– These Eyes
7 Bobby Womack– California Dreamin’
8 Four Tops– Walk Away Renee
9 Percy Sledge– Kind Woman
10 Ike & Tina Turner– Proud Mary
11 Wilson Pickett– Mama Told Me Not To Come
12 Al Green– How Can You Mend A Brokern Heart
13 Aretha Franklin– The Weight
14 The Isley Brothers– Summer Breeze (Part 1)
15 Earth, Wind & Fire– Got To Get You Into My Life
16 Pointer Sisters– Fire
17 The Staple Singers– Slippery People
18 Run-D.M.C.*– Walk This Way
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carptrash | Apr 29, 2022 |


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