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Tag: Aretha Franklin

Sunday, June 10th

Aretha testifies!

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018), “Climbing Higher Mountains” (with Rev. James Cleveland [1931-1991, piano, vocals]; Southern California Community Choir), live, Los Angeles (New Temple Missionary Baptist Church), 1972

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park Conservatory)

Sunday, May 22nd

testify!

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018, voice, piano), “Rock of Ages” (A. Toplady), live, Detroit (New Bethel Baptist Church), 2016

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, October 24th

timeless

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018, voice, piano) with Rev. James Cleveland (1931-1991, voice, piano), Southern California Community Choir, et al., live, New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, 1972

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, December 1st

like nobody else

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018), “Precious Lord” (T. A. Dorsey), live

 

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lagniappe

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, October 13th

Aretha testifies

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018) with Rev. James Cleveland (1942-2018), et al., live, Los Angeles, 1972

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, April 21st

Aretha testifies

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018), “Climbing Higher Mountains” (with Rev. James Cleveland), live, Los Angeles, 1972

 

Tuesday, March 12th

basement jukebox

Jackie (AKA Jacqui) Verdell (1937-1991), “Why Not Give Me a Chance” (J. Verdell), 1962

 

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musical thoughts

I also considered Jackie Verdell of the Davis Sisters one of the best and most underrated female soul singers of all time.

—Aretha Franklin (1942-2018), Aretha: From These Roots, 1999

Sunday, December 9th

can’t wait

Amazing Grace (Sydney Pollack, director; filmed, 1972; scheduled theatrical release, 2019), trailer

 

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lagniappe

reading table

It is true that the unknown is the largest need of the intellect, though for it, no one thinks to thank God.

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), Letter to Cousins Louisa (aka Louise) and Frances Norcross, 1876

Sunday, September 16th

More from Aretha’s homegoing service.

Smokey Robinson, “Really Gonna Miss You,” live, Detroit, 8/31/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Brook, Ill. (Dean Nature Sanctuary)

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reading table

Your path is at your feet whether you realize it or not.

—painter Agnes Martin, 1912-2004 (Arne Glimcher, Agnes Martin: Paintings, Writings, Remembrances, 2012)

Thursday, September 13th

basement jukebox

Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018

“I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)” (R. Shannon), 1967

 

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“Do Right Woman, Do Right Man” (C. Moman, D. Penn), 1967

 

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“Respect” (O. Redding), 1967

 

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