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ARETHA: PROM QUEEN

Dear ARETHA would have celebrated her 80th birthday this year. 2022 also marks the 50th anniversary of one of her most lauded albums – ‘Young Gifted And Black’. To mark the events BBC Proms...

SHOW SOME RESPECT….

The lauded ARETHA FRANKLIN biopic, ‘RESPECT’, wins UK cinema release this Friday 10th September. The movie stars Jennifer Hudson as Aretha while other cast members include Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron,...

ARETHA: BOXED OFF.

Last October we reported the release of a wonderful ARETHA FRANKLIN box set from RHINO RECORDS. It was simply called ‘ARETHA’ and was described as “4-CD and digital collection with 81 Tracks, including 19...
ARETHA FRANKLIN : 'Sings The Blues'

ARETHA FRANKLIN : ‘Sings The Blues’ (Label: SPV Blue)

It’s something of a myth that Aretha was a no-hit no-hoper during her first recording stint at Columbia Records in the early 1960s. Sure, when she went to Atlantic in 1966, she set the...
ARETHA FRANKLIN : 'Oh Me Oh My: Live In Philly, 1972'

ARETHA FRANKLIN : ‘Oh Me Oh My: Live In Philly, 1972’ (Label: Rhino Handmade)

Recently discovered gathering a veritable carpet of dust in the Atlantic vaults is this lost concert by the still undisputed ‘Queen Of Soul.’ It was recorded at the National Association Of Television & Radio...
ARETHA FRANKLIN: 'One Step Ahead'

ARETHA FRANKLIN: ‘One Step Ahead’ (Label: Edsel)

Rumour has it that the Queen of Soul is currently ensconced in the studio putting the finishing touches to ‘Aretha: A Woman Falling Out Of Love,’ which is slated as the chanteuse’s debut album...
ARETHA FRANKLIN: Rare & Unreleased Recordings From The Golden Reign Of The Queen Of Soul

ARETHA FRANKLIN: Rare & Unreleased Recordings From The Golden Reign Of The Queen Of Soul (Label: Rhino)

For a long time it was thought that a fire at a tape storage building in the late-’70s had destroyed any remaining unreleased Atlantic recordings by Aretha Franklin. That was certainly the reason cited...