Aretha Franklin

How embarrassed should I be that the first time I put Aretha Franklin the person together with all those great Aretha Franklin songs was seeing her sing “Think” in “The Blues Brothers”? (Answer: Very.) All I know is, you can have Whitney, Mariah, and all those other female R&B singers who can “really sing”—I’d rather listen to Aretha Franklin 1,000 times over.

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