Aretha Franklin

ARETHA FRANKLIN: Classic Soul 1973 Interview

2020 introduction: Aretha Franklin had just enjoyed major success with the Stevie Wonder composition 'Until You Come Back To Me'. She was in contract re-negotiations with Atlantic Records and already working on material for a new album when she did a rare transatlantic phone interview with London-based music journalist (and then-future SoulMusic.com founder) David Nathan...

Aretha - Life, Love, Laughter & The Groove

ARETHA… Reflecting on my thoughts on August 16, the second anniversary of the passing of the acknowledged ‘Queen Of Soul’ (with whom I first had contact back in 1966, as a teenage fan writing a letter c/o her father’s church and, oh happy day, getting a reply) – I find myself drawn to the aspects of her music, her legacy and her personality, notably different from what first touched my heart and soul…