Prayers for The Queen of Soul. The Great Aretha Franklin Gravely Ill.

The truly one of a kind Aretha Franklin, whose soaring voice inspired generations of musicians, vocalists, soul aficionados and just regular folk like me, is gravely ill at her home in Detroit.

Truly unique in a genre, R&B and Soul, bursting with talent, Aretha’s singular and powerful vocals swept over and helped to define a nation experiencing transformation, upheaval and profound change like a bluesy siren’s clarion call.  

There will never be another.