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.
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