Tag Archives: Aretha Franklin

I Say A Little Prayer: Dionne Warwick; Aretha Franklin; Natalie Cole and Whitney Houston

Hello there! This week our blog features an iconic female pop song, I Say a Little Prayer. We will first discuss the original by Dionne Warwick. Next, we will review a cover of this song by Aretha Franklin, and we … Continue reading

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Think: Aretha Franklin; The Blues Brothers movie; Katharine McPhee.

Hello there! This week’s blog is part of our continuing salute to the memory of Aretha Franklin, who passed away just weeks ago. Here is one of her iconic R&B tunes, Think. We will first review Aretha’s original recording. Next … Continue reading

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Bridge Over Troubled Water: Simon & Garfunkel; Aretha Franklin; Stevie Wonder

Hello there! Our song this week is Bridge Over Troubled Water. This is a folk-pop song written in the style of a gospel tune. We will review the version by Simon & Garfunkel, and we will also discuss cover versions … Continue reading

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The Weight: The Band; Aretha Franklin; the Allman Brothers Band

Hello there!  In this week’s blog we consider the song The Weight.  This is a terrific folk-rock song by The Band.  We will start with the original song by The Band, and then we will review covers from Aretha Franklin … Continue reading

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Respect: Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding

Aretha Franklin and Respect: As a general rule we will begin with the original version of a song, and then consider subsequent cover(s) of the same song. However this time we will begin with the cover, as in this particular … Continue reading

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