“Aretha Franklin – Rock With Me”

24 Jul
“Aretha Franklin – Rock With Me”

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin’s church as a child. In 1960, at the age of 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as “Respect”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “Think”. These hits and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade.
Franklin eventually recorded a total of 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries, 17 top ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries and twenty number-one R&B singles, becoming the most charted female artist in the chart’s history. Franklin also recorded acclaimed albums such as I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Lady Soul, Young, Gifted & Black and Amazing Grace before experiencing problems with her record company by the mid-1970s. After her father was shot in 1979, Franklin left Atlantic and signed with Arista Records, finding success with her part in the film, The Blues Brothers and with the albums, Jump to It and Who’s Zoomin’ Who?. In 1998, Franklin won international acclaim for singing the opera aria, “Nessun Dorma”, at the Grammys of that year replacing Luciano Pavarotti. Later that same year, she scored her final Top 40 recording with “A Rose Is Still a Rose”. Franklin’s other popular and well known hits include, “Rock Steady”, “Something He Can Feel” (from the soundtrack to the 1976 film Sparkle), “Jump to It”, “Freeway of Love”, “Who’s Zoomin’ Who”, “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves”, “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” (with George Michael), “It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be” (with Whitney Houston) and a remake of The Rolling Stones song “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”.

Franklin has won a total of 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best-selling female artists of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide.[1] Franklin has been honored throughout her career including a 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in which she became the first female performer to be inducted. She was inducted to the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. In August 2012, Franklin was inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame.[2] Franklin is listed in at least two all-time lists on Rolling Stone magazine, including the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, in which she placed number 9, and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time in which she placed number 1.[3][4]


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8 responses to ““Aretha Franklin – Rock With Me”

  1. winningsetbacks

    July 24, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Nice one!Aretha had long and successful singing career .

    Liked by 1 person

  2. koolkosherkitchen

    July 24, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    She really is a queen – phenomenal artist!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. America On Coffee

    July 25, 2017 at 12:21 pm


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  4. koolkosherkitchen

    July 25, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    You have to post the β€œThink about it!” clip from Blues Brothers! She is truly incredible there.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. America On Coffee

    July 25, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Hmmmmm! Will definitely check it out.

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  6. koolkosherkitchen

    July 25, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    You know the one I mean, right? When she starts solo and has three back up singers.

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  7. America On Coffee

    July 26, 2017 at 3:29 am

    Ok..pls Send link!!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. koolkosherkitchen

    July 26, 2017 at 9:10 am

    If you post it, I promise to roast “whole chicken” and link with your post.



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