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Aretha Franklin

Born: Mar 25, 1942 in Memphis, TN
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Genre: R&B, Rap, Pop/Rock, Folk
Biography: Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music, and indeed of American pop as a whole. More than any other performer, she epitomized soul at its most gospel-charged. Her astonishing run of late-'60s hits with Atlantic Records -- "Respect," "I Never Loved a Man," "Chain of Fools," "Baby I Love You," ...Read full biography
I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You
Released: 1967
Label: Rhino Atlantic
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While the inclusion of "Respect" -- one of the truly seminal singles in pop history -- is in and of itself sufficient to earn I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You classic status, Aretha Franklin's Atlantic ...Read full review
Lady Soul
Released: 1968
Label: Atlantic/WEA
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Appearing after a blockbuster debut and a sophomore set that was rather disappointing (in comparison), 1968's Lady Soul proved Aretha Franklin, the pop sensation, was no fluke. Her performances were more ...Read full review
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