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Kinda feeling like Jet Peddler today with all my postings!

A singer of one of my favorite bands put it best:
"No tears, just gratitude and Love to the Queen!"

Thank you Aretha for gifting us with that wonderful voice and paving the way for so many! You'll continue to inspire generations to come!!!
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I'll take that as high praise... Maybe?

Sad to see Aretha go. She was one of the best of her time and possibly the best ever female soul singer. I've got clips from the Blues Brothers playing in my mind now.

RIP Aretha Franklin. If the angels have a choir, it just got better.
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Chain, Chain, Chain, Chain of Fools
Rest in Peace and God Bless Aretha. Aretha hit the big time in 1968 when
I was in college. Here are my Favorite songs:

Respect
Do Right Women
Think
Chain of Fools

No matter how old you are, she has been replayed and stayed on tour
for a long time. What a great contribution to music culture.
The Rhythm and Blues of that era was a delight.

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Respect, Just a little bit, just a little bit!
Respect, Just a little bit, just a little bit!
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Jet Peddler wrote:
I'll take that as high praise... Maybe?
Didn't mean it as a dig on you sir. Just you seem to beat me to many great topics and you add valuable input on many threads.

Always a go to in my mind/heart is her performance in the Blues Brothers movie.

I also think of her at the Grammy's getting offstage and finding out...Paverotti couldn't perform. Walking onstage and belting out that Aria to perfection!

Also, I saw a powerful picture series done on her early career. There was a picture of her backstage crying as she found out that the venue was shorting her on the pay. There wasn't enough money to pay the musicians.

The next photo was about a minute later of her onstage just radiating and glowing with that brilliant smile. That smile and voice hid so much pain and struggle.
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She was a legend and will be missed.

Best scene in the Blues Brothers movie.
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Gone too soon. RIP Queen of Soul.
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Harbinger wrote:
She was a legend and will be missed.

Best scene in the Blues Brothers movie.
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Such an enormous, beautiful contribution to the pantheon of American music.

Man, can y'all believe we got to grow up listening to such excellent music on the pop stations? On the freakin' AM radio, no less.

Thanks Aretha for enriching us.
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Sacto Monkeyboy wrote:
Jet Peddler wrote:
I'll take that as high praise... Maybe?
Didn't mean it as a dig on you sir.
No, no, no....carry on! Razz emoticon Laughing emoticon

Hey, somebody's gotta do the posting around here.

Aretha takes me back to my first year of college. Turned on to Lady Soul by a Chicago South-sider, never looked back. An American institution.

RIP, Aretha.
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tdrake wrote:
Such an enormous, beautiful contribution to the pantheon of American music.

Man, can y'all believe we got to grow up listening to such excellent music on the pop stations? On the freakin' AM radio, no less.

Thanks Aretha for enriching us.
I can remember seeing her perform at Madison Square Garden in New York growing up.

Fine lady.

I guess I should add that it was back in the late 60's.
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How I was feeling but likely couldn't have said so well:

Whether it was Gospel, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Pop,or Civil Rights, Aretha Franklin was the greatest gift and the voice of a generation.
She could turn any song into a hymn. She will be greatly missed here on earth but that band in heaven just got our Angel
Rest In Peace Aretha
~Willie Nelson
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Aretha
There will be tears in Mod heaven, shed by all the Northen soulies.
R -E - S - P - C - T ! to the Queen,
Long Live The Queen....

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she was one of a kind. The episode in Blues Brothers was so great. Growing up in Chicago she was a legend. Pancreatic cancer a horrible way to go, a horrible disease, may she finally RIP.


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Music writer Walter Tunis does a great write up in today's news.
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Bloody pancreatic cancer 😠😠😠😡
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