Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, actress, pianist, and civil rights activist. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father C. L. Franklin was a minister.
Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American soul and R&B singer. She was called the "Queen of Soul". She was best known for her songs "Respect", "Think", "Chain of Fools", and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman".
Soul Sister is the ninth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, released in 1966 by Columbia Records.. Track listing. Side One "Until You Were Gone" (3:00)"You Made Me Love You" (James V. Monaco, Joseph McCarthy) (2:32)
Amazing Grace is a live album by American soul singer Aretha Franklin.It was recorded in January 1972 at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, with Reverend James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir accompanying Franklin in performance.
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You is Aretha's first album with Atlantic Records. The record went to number 2 on the Billboard album chart and number 1 on the magazine's Top R&B Selling chart. It was certified Gold by the RIAA in 1967.
"Respect" is a song originally released by American singer-songwriter Otis Redding in 1965. The song became a 1967 hit and signature song for singer Aretha Franklin.The music in the two versions is significantly different, and through a few changes in the lyrics, the stories told by the songs have a different flavor.
In 2012, Christine Anu covered the song on her album, Rewind: The Aretha Franklin Songbook. In 2015 "Chain of Fools" performed by Italian singer Luca Ronka in Soul Man Album  The song was covered by John Verity on his 2016 album My Religion