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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Gave Black Women Something We Could Feel

While there’s no doubt Franklin’s music transcended genres and audiences, the Queen of Soul was first and foremost the voice of what it feels like to be a black woman in America.

Aretha Franklin Was More Than Just A Great Voice

“Genius” is a title Aretha deserves, without question. That we have often failed to give it to her (and other black women) only shows our own biases.

The Biggest Session Drummer Of All Time Is Ready For The Spotlight

You may not know his name, but you’ve heard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie play drums. Over five decades, the prolific session musician has backed some of the 20th century's biggest hits. Now, at 74, he’s ready to take center stage.

13 "Moon River" Covers, In Memory Of Andy Williams

The singer who popularized the Breakfast at Tiffany's tune died last night at age 84. Not many songs fall in the Venn diagram circle between R.E.M. and Clay Aiken.

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