The Queen of Soul garners plenty of R-E-S-P-E-C-T as a musician. But what discs of hers draw serious respect from record collectors?
The voice is unmistakably Aretha. Deeply soulful, defiant and proud, at times tender and full of longing and desire, but also wracked with pain — hers is the sound of a woman actually roaring.
Despite the floundering economy, it’s still a busy Christmas for new music. Some of these will cheer you up, and others, well, won’t. So without further introduction, and with emphasis on “exclusive” versions, let’s plunge into some of 2008’s holiday releases.
The Queen of Soul garners plenty of R-E-S-P-E-C-T as a musician. But what discs of hers draw serious respect from record collectors? Find out which one of Aretha Franklin’s records is worth $500 in near-mint condition, according to Goldmine’s List of Aretha’s Top 20 Singles and Albums.
Looking for a way to introduce Aretha Franklin to a mainstream audience, producer Jerry Wexler booked the singer for three nights at San Francisco’s Fillmore West in March 1971.