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Aretha Franklin

crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
edited August 2018 in The cake stop
Has died aged 76

One of the greatest voices in music history

Count myself as very lucky to have seen her live at Radio City in New York on a Soul revue show in 85-86, one of the most powerful voices I’ve ever heard

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  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 1,773
    Without doubt one of the greatest voices in music history and in that soul/gospel genre, hers was the defining voice. Amazing, troubled and, at times, tragic life too, but what a voice
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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    yup - v v sad. great loss.

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  • ayjayceeayjaycee Posts: 1,277
    As someone who grew up loving her music (and still listens to it a lot!), it feels almost a personal loss and she was without doubt the greatest female souls singer of all time. I've never really got the whole Adele thing and when people (mostly younger than me) mention how great she is, my usual response is 'Well each to their own but she's certainly not Aretha'.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    More importantly, did anyone have her here.

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  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,903
    ayjaycee wrote:
    As someone who grew up loving her music (and still listens to it a lot!), it feels almost a personal loss and she was without doubt the greatest female souls singer of all time. I've never really got the whole Adele thing and when people (mostly younger than me) mention how great she is, my usual response is 'Well each to their own but she's certainly not Aretha'.

    Not really sure why you not liking Adele is relevant, or why the age of people who think she is good is relevant either.




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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,974
    haydenm wrote:
    ayjaycee wrote:
    As someone who grew up loving her music (and still listens to it a lot!), it feels almost a personal loss and she was without doubt the greatest female souls singer of all time. I've never really got the whole Adele thing and when people (mostly younger than me) mention how great she is, my usual response is 'Well each to their own but she's certainly not Aretha'.

    Not really sure why you not liking Adele is relevant, or why the age of people who think she is good is relevant either.



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    Pretty sure there was footage of Aretha singing Rolling in the Deep on the news last night.
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  • LucanLucan Posts: 338
    haydenm wrote:
    ayjaycee wrote:
    As someone who grew up loving her music (and still listens to it a lot!), it feels almost a personal loss and she was without doubt the greatest female souls singer of all time. I've never really got the whole Adele thing and when people (mostly younger than me) mention how great she is, my usual response is 'Well each to their own but she's certainly not Aretha'.

    Not really sure why you not liking Adele is relevant, or why the age of people who think she is good is relevant either.




    #startingargumentsisfun :wink:

    #amateur :wink:

    I didn't like her music at all, so her passing has no more relevance to me than that of any other complete stranger.

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  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 6,338
    Sad loss, her voice never really connected to me emotionally and I am a fan of soul music from that era but I think that's just a personal thing, maybe her voice is almost too technically perfect, my wife is a fan of hers.
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 13,903
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsMGHzOQrps

    Amazing - and not only for the intro.
  • sniper68sniper68 Posts: 2,899
    Never been a fan of her music,genre or voice but she was obviously very talented and inspirational to many other artists.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,790
    May get accused of being insensitive here, but she was no Mavis Bingham.
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,724
    ballysmate wrote:
    May get accused of being insensitive here, but she was no Mavis Bingham.

    Oh, I don't think anybody on here knew her.

    I didn't realise she was still alive, well, not that she is now.

    There's nothing really to say apart from she was Aretha Franklin.
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