6 Classic Aretha Franklin Recordings for Her 75th Birthday

As Aretha celebrates her 75th birthday on Saturday March 25, 2017, WYEP's Rosemary Welsch has some song suggestions from her catalogue.

 

  • Song: "Respect"

  • Album: I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
  • Year: 1967
  • Comment: For its kick-ass sister-power attitude.

 

 

  • Song: "Think"

  • Album: Aretha Now
  • Year: 1968
  • Comment: For its sit-up-and-pay-attention attitude.

 

 

  • Song: "Chains of Fools"

  • Album: Lady Soul
  • Year: 1968
  • Comment: Makes you feel proud to be part of the chain of losers in love.

 

 

  • Song: "Drinking Again "

  • Album: Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington
  • Year: 1964
  • Comment: Depression never sounded so sexy.

 

 

  • Song: "Evil Gal Blues "

  • Album: Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington
  • Year: 1964
  • Comment: How a preacher’s daughter knows the truth of this song is a mystery to me, but she nails it.

 

 

  • Song: "This Bitter Earth"

  • Album: Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington
  • Year: 1964
  • Comment: Where’s my lounge and tonic?

 

 

 

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