“We Are Not Worthy” . . . . : Aretha Franklin Live at Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland – June 12, 1971

Last week (March 25th to be exact) was what would have been the 76th birthday of Aretha Franklin. In honor of one of of the greatest vocalists this country has produced, we have the video below of an amazing performance that captures her at her peak. Taking place on June 12, 1971 at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland with what was her last live performance with the King Curtis and the Kingpins band that also recorded the phenomenal record “Aretha Franklin Live At The Filmore West”. The material ranged from a some of her greatest hits at the time to timely covers of Diana Ross’ “Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” and Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Amazing stuff. We are not worthy.

Setlist:
01. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Carole King cover)
02. I Say a Little Prayer (Burt Bacharach cover)
03. Call Me
04. Brand New Me (Dusty Springfield cover)
05. Share Your Love With Me (Bobby “Blue” Bland cover)
06. Don’t Play That Song (You Lied) (Ben E. King cover)
07. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel cover)
08. Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business)
09. Spirit in the Dark
10. Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand) (Diana Ross cover)

Aretha Franklin Live at Montreux Jazz Fest., Switzerland – 1971

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