My previous post highlighted a classic performance from The Queen Of Soul,, Aretha Franklin in her prime. Yesterday it was announced that she was awarded a special citation Pulitzer Prize. The posthumous honor was given “for her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades”. This is just one more of the many honors and awards she’s received. Franklin, who died on August 16, 2018 at the age of 76, was a member of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame and a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Below is an excellent video from Vox that discusses the gospel roots of Aretha Franklin and how it permeated everything she did. All hail The Queen of Soul.
Aretha Franklin’s musical genius in 2 songs –