It’s been a while since I offered a real music post, but when I woke up this morning to the news that Aretha Franklin had passed from this realm into the next, I figured this is as good a day as any.
Before we knew her as Queen of Soul, I and my siblings knew her as the daughter of the late Rev. C.L. Franklin. My daddy used to play the music she recorded in her father’s church and as a gospel artist on an eight track player when I was a very little girl in the late 1970’s.
My favorite song of hers however, and the one I have always been able to relate to most since I was old enough to understand it and fortunate enough to live it, is You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman. So here’s a live performance of Queen Aretha singing that song way back in the day.
Edited to add: I Say a Little Prayer for You audio, with various photos of Aretha Franklin through the years.
RIP, Queen of Soul.
Y’all have a restful, blessed, worship filled weekend.