先日、地元デトロイトで危篤状態にあると伝えられていたソウルの女王(the legendary Queen of Soul)、アレサ・フランクリン(Aretha Franklin)が76歳で死去したとTMZ等海外メディアが報道した。公式に原因は明らかにされていないが、膵癌の闘病生活を送っていたことが知られている。

アレサ・フランクリンは“Respect”や“(You Make Me Feel Like)A Natural Woman”など、歴史的なヒット曲を世に送り出した。

Our gift from Heaven went Home. Thank You Queen. Aretha Franklin

Nasir Jonesさん(@nas)がシェアした投稿 –

The greatest of all time.

Win Butlerさん(@djwindows98)がシェアした投稿 –

The 3 seconds it takes for #ArethaFranklin to oooooze out the words “Sittin around..” is as pure & creative & as honest as any singer I’ve ever seen when a performance goes beyond mere entertainment. THIS is what we need to get back to. where raw genius rises above marketing strategy & monetary reach & “likes” (because let’s face it, look at the Billboard singles/Spotify singles/ITunes singles—-could she even find space to develop this talent? Or just give up & get a reality show and pray this works out? Now figure out the legions of talent that we either dismissed or passed on today or even the mesmerizing talent we’ve been shown near this level that can’t even begin to thrive in this environment without some angle) for those not in the know & wanna know, with the exception of her yet to be seen Sidney Pollack documentary Amazing Grace (her best captured 2 hours 1972 in chu’ch, in her zone in south central Los Angeles—-w The Rolling Stones sitting IN THE DECON SECTION)—-this Performance at the #MontreuxJazzFestival in 71 is as good as it gets: as a singer, as a bandleader (midshow she calls an audible and the brass section just gives up playing & accepts they are just happy to have best seats in the house), as a piano player—-so underrated!—and the fact she has her ace band in tow too (#KingCurtis as MD & #BernardPurdie on drizzums)—-this is her most magical effortless skillful scientific talents on display. Long Live #QueenAretha.

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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin – Montreux Jazz Festival (1971)

Aretha Franklin – Respect [1967] (Original Version)

Aretha Franklin (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman – Kennedy Center Honors 2015

Aretha Franklin – I Say A Little Prayer

Aretha Franklin – I Will Survive (The Aretha Version) (Audio)

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