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Tagged With: Aretha

What Aretha Franklin Means to Me…

It all started with that stack of records that dad left behind in the garage. It wasn’t easy to live at my house when I was a kid. Seemed like there was either chaos or no one at all. The times when I couldn’t find something outside to do I’d hide in my room or … Continue reading »

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Essential Soul Band – Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones was born in 1956 in James Brown’s hometown of Augusta, Georgia. Her first performances as a child singer were in her local church, where she was trained in gospel. At home in her room growing up, she would imitate vocalists Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin and dancers like James Brown and the cast … Continue reading »

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