History Music / ArethaFranklin

24th Nov '17 4:51:53 PM dlchen145
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Aretha Louise Franklin, [[FanNickname The Queen of Soul]] (b 25 March 1942).

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Aretha Louise Franklin, [[FanNickname The Queen of Soul]] (b (born 25 March 1942).
27th May '17 4:16:46 AM HulkingChevon
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* TheAce: Could be considered so in popular singing and is so by many publications.

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* TheAce: Could be considered so in popular singing Her unofficial honor as the Queen of Soul and is so by many publications.vocal abilities during her prime years of the 60s and 70s have kept her very name associated with greatness for decades.
21st May '17 9:40:14 AM nombretomado
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Her other hits include "Think" ([[RefrainFromAssuming erroneously known as]] "Freedom"), "Chain of Fools", and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." Some of her many achievements include singing at Martin Luther King's funeral, becoming the first woman inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, standing in for Luciano Pavarotti at the 1998 Grammys with an improvised but showstopping operatic number, and singing at UsefulNotes/BarackObama's inauguration ceremony in a [[NiceHat hat]] that took on a [[MemeticMutation life of its own]] and is now kept at the Smithsonian. She has placed at #1 on both VH1's Top 100 Women of Rock n Roll and ''Rolling Stone'''s Top 100 Singers of All Time.

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Her other hits include "Think" ([[RefrainFromAssuming erroneously known as]] "Freedom"), "Chain of Fools", and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." Some of her many achievements include singing at Martin Luther King's funeral, becoming the first woman inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, standing in for Luciano Pavarotti at the 1998 Grammys with an improvised but showstopping operatic number, and singing at UsefulNotes/BarackObama's inauguration ceremony in a [[NiceHat hat]] that took on a [[MemeticMutation life of its own]] and is now kept at the Smithsonian. She has placed at #1 on both VH1's Creator/VH1's Top 100 Women of Rock n Roll and ''Rolling Stone'''s Top 100 Singers of All Time.
29th Apr '17 7:48:04 AM HulkingChevon
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* TheAce: Could be considered so in popular singing and is so by many publications.



* CoveredUp: "Respect", "I Say A Little Prayer" and "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman" are all signature songs and attributed mostly to Franklin but all are covers.
* NewSoundAlbum: Though known now as the Queen of Soul, prior to her commercial breakthrough in 1967 with ''I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You'', Franklin's material largely focussed on more restrained vocal jazz and blues styles with limited commercial success.



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* VocalEvolution: Natural after decades of professional singing, Franklin's was brought on a little bit prematurely particularly from the mid-1980s through cigarette smoking, which she has since given up.
25th Aug '16 12:47:00 AM PaulA
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Her appearance in ''TheBluesBrothers'' and its sequel as the wife of Matt "Guitar" Murphy revamped her career in the 1980s. She has never entirely gone away, still puts out hits, and draws crowds even today.

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Her appearance in ''TheBluesBrothers'' ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' and its sequel as the wife of Matt "Guitar" Murphy revamped her career in the 1980s. She has never entirely gone away, still puts out hits, and draws crowds even today.
25th Aug '16 12:46:09 AM PaulA
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!!'''Tropes''':

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!!'''Tropes''':!!Tropes from works by Aretha Franklin:



* NiceHat: The hat she wore at UsefulNotes/BarackObama's inauguration.
25th Aug '16 12:45:41 AM PaulA
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* SassyBlackWoman: If her appearance in ''The Blues Brothers'' proves nothing else, ''do not mess with her'', [[SpoofAesop or she will deliver a showstopping musical number to show you what's what]].
25th Aug '16 12:45:23 AM PaulA
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* RefrainFromAssuming

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* RefrainFromAssumingRefrainFromAssuming: It is common for "Think" to be mistakenly referred to as "Freedom".



* SpellingSong: Guess which.

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* SpellingSong: Guess which."Respect".
-->R-E-S-P-E-C-T\\
Find out what it means to me!
25th Aug '16 12:41:55 AM PaulA
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* LongRunner: from the early 1960s to 2014, and still going...
8th Jan '15 8:50:07 AM bt8257
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She started her career in the early [[TheSixties 1960s]]. Her breakout hit was "Respect" (1967), a song originally written and recorded by OtisRedding. This song helped define her persona: since it was originally written for a guy, its narrator is naturally more assertive than most female singers were before.

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She started her career in the early [[TheSixties 1960s]]. Her breakout hit was "Respect" (1967), a song originally written and recorded by OtisRedding.Music/OtisRedding. This song helped define her persona: since it was originally written for a guy, its narrator is naturally more assertive than most female singers were before.
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