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Aretha Franklin

The Life and Legacy of Aretha Franklin

Caitlin Cready

on 4 September 2012

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Aretha Franklin "The Queen of Soul" Early Life: Music Career: (start the video at 3:00minutes) Aretha Franklin's roots are in gospel music.

As a girl, she sang in the choir of her father's church, the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit.

Reverend C.L. Franklin was a noted figure in the 1950's and 1960's because he was one of the first ministers to have his own nationally-broadcast radio show.

Aretha started singing solos at church when she was 11 years old.

Aretha first recorded her music when she was 14 years old. Her first single was, "Never Grow Old." In the 1960's, John Hammond, a legendary talent scout and record producer, signed Franklin to her first recording contract with Columbia Records. Her first single was "Today I Sing The Blues." John Hammond said that Franklin had the greatest voice since Billie Holiday.

Unfortunately, her managers had different ideas of what direction her career should go.

While with Columbia Records, she gained experience and exposure, however no big successes.

Franklin could not find her niche and decided to leave Columbia records. Columbia Records from 1960 - 1967: Billie Holiday is considered one of the greatest jazz voices of all time!

She lived from 1915 - 1959 and made her name singing in jazz clubs as a teenager.

She was spotted by John Hammond and signed a record deal with Columbia Records.

Her albums became part of the foundation of early American jazz music. Who is Billie Holiday? Side Note! "I'll Be Seeing You" In 1967, Franklin moved to Atlantic records, where she finally achieved a commercial breakthrough with "I Never Loved A Man."

She found her style with a new blend of gospel vocals mixed with piano and other instrumentals.

Soul music combined her personal and emotional voice of pride during the Civil Rights movement. Atlantic Records: Back to Ms. Franklin Throughout the 1960's and 1970's, Aretha Franklin was viewed as a symbol of the Civil Rights Movement.

She often performed publicly in support of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was a family friend.

Her music during this time sent the message of freedom and respect to help spread the message of the Civil Rights Movement.

Here is a clip of her singing at
Dr. King's Memorial Service. Aretha Franklin and the Civil Rights Movement What you want, baby, I got it
What you need? You know I got it
All I'm askin' is for a little respect when you get home Hey baby, when you get home, mister

I ain't gonna do you wrong while you're gone
I ain't gonna do you wrong because I don't wanna
All I'm askin' is for a little respect when you get home Hey baby, when you get home, listen

I'm about to give all of my money
And all I'm askin' in return, honey
You give me my profits when you get there Yeah baby, when you get home, oh, yeah, ooh

Your kiss is sweeter than honey Guess what? So here's my money All I need is just a little respect when you get home Baby, when you get home [Incomprehensible] on me

R E S P E C T Find out what it means to me R E S P E C T Take care, T C B (Take Care of Business)
Oh, a little respect Yeah, baby, I want a little respect R
T Acrostic Poem: Your Turn!!!
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