Respect

‘NATURAL’ BEAUTY

Columbia Records was the first big label to recognize the talent of Aretha Franklin, when the company and legendary music producer John Hammond signed her to a record deal in

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SUNDAY BEST

With a renowned minister for a father and his children – including a young Aretha Franklin – singing like angels in the choir, the Franklin family always had to look

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PREACHER MAN

Dubbed the man with the “Million Dollar Voice,” CL Franklin was a well-known minister, civil rights activist and perhaps best known as the father of the Queen of Soul. Played

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ROLL WITH IT

Aretha Franklin may have been partial to pink Cadillacs, but in the new biopic Respect, it’s a vintage red pedal sedan parked in front of her childhood home. The red

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OPEN MIC NIGHT

Aretha Franklin didn’t always have the respect of her peers – but she might have attracted a bit of jealousy. In one memorable moment from the new film Respect, Aretha

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AMAZING GRACE

No one sings Amazing Grace like Aretha Franklin. She made that song her own, but when Jennifer Hudson plays the Queen of Soul in the new biopic Respect – it’s

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SISTER ACT

The Franklin family had no shortage of talent, and while Aretha Franklin is in a class by herself, her youngest sister, Carolyn, was a talented singer-songwriter in her own right

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THINK FREEDOM

Aretha Franklin was more than a phenomenal singer – her voice was also powerful beyond songs, and during the civil rights movement of the late 1960s and beyond, she used

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THE NATURAL

Aretha’s Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” isn’t her biggest hit, but it may be her most meaningful. From her breakthrough 1967 album I Never Loved a

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BEHIND THE MUSIC

Aretha Franklin is in a class by herself. No performer garnered the universal admiration, love and, yes, respect as the woman form Memphis who went from her church choir to

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