We've Lost Aretha Franklin Now @ 76 To Cancer

MtnCreek

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Sadly, that genre of music is dead in the current 'singers'. It's been replaced with self deprecating, morally bankrupt, plagiaristic garbage. May surprise some of y'all, but I do like some Ottis Redding, the four tops and similar.

Today's corruption... nigga nigga yeah yeah. Dat rite. Nigga nigga yeah, mutha...
That shit makes me want to take scalps!
 

308220

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Did anybody watch her butchering of the national anthem a couple years back before a football game? I believe it was on thanksgiving. Was during the start of the whole "piss on the anthem" movement.
 

Tucker301

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One of the things I had coached my musician friend to do was to pay respect to these great artists in times like this.
She's got a show tomorrow in Nashville. I'll never know if she does it or not, but I hope some of what I said sunk in and at the end of her set, she gives the audience a little bit of
"R-E-S-P-E-C-T"
Just a little bit.
 

Nik H

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Stunning entertainer with a once in a lifetime voice and most of all PASSION for her music.

I will certainly miss her spirit but it lives on in my recordings