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Title Aretha : the Queen of Soul : a life in photographs / introduction & text by Meredith Ochs ; photo editor, Christopher Measom.
Author Ochs, Meredith, author.
Publication New York, NY : Sterling, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., [2018]
Copyright date ©2018
Description 138 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Call # 782.421644 FRANKLIN O
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-137) and discography (page 134).
Summary Aretha Franklin's voice was legendary, unforgettable: deeply rooted in gospel, yet versatile enough to brilliantly interpret R&B, rock, soul, pop, and jazz standards, it fueled a six-decade career. Her vocal wallop was a mix of preaching, rebuke, and elation. From the languorous "I Never Loved a Man (the Way That I Love You)," to the funky "Chain of Fools," to the fiercely feminist "Think," to the definitive, demanding version of Otis Redding's "Respect," Franklin's songs played out against the tumultuous sociopolitical backdrop of the late '60s like a soundtrack meant to set things right. Her accolades were many: she received the Kennedy Center honor in 1994, won 18 Grammys®, was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and performed for presidents and the Pope. Illustrated with 85 photos, and with insightful text from noted radio personality and author Meredith Ochs, Aretha explores the diva's life, from her formative years growing up in Detroit, to her singing and recording career from the 1950s until her untimely death in 2018, to her numerous honors, awards, and causes, including her advocacy for civil rights and the arts.
Contents Introduction -- Part one: Detroit -- Part two: reinvention -- Part three: diva -- Part four: honors & awards -- Coda: paying their R-E-S-P-E-C-T -- Selected discography.
Subject Franklin, Aretha.
Franklin, Aretha -- Pictorial works.
Franklin, Aretha. (OCoLC)fst00134746
Soul musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Soul musicians -- United States -- Biography -- Pictorial works.
Soul musicians. (OCoLC)fst01126932
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Illustrated works.
Addl. Author Measom, Christopher, editor.
Alt Title Queen of Soul : a life in photographs
ISBN 1454934581 (hardcover) :
9781454934585 (hardcover) :

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