The Queen is dead, as I’m sure you’ve heard. There are hundreds upon hundreds of online tributes and obituaries, but these two stood out:
- Aretha Franklin’s Voice Endures and
- Soul Survivor: The revival and hidden treasure of Aretha Franklin (from 2016)
“Soul Survivor” mentions a couple of her stand out performances that I looked up, and yeah, that Kennedy Center Honors performance of “Natural Woman” is worth the hype:
And! This cover of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” is sublime.