We R-E-S-P-E-C-T Aretha Franklin

8/30/2018, 10:00:00 AM , duration(0:0:3)
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<p>This week we pay our respects to the late, great Aretha Franklin. A legendary singer, writer, arranger, pianist, performer and more, Ms. Franklin channeled both the difficult and beautiful aspects of American culture to make the songs that have scored our lives. From her breakout hit “Respect,” to her performance of “Dr. Feelgood” at Fillmore West in San Francisco, to her rendition of “My Country, ’Tis of Thee” at former President Barack Obama’s first inauguration, she left a legacy of virtuosity and swagger that will live on — both online and off.</p><p>We’ll be taking some time off, but you can expect us back in your headphones sometime in the fall.</p><ul><li>"<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0" target="_blank">Respect</a>" (Aretha Franklin, 1967)</li><li>"<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvC9V_lBnDQ" target="_blank">Respect</a>" (Otis Redding, 1964)</li><li>"<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waS0rKeuzg8" target="_blank">I Never Loved a Man [the Way I Love You]</a>" (Aretha Franklin, 1967)</li><li>"<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2d2DD63POk" target="_blank">Dr. Feelgood</a>" - Live at Fillmore West (Aretha Franklin, 1971)</li><li>"<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsL9UL9qbv8" target="_blank">Think</a>" (Aretha Franklin, 1967)</li><li>"<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGXU7268Z50" target="_blank">Think</a>" - The Blues Brothers version (Aretha Franklin, 1980)</li><li>"<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB5sMYw37gw" target="_blank">Rocksteady</a>" (Aretha Franklin, 1972)</li><li>Aretha Franklin performing "<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4D9jQpecVo" target="_blank">My Country, 'Tis of Thee</a>" at former president Barack Obama's first inauguration (January 20, 2009)</li><li>Aretha Franklin performing "<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsnZT7Z2yQ" target="_blank">(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman</a>" at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors</li><li>"<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xAmoE2_kb4" target="_blank">A Different World</a>" theme song (1988)</li></ul>