Take Ten: Aretha Franklin

As mourners line the streets of Detroit and her fans nationwide take to social media to talk about Aretha Franklin, it’s a good time celebrate the life and legacy of the Queen of Soul. Whether you remember her from her early gospel days, grew up with her during the Motown era, or discovered her later as a true diva (even performing opera), you’re sure to find something you love here – or find something new!



Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul – Mark Bego

Aretha: From These Roots– Aretha Franklin (audiobook)

Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin – David Ritz



Aretha: Lady Soul

The Best of Aretha Franklin

I Never Loved a Man the Way That I Loved You

30 Greatest Hits

Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings

Who’s Zoomin’ Who



Aretha Franklin albums (Freegal)


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