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The Queen Of Soul

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176 Responses to “The Queen Of Soul”


  1. 1 JER
    August 16, 2018 at 12:34 pm

  2. 2 vcprezofan2
    August 16, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    R.I.P. Ms Franklin. You have touched millions of lives.

    • 3 vcprezofan2
      August 16, 2018 at 12:50 pm

      From the link that JER shared above. Thanks, JER.

      // ….
      No performer stood closer to the core of Obama’s love of music, an in turn his love of America, than Aretha Franklin. When New Yorker editor David Remnick emailed Obama after her performance at the Kennedy Center Honors later that year, the president didn’t hold back in his response:

      “Nobody embodies more fully the connection between the African-American spiritual, the blues, R. & B., rock and roll — the way that hardship and sorrow were transformed into something full of beauty and vitality and hope. American history wells up when Aretha sings. That’s why, when she sits down at a piano and sings ‘A Natural Woman,’ she can move me to tears — the same way that Ray Charles’s version of ‘America the Beautiful’ will always be in my view the most patriotic piece of music ever performed — because it captures the fullness of the American experience, the view from the bottom as well as the top, the good and the bad, and the possibility of synthesis, reconciliation, transcendence.”
      …….. //

      https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/aretha-franklin-barack-obama-710407/

  3. 4 JER
    August 16, 2018 at 12:35 pm

  4. 9 Nerdy Wonka
    August 16, 2018 at 12:44 pm

  5. 11 Nerdy Wonka
    August 16, 2018 at 12:52 pm

  6. 12 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 1:10 pm

  7. 14 0388jojothecat
    August 16, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Please read the New Yorker article, its a small window into who Miss Franklin was (is). The very last sentence sums it up for me,

    “I don’t care what they say about Aretha,” Billy Preston, who died in 2006, once said. “She can be hiding out in her house in Detroit for years. She can go decades without taking a plane or flying off to Europe. She can cancel half her gigs and infuriate every producer and promoter in the country. She can sing all kinds of jive-ass songs that are beneath her. She can go into her diva act and turn off the world. But on any given night, when that lady sits down at the piano and gets her body and soul all over some righteous song, she’ll scare the shit out of you. And you’ll know—you’ll swear—that she’s still the best fuckin’ singer this fucked-up country has ever produced.” ♦

  8. 18 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 1:17 pm

  9. August 16, 2018 at 1:21 pm

  10. 20 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 1:24 pm

  11. 21 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 1:35 pm

  12. 22 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 1:36 pm

  13. August 16, 2018 at 1:40 pm

  14. 24 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    ✨✨✨

  15. 31 Anna
    August 16, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Rest in peace Ms. Aretha Franklin, deepest sympathy to your family. Your rich velvet voice always sends shivers down my spine, mesmerizes me.

  16. 32 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    🌹🌹💖❤💕🌹🌹
    RIP 🎶🎶💋 Queen of Soul: Lady Ms. Aretha L. Franklin. What a Voice, What a Humanitarian, What a Human Being.

  17. 37 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    I know Dudette is our TOD VJ.
    One more and I’m done.
    Loved Aretha.

  18. 39 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 2:47 pm

  19. 40 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Come on ride….!

  20. 41 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 2:54 pm

  21. 42 JER
    August 16, 2018 at 3:06 pm

  22. 43 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 3:06 pm

  23. 66 sjterrid
    August 16, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Thank you, Nerdy, so much for posting this incredible thread honoring Aretha Franklin.
    May she rest in peace, and my deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

  24. 67 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 3:07 pm

  25. 68 JER
    August 16, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    The Queen singing with Smokey…

  26. 69 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 3:26 pm

  27. 70 Don
    August 16, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    I am convinced the certain singers bring their voices from places that can’t be produced in a studio or anywhere else. When they mention soul music, that music comes from a living a life that has uncommon experiences. The Staple Sisters singing “I’ll Take You There” and “Let’s Do it Again” are songs that come from living uncommon lives.

  28. August 16, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    RIP. We have lost our voice.

    Dudette, Bless you and keep the posts coming. I love you, girl.

  29. 73 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 3:34 pm

  30. August 16, 2018 at 3:40 pm

  31. 77 jacquelineoboomer
    August 16, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    What a life she led.

  32. August 16, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Remembering Aretha Franklin and how she touched our souls through music. Rest in peace, our Queen.

  33. August 16, 2018 at 4:06 pm

  34. 82 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 4:14 pm

  35. 83 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 4:24 pm

  36. 84 CEB
    August 16, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Thank you for putting together this tribute, Nerdy. The Queen’s songs were the soundtrack of much of my life.
    RIP, Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul and our hearts. “May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”

  37. 85 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 4:54 pm

  38. 86 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 4:56 pm

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  40. August 16, 2018 at 5:05 pm

  41. August 16, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Wish i could get there to see it

  42. 93 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 5:18 pm

  43. 94 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 5:23 pm

  44. 96 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 5:27 pm

  45. 97 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 5:43 pm

  46. 98 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 5:44 pm

  47. 99 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    ROCK…STEADY!

  48. 100 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Don’t sit in from of the Queen and try to lie! 😀

  49. 101 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Damn Fox News. Could they suck more? [I know the answer]

  50. 102 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Ava!

  51. 103 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 6:19 pm

  52. 105 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Auntie!

  53. 106 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Speaking of Auntie’s, y’all go see Crazy Rich Asians this weekend! You’ll love it! I’m gonna see it a couple more times. It’s fun & funny, beautifully shot, beautiful vistas, beautiful food, beautiful actors. Everything you want in a non-super-hero rom/com. 😆

  54. 108 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Go see Black Kkklansman too! It’s really important. There are some funny moments in it too, believe it or not. John David Washington was outstanding and Adam Driver brushed Kylo Ren out of my head when I saw him in this. Well done to both of them. Harry Belfonte, however, was in it for just like 5 minutes and he stole the movie IMHO. Anyway, the end will nail you to your chair. Go see it. I’m telling you. It won top prize at Cannes for a reason.

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  56. August 16, 2018 at 6:34 pm

  57. 111 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    • 112 Nena20409
      August 16, 2018 at 6:42 pm

      Dudette, I seem to telepathically feel you on this one…..but as usual, I was a tad too late. Pardon me for the duplication🤦‍♀️😉

  58. 114 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 6:39 pm

  59. 115 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Yup.

  60. 116 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 6:40 pm

  61. 117 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Yup, part deux! 😀

  62. 120 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 6:44 pm

  63. 121 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Alright NYC!

  64. 122 pkayden
    August 16, 2018 at 6:48 pm

  65. 123 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    • 124 jacquelineoboomer
      August 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm

      Even the way trump says ” … is dead.”

      If he were there after the Crucifixion, he’d tweet, “Jesus is dead. His apostles will be serving food at the temple later. BYOB. His garments will go on sale at the thrift shop this Saturday. I’m charging half price for rooms at my hotel for the next two nights. No one with a security clearance need apply.”

      ABSOLUTELY NO HUMAN COMPASSION FOR ANYONE. I KNOW THAT MEANS EVEN HIS FAMILY MEMBERS.

      Please forgive me for inserting Jesus in such a way in this, but I AM CRAZED ABOUT THIS NON-HUMAN.

      • August 16, 2018 at 8:34 pm

        Hahaha, this made me laugh out loud. Thanks JB. Always lurking, I am !!

      • 127 globalcitizenlinda
        August 16, 2018 at 10:38 pm

        you know that we are all feeling sad about the Queen of Soul …. but i couldn’t help but laugh out loud after reading your thoughts about what the evil one would have tweet at the crucifixion …. yes, I could see that empathy-deficient imbecile doing that …

        thanks a lot for the laugh

        ps, the catholic girl in me feels like she needs to apologize or else Sister Cephas will call me in and ask me to say the rosary as part of my repentance

        • 128 jacquelineoboomer
          August 16, 2018 at 11:43 pm

          I’m an ol’ Catholic girl, too, and the guilt’s killin’ me! My only question is: only ONE rosary? Ha. Glad you laughed (was hoping I didn’t offend anybody!).

  66. 129 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 6:51 pm

  67. 130 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 6:52 pm

  68. 131 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 6:56 pm

  69. 132 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Nod to Bobfr! I like how Tommy put this! 🙂

  70. 133 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm

  71. 134 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm

  72. 135 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 7:03 pm

  73. 136 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    I need air! See y’all later!

  74. 137 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    From Anita Baker’s TL.

  75. 139 Dudette
    August 16, 2018 at 7:09 pm

  76. 142 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 7:13 pm

  77. August 16, 2018 at 7:15 pm

  78. 144 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 7:20 pm

  79. 145 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 7:22 pm

  80. 146 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    • 147 0388jojothecat
      August 16, 2018 at 7:46 pm

      When people on a stage ask Re to sign she sings….there’s none of this you sing this part, I sing this part….she sings it ALLLLL. That video of her singing happy birthday to Taylor Swift, she sang the whole song, solo. No need for those off-key women singing Re’s signature song.

  81. August 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm

  82. 153 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 7:37 pm

  83. 154 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 7:42 pm

  84. 155 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    • 156 jacquelineoboomer
      August 16, 2018 at 8:15 pm

      Love Bonnie Raitt!

      Had to kick this Bonnie song in, which is my favorite of hers:

      • 157 jacquelineoboomer
        August 16, 2018 at 8:19 pm

        First video was supposed to be Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, and Gloria Estefan, singing Natural Woman. Sorry.

  85. August 16, 2018 at 7:54 pm

  86. August 16, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    I don’t know why, but when I see photos of Aretha as a young woman, I’m reminded of Sasha. Something about her face.

  87. 160 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 8:00 pm

  88. 161 jacquelineoboomer
    August 16, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    • August 16, 2018 at 8:11 pm

      And will have a sweet fur-baby dog gracing the White House. I defy you to find a picture of prez clownstick with a dog. It’s as likely as seeing a vampire on a sunny afternoon.

      • 163 jacquelineoboomer
        August 16, 2018 at 8:17 pm

        (Apparently that fool hates dogs. Probably the real truth is dogs hate him.)

        I’ll add another to yours:

        – And is friends with Barack Obama!

  89. 164 jacquelineoboomer
    August 16, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Apparently until 2019 …

  90. 165 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 8:30 pm

  91. 166 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 8:38 pm

  92. 167 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 8:41 pm

  93. 168 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 8:46 pm

  94. 169 Nena20409
    August 16, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    G’Nite TODbots

  95. August 16, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Can’t wait to hear more about this:

  96. 174 jacquelineoboomer
    August 16, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    These fabulous protesters are still outside of the White House, which they call the Kremlin Annex:

  97. August 16, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    In other words, Georgia, which has been slowly shifting purple for some time, may be in danger of a Virginia-style blue wave that will push Republicans out of power and they know it. Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State are all up for grabs. As statewide offices, gerrymandering doesn’t work and those positions are vital to the GOP in 2020 to keep their gerrymandered maps and rigged elections. The only solution is to physically stop black people from voting by taking away their access to voting machines. And if that doesn’t work, they’ll almost certainly push through a set of laws stripping the executive branch of its powers the way Republicans did in North Carolina.


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