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Posts tagged Aretha Franklin

November 2, 2018

 

The Lennon-McCartney Songbook

The Fab Four goes jazz, featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and others performing Beatles’ tunes.

September 19, 2018

 

Aretha Franklin: The Voice

This week on Afterglow, we honor the late Aretha Franklin, chronicling her career and exploring some of her iconic songs from the 1960s and 70s.

March 10, 2017

 

Detroit’s Jazz Songbirds

Singers like Betty Carter, Sheila Jordan, and Della Reese can all trace their roots to Detroit's jazz scene.

February 25, 2016

 

Unforgettable: A Tribute to Natalie Cole (1950–2015)

Natalie Cole (1950–2015) was a rare artist who successfully transformed herself from an R&B star into a jazz star, after following in her father’s footsteps.

September 4, 2015

 

The King and Queen of Soul Sing Standards

On this show, we'll hear the soulful Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin interpret the Great American Songbook.

May 2, 2012

 

Early Aretha Franklin And More

Exploring Aretha Franklin's roots this week on Afterglow.

October 12, 2010

 

Soul On Standards

Soul singers Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, Gladys Knight and James Brown give us their takes on the Great American Songbook.

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