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Reply #30 posted 08/16/18 11:19am

SilverNight

TheFman said:

I never understood what's so great or special about her, but she seemed like a fine lady. RIP




Ha. I guess you'll never know what you missed.

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Reply #31 posted 08/16/18 11:47am

poppys

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Why did you start a new Aretha thread instead of editing your first thread? Now there are 4 and 2 of them are yours.

I disagree. This focuses on her death which is merited it's own thread.

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Ok great. Now you can flood both threads with giant photos of shoes. When Rick Hall died you posted stuff from his rival recording studio. Whatever, I paid my respects here already, on 3 other threads.

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Reply #32 posted 08/16/18 11:53am

NorthC

Hmmmm, yeah, I think you're right, poppys. Mods, are you sleeping? Make an Aretha sticky!
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Reply #33 posted 08/16/18 11:57am

poppys

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Hmmmm, yeah, I think you're right, poppys. Mods, are you sleeping? Make an Aretha sticky!

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Reply #34 posted 08/16/18 12:13pm

PeteSilas

she apparently had pancreatic cancer in 2009 too, anyone remember? Amazing she lasted so long if that is true.

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Reply #35 posted 08/16/18 12:16pm

PeteSilas

SilverNight said:

TheFman said:

I never understood what's so great or special about her, but she seemed like a fine lady. RIP




Ha. I guess you'll never know what you missed.

are you kidding dude? probably the greatest voice ever in american music, there are a few in that arguement but she's arguably the best, that should count for something. Not to mention she was a child prodigy on the piano and could play her ass off, something most of the other divas wouldn't know a thing about. I was never a superfan but I recognize her greatness.

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Reply #36 posted 08/16/18 1:13pm

AVENUEMAN

PeteSilas said:

SilverNight said:




Ha. I guess you'll never know what you missed.

are you kidding dude? probably the greatest voice ever in american music, there are a few in that arguement but she's arguably the best, that should count for something. Not to mention she was a child prodigy on the piano and could play her ass off, something most of the other divas wouldn't know a thing about. I was never a superfan but I recognize her greatness.

Bravo!

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Reply #37 posted 08/16/18 1:29pm

SilverNight

PeteSilas said:

SilverNight said:




Ha. I guess you'll never know what you missed.

are you kidding dude? probably the greatest voice ever in american music, there are a few in that arguement but she's arguably the best, that should count for something. Not to mention she was a child prodigy on the piano and could play her ass off, something most of the other divas wouldn't know a thing about. I was never a superfan but I recognize her greatness.





For shame: you wouldn't recognize sarcasm if it hit you over the head.

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Reply #38 posted 08/16/18 1:38pm

PeteSilas

SilverNight said:

PeteSilas said:

are you kidding dude? probably the greatest voice ever in american music, there are a few in that arguement but she's arguably the best, that should count for something. Not to mention she was a child prodigy on the piano and could play her ass off, something most of the other divas wouldn't know a thing about. I was never a superfan but I recognize her greatness.





For shame: you wouldn't recognize sarcasm if it hit you over the head.

either way, it's not a good time for something like that. And i'm a musician, i know what it means to have the worst voice communicate with you better than the best, hell, springsteen is my all time fave and not because of his croaking.

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Reply #39 posted 08/16/18 1:38pm

mrwiggles

Undisputed Queen. All these other lady singers just aspired to be the Queen. Unfunkwitable. Self taught on the piano, never read music. Just gifted.
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Reply #40 posted 08/16/18 1:42pm

SilverNight

PeteSilas said:

SilverNight said:





For shame: you wouldn't recognize sarcasm if it hit you over the head.

either way, it's not a good time for something like that. And i'm a musician, i know what it means to have the worst voice communicate with you better than the best, hell, springsteen is my all time fave and not because of his croaking.




I was communicating to the other poster that he missed out on the richness of Aretha 's voice and complete artistry. For the record, She had no bigger fan than me.

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Reply #41 posted 08/16/18 2:40pm

JabarR74

RIP to the Queen Of Soul, she's with family now.

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Reply #42 posted 08/16/18 3:25pm

Marrk

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2freaky4church1 said:

Prince is on piano, her on vocals.

She can play her own Piano too. Prince will be happy to watch.

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #43 posted 08/16/18 3:31pm

PeteSilas

Marrk said:

2freaky4church1 said:

Prince is on piano, her on vocals.

She can play her own Piano too. Prince will be happy to watch.

in my opinion, better than Prince on the keys. One of the greats of the rock and roll era (whether you count her as part of that tradition or not). Being a pianist, i love watching her play, don't play that song for me is a great one, i also loved her playing on a temptations tribute where it looked like she was pretty much improving. Like I said, she almost stands alone for what we usually think of as "divas" she could actually play an instrument well.

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Reply #44 posted 08/16/18 3:36pm

purple05

PeteSilas said:



SilverNight said:




TheFman said:


I never understood what's so great or special about her, but she seemed like a fine lady. RIP








Ha. I guess you'll never know what you missed.



are you kidding dude? probably the greatest voice ever in american music, there are a few in that arguement but she's arguably the best, that should count for something. Not to mention she was a child prodigy on the piano and could play her ass off, something most of the other divas wouldn't know a thing about. I was never a superfan but I recognize her greatness.


Thank You!

I canโ€™t believe what I read in that comment.
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Reply #45 posted 08/16/18 4:05pm

seanski

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RIP pray

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Reply #46 posted 08/16/18 4:22pm

PennyPurple

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20/20 will be running a special tonight on ABC.

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Reply #47 posted 08/16/18 5:03pm

JoeBala

20/20 tribute on right now on ABC network.
Just Music-No Categories-Enjoy It!
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Reply #48 posted 08/16/18 5:18pm

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sad I saw on the news that Aretha passed away... I'm so glad that she got to spend her last hours with people she knew and loved. She lived a long life, fought the good fight, but I can't help but wish she could have enjoyed another 10 years in this earthly existence. But she has moved on to a better one... dove Thank you for all the decades of wonderful music, Aretha--you will never be forgotten.

[Edited 8/16/18 17:18pm]

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #49 posted 08/16/18 5:36pm

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Some R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the Queen of Soul...

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #50 posted 08/16/18 5:43pm

gandorb

A sad day that such a legend passed. I an grateful that it wasn't from self-destruction.

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Reply #51 posted 08/16/18 5:48pm

Abdul

RIP rose

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Reply #52 posted 08/16/18 5:58pm

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gandorb said:

A sad day that such a legend passed. I an grateful that it wasn't from self-destruction.

I am, too... I can't help but think of David Bowie's passing... He may be the only person who turned his struggle with dying from cancer into a work of art. I still can't look at the video of Lazarus any more, now knowing what it means... sad

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #53 posted 08/16/18 6:08pm

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PeteSilas said:

she apparently had pancreatic cancer in 2009 too, anyone remember? Amazing she lasted so long if that is true.


Yes. I knew she had been battling cancer for several years. Even when she was denying it. At one point, she and my aunt were under the care of the same doctor.

On another note, I hope her estate, Atlantic or whoever owns them finally reissue those last four Atlantic albums on CD. Long overdue. I have the bootlegs but we definately need some proper reissues. They are not as bad as some have made them out to be.
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Reply #54 posted 08/16/18 6:25pm

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kitbradley said:

PeteSilas said:

she apparently had pancreatic cancer in 2009 too, anyone remember? Amazing she lasted so long if that is true.

Yes. I knew she had been battling cancer for several years. Even when she was denying it. At one point, she and my aunt were under the care of the same doctor. On another note, I hope her estate, Atlantic or whoever owns them finally reissue those last four Atlantic albums on CD. Long overdue. I have the bootlegs but we definately need some proper reissues. They are not as bad as some have made them out to be.

I remember an interview on TV ( I forget with who) where Aretha denied that she had cancer. Now, it is obvious that she battled it but she treasured her privacy (as always) and I respect her for that. She fought the good fight and may all of us go out with the same fortitude as she did. I had a great aunt just like her! I also hope they will re-issue the last four Atlantic albums...

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #55 posted 08/16/18 6:42pm

jdcxc

Pure Genius.

Prince and Rosie did a nice cover of Dr. Feelgood.
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Reply #56 posted 08/16/18 7:11pm

Purplegarden

RIP Lady Soul rose

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Reply #57 posted 08/16/18 7:12pm

onlyforaminute

I'm losing track here since there are so many competing threads, smh, so if it's already been posted forgive me.


[Edited 8/16/18 19:14pm]

Year of Return 2019
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Reply #58 posted 08/16/18 7:49pm

rogifan

Don Lemon on CNN doing a tribute on his show tonight. Heโ€™s wearing a purple tie. ๐Ÿ™‚
Paisley Park is in your heart
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Reply #59 posted 08/16/18 7:50pm

lrn36

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PeteSilas said:

Marrk said:

She can play her own Piano too. Prince will be happy to watch.

in my opinion, better than Prince on the keys. One of the greats of the rock and roll era (whether you count her as part of that tradition or not). Being a pianist, i love watching her play, don't play that song for me is a great one, i also loved her playing on a temptations tribute where it looked like she was pretty much improving. Like I said, she almost stands alone for what we usually think of as "divas" she could actually play an instrument well.

She was such an impressive vocalist that her skills on the piano seem to take a back seat. She should've been recognized as a pianist in the way that Elton John, Stevie Wonder, and Billy Joel were. RIP

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