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Thread started 08/16/18 9:06am

Vannormal

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Rest in Peace wonderful Aretha.

Rest in Peace sweet Aretha Franklin, you gave us so much and more.

What a wonderful soul, singer and performer

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Aretha once said on Prince :

‘He was a very unique musical individual who was so into his music.

He definitely was one of a kind, there truely was only one Prince.

He was music to the max.

He's gone, but his music will go on.

He just had a mystique about him, that kind of made you want to know a little bit more about him.

I don't really don't have any shelved music, everything I recorded is out there.’

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She played Purple Rain on the piano together with Herbie Hancock at the White house in 2016.

Prince remixed a single for a duet she did with James Brown.

...and so much more...

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Please, share all your memories of this wonderful soul and one of a kind unique voice.

I know they truely loved each other and each others work.

"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #1 posted 08/16/18 9:13am

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rest in peace! sad


I remember like most of us (I guess).. the Nude tour by Prince, back in 1990,

The great encore of this tour included an amazing version of the Aretha song "Respect" sung by Rosie Gaines..

In Tokyo, the filmed tv-broadcast, amazing.. this live version..

much love to Aretha Franklin..... worship heart sad


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[Edited 8/16/18 9:13am]

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Reply #2 posted 08/16/18 9:30am

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Bold choice from a true original!

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Reply #3 posted 08/16/18 9:31am

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wrong forum. Active thread: http://prince.org/msg/8/456068

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Reply #4 posted 08/16/18 1:42pm

dbpdexter

Every forum is the right forum for this lady.

Heaven just got a little brighter and a lot more SOUL...Goodbye sweet Queen queen angel

AKA PDEXTER
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Reply #5 posted 08/16/18 1:55pm

TrivialPursuit

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dbpdexter said:

Every forum is the right forum for this lady.

Heaven just got a little brighter and a lot more SOUL...Goodbye sweet Queen queen angel


Yeah, someone earlier posted that the King (MJ), Queen, Prince, & Princess (Whitney) are all gone. At least we saw Aretha's coming & could brace ourselves a bit.

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Reply #6 posted 08/16/18 2:15pm

NorthC

thedance said:

rest in peace! sad


I remember like most of us (I guess).. the Nude tour by Prince, back in 1990,

The great encore of this tour included an amazing version of the Aretha song "Respect" sung by Rosie Gaines..

In Tokyo, the filmed tv-broadcast, amazing.. this live version..

much love to Aretha Franklin..... worship heart sad


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[Edited 8/16/18 9:13am]


And Rosie also did a wonderful version of Dr. Feelgood with Prince on guitar on the Diamonds and Pearls tour which was a combination of Prince promoting his new album and paying his respect to the old legends at the same time.
[Edited 8/16/18 14:17pm]
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Reply #7 posted 08/16/18 2:34pm

Latin

Wendy & Lisa have posted the following on Twitter:

"Today We lost Aretha.
The greatest voice of our generation. Completely singular. No one could compare. Our collective souls were made stronger just by listening to her powerful voice."
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Reply #8 posted 08/16/18 4:27pm

kingricefan

She definately had a voice unlike any other. I never really was a big fan but she did have alot of great songs. My respect for her increased a thousand times when she sang an opera song on one of the award shows (can't remember if it was for the Grammy's or the Oscars). The original person who was supposed to sing it was terribly ill and canceled and they asked Aretha to step in. Being the professional that she was, she said yes. She had never sung the song before, I think she listened to it once or twice backstage and then she went out and blew everyone away! Her voice was amazing! R.I.P. Aretha. Be at Peace.

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Reply #9 posted 08/16/18 4:35pm

TrivialPursuit

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My favorite:

bop: "Think"

slow jam: "I Say A Little Prayer"

also top choices (OBVI there are too many to choose from): "Who's Zoomin' Who", "Jumpin' Jack Flash", "Sisters Are doin' It For Themselves", "I Knew You Were Waiting", "You're All I Need".

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Reply #10 posted 08/16/18 6:15pm

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kingricefan said:

She definately had a voice unlike any other. I never really was a big fan but she did have alot of great songs. My respect for her increased a thousand times when she sang an opera song on one of the award shows (can't remember if it was for the Grammy's or the Oscars). The original person who was supposed to sing it was terribly ill and canceled and they asked Aretha to step in. Being the professional that she was, she said yes. She had never sung the song before, I think she listened to it once or twice backstage and then she went out and blew everyone away! Her voice was amazing! R.I.P. Aretha. Be at Peace.


She sang Nessun Dorma for Pavarotti at the Granmmys.

Saw it go "live": that WAS amazing.

With that little info, Google it wink

UPDATE: after Google; turns out she had performed the same song two nights prior at a MUSIC CARES event: however it was STILL powerful (i'd always thought it was right out of the blue)
[Edited 8/16/18 18:19pm]
[Edited 8/16/18 18:19pm]
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Reply #11 posted 08/16/18 6:19pm

XxAxX

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sad r.i.p. beautiful one rose rose rose

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Reply #12 posted 08/16/18 8:16pm

Latin

Andre Cymone has posted the following:

https://m.facebook.com/44...789107680/
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Reply #13 posted 08/16/18 8:34pm

Latin

Andy Allo has posted the following:

"Words cannot express how much your music and voice influenced me and so many of us. Rest In Peace
@ArethaFranklin"
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Reply #14 posted 08/16/18 10:03pm

Latin

Shelby J. has posted the following on Instagram:

"😊💜🙏🏾All Hail the Queen! Ur Legacy & Lessons will Live FOREVER👸🏽☝🏾 🎤Thank U Thank U Thank U 4 EVERYTHING 💜 Rest is Heavenly Peace😇#godschild👑"

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Reply #15 posted 08/17/18 1:11am

SoulAlive

kingricefan said:

She definately had a voice unlike any other. I never really was a big fan but she did have alot of great songs. My respect for her increased a thousand times when she sang an opera song on one of the award shows (can't remember if it was for the Grammy's or the Oscars). The original person who was supposed to sing it was terribly ill and canceled and they asked Aretha to step in. Being the professional that she was, she said yes. She had never sung the song before, I think she listened to it once or twice backstage and then she went out and blew everyone away! Her voice was amazing! R.I.P. Aretha. Be at Peace.

it was the 1998 Grammys.She filled in for Pavarotti,who called the night of the event and said that he was sick and couldn't attend eek They quickly asked Aretha to do it,and like the true professional that she is,she sang it and did an incredible job!

[Edited 8/17/18 12:50pm]

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Reply #16 posted 08/17/18 2:15am

Vannormal

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kevinpnb said:

Bold choice from a true original!

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Never heard this before.

What a surprisingly wonderful and fresh jazzy version !

He could do it all.

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"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #17 posted 08/17/18 2:25am

Vannormal

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TrivialPursuit said:

wrong forum. Active thread: http://prince.org/msg/8/456068

Sorry. It's Prince related.

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read again : "Please, share all your memories of this wonderful soul and one of a kind unique voice.

I know they truely loved each other and each others work."

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Like that I discoverd there is a cover version of Aretha of 'Nothing Compares 2 U'

...

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Respect.

"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #18 posted 08/17/18 3:42am

databank

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Vannormal said:

Prince remixed a single for a duet she did with James Brown.

He killed it. Prince turned a pretty generic, quite lame in fact, song by 2 giants in decline into a 10mn long killer funk jam, almost rerecording the entire track except for the vocals. Prince clearly took this remix seriously, probably because he was given the unique opportunity to remix those 2 icons, but also, I suspect, to spank James a little by showing how, by 1989, he had become waaaay funkier than James (whose 80's releases had been relatively unremarkable). I also remember reading that Prince had offered Chocolate to Brown at some point circa 1986, who turned it down. If true this could also have been P's way of getting back at Brown. In any case, this remix is a must-have for any Prince fan nod

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Reply #19 posted 08/17/18 8:01am

TrivialPursuit

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Vannormal said:

TrivialPursuit said:

wrong forum. Active thread: http://prince.org/msg/8/456068

Sorry. It's Prince related.

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read again : "Please, share all your memories of this wonderful soul and one of a kind unique voice.

I know they truely loved each other and each others work."

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Like that I discoverd there is a cover version of Aretha of 'Nothing Compares 2 U'

...

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Respect.


That doesn't make it a Prince thread. It's about Aretha Franklin dyin'. Prince is already dead.

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Reply #20 posted 08/17/18 10:46am

NorthC

databank said:



Vannormal said:



Prince remixed a single for a duet she did with James Brown.




He killed it. Prince turned a pretty generic, quite lame in fact, song by 2 giants in decline into a 10mn long killer funk jam, almost rerecording the entire track except for the vocals. Prince clearly took this remix seriously, probably because he was given the unique opportunity to remix those 2 icons, but also, I suspect, to spank James a little by showing how, by 1989, he had become waaaay funkier than James (whose 80's releases had been relatively unremarkable). I also remember reading that Prince had offered Chocolate to Brown at some point circa 1986, who turned it down. If true this could also have been P's way of getting back at Brown. In any case, this remix is a must-have for any Prince fan nod


Dammit, I never knew this! I have heard the original and I agree about that.
Edit: I've heard Prince's remix now and I'm not sure if I agree that he "killed it". Sounds to me more like he was overloading the track with beats and horns and sound effects that take away your attention from two of the greatest voices in popular music- even if the song itself isn't that great; I still agree with you on that. But a mediocre song doesn't become a great song just by adding extra beats and sounds to it.
[Edited 8/17/18 11:12am]
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Reply #21 posted 08/17/18 11:50am

rogifan

Latin said:

Shelby J. has posted the following on Instagram:

"😊💜🙏🏾All Hail the Queen! Ur Legacy & Lessons will Live FOREVER👸🏽☝🏾 🎤Thank U Thank U Thank U 4 EVERYTHING 💜 Rest is Heavenly Peace😇#godschild👑"

https://www.instagram.com...i1OgfHKI-/

Prince & NPG did some killer Aretha covers with Shelby on vocals.
Paisley Park is in your heart
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Reply #22 posted 08/17/18 12:48pm

SoulAlive

It would have been so cool if Prince had worked with Aretha....maybe write and produce a few songs for her.I wish he had given her a great track like "Open Book".

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Reply #23 posted 08/17/18 1:31pm

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SoulAlive said:

kingricefan said:

She definately had a voice unlike any other. I never really was a big fan but she did have alot of great songs. My respect for her increased a thousand times when she sang an opera song on one of the award shows (can't remember if it was for the Grammy's or the Oscars). The original person who was supposed to sing it was terribly ill and canceled and they asked Aretha to step in. Being the professional that she was, she said yes. She had never sung the song before, I think she listened to it once or twice backstage and then she went out and blew everyone away! Her voice was amazing! R.I.P. Aretha. Be at Peace.

it was the 1998 Grammys.She filled in for Pavarotti,who called the night of the event and said that he was sick and couldn't attend eek They quickly asked Aretha to do it,and like the true professional that she is,she sang it and did an incredible job!

[Edited 8/17/18 12:50pm]

Never knew this. What a God given talent!

"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 #24 posted 08/17/18 2:24pm

Latin

Natalya has posted a sweet statement regarding Prince's admiration towards Aretha and Aretha's "Greatest Hits" always being in Prince's CD player when he would let her borrow one of his cars when Natalya visited him.
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Reply #25 posted 08/17/18 2:47pm

Latin

rogifan said:

Latin said:

Shelby J. has posted the following on Instagram:

"😊💜🙏🏾All Hail the Queen! Ur Legacy & Lessons will Live FOREVER👸🏽☝🏾 🎤Thank U Thank U Thank U 4 EVERYTHING 💜 Rest is Heavenly Peace😇#godschild👑"

https://www.instagram.com...i1OgfHKI-/

Prince & NPG did some killer Aretha covers with Shelby on vocals.

yeahthat
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Reply #26 posted 08/17/18 8:36pm

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Watching her 2012 BET Awards tribute to Stevie Wonder and her performance of Until You Come Back To Me. And her Soul Train Performance of “ooh Baby Baby” with Smokey.

Thank you Aretha.
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Reply #27 posted 08/18/18 1:07am

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NorthC said:

databank said:

He killed it. Prince turned a pretty generic, quite lame in fact, song by 2 giants in decline into a 10mn long killer funk jam, almost rerecording the entire track except for the vocals. Prince clearly took this remix seriously, probably because he was given the unique opportunity to remix those 2 icons, but also, I suspect, to spank James a little by showing how, by 1989, he had become waaaay funkier than James (whose 80's releases had been relatively unremarkable). I also remember reading that Prince had offered Chocolate to Brown at some point circa 1986, who turned it down. If true this could also have been P's way of getting back at Brown. In any case, this remix is a must-have for any Prince fan nod

Dammit, I never knew this! I have heard the original and I agree about that. Edit: I've heard Prince's remix now and I'm not sure if I agree that he "killed it". Sounds to me more like he was overloading the track with beats and horns and sound effects that take away your attention from two of the greatest voices in popular music- even if the song itself isn't that great; I still agree with you on that. But a mediocre song doesn't become a great song just by adding extra beats and sounds to it. [Edited 8/17/18 11:12am]

Listen again. Forget the original, take it as a Prince track feat. James and Aretha. It's one of the funkiest things he's ever done nod

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Reply #28 posted 08/18/18 10:51am

rogifan

Around the 2 hr 40 min mark Prince & NPG do Rock Steady with Shelby on vocals. I think I like this better than the one on Indigo Nights. 🔥🔥

https://m.mixcloud.com/Ca...c-1-and-2/

And here around the 1 hr 50 min mark the band does I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You. 🔥🔥

https://m.mixcloud.com/Ca...c-3-and-4/
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Reply #29 posted 08/18/18 11:18am

gandorb

She will be missed. I am grateful that there didn't seem anything particularly tragic about the way she died like so many others recently. RIP, Aretha.

By the way, I saw this today. It is parts of her last Rolling Stone interview (2014 I believe) that weren't published,

https://www.msn.com/en-us...spartandhp

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