ARETHA FRANKLIN / “Bridge Over Troubled Water/We’ve Only Just Begun”

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2 Responses to “ARETHA FRANKLIN / “Bridge Over Troubled Water/We’ve Only Just Begun””

Qawi Says:
December 17th, 2007 at 2:31 pm

Thanks Brothers for this post. This is some fantastic music.

I can seriously relate to Mtume’s comment about it being Aretha’s fault. “Aretha had the pipes and the ability to damn near blow the walls off a place, but she also had the good sense and the skill to use that power judiciously. The problem is, there are so many lesser singers who just don’t know when to chill out with all that yelling. ”

Because they all recognize Aretha’s talent, they all try to sound like all the high sounding riffs all the time, which they are not equipped to do. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. However, there will never be another organization of genetic material that will make another Aretha Franklin. There may be better or worse singers, but there won’t be another. Divinely speaking, she was given what she has to do what she does.

I’m not trying to sound philosophical, but if the current generation just tries to sing like they are able to within themselves, it will be genuine and they will be appreciated for that and there will be a lot less staccotto, screaming, straining, bawling, etc.

It also is worth mentioning that besides a High Energy Soul Singer, Aretha is a musician too. That helps.

Marc Says:
December 23rd, 2007 at 10:17 pm

Just wanted to say thanks and best wishes during the holidays to all at B.O.L. With each stop by here, I learn and I love and isn’t that what it’s all about. You’re a true treasure and the music and knowledge you share with the world is cherished.


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