The Queen is Dead .

Aretha Franklin

R E S P E C T and love forever for an amazing woman, and a life well lived.

A too quick overview:

In my youth Aretha rocked me into self-awareness (Ya gotta love that opening lick):

I can’t lie, my all time favorite:

“The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’

Matthew 25:21 (NLT)

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21 responses to “The Queen is Dead .

  1. I loved that scene from the Blues Brothers. There is nobody that can play the Sax like Lou Marini Jr. His Dad was a Great Band College Band Director. Aretha was the delightful frosting on that beautiful cake. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  2. Aretha Franklin died from advanced pancreatic cancer which extremely painful. My Mom also died from pancreatic cancer in 1998. The pain is so intense that doctors administer morphine. At least now the Queen of Soul is no longer suffering.

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  3. Amen! Aretha Franklin lives on through her music.
    She’s a classic and an original. A true Queen.

    She has gone from Labor to Reward.

    Aretha Franklin aka the Queen of Soul is now singing with the Heavenly choir.

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    • I know that’s right. I spent most of yesterday watching her old interviews. She never lost. her edge, telling it like it is, she remained fiery and Sassy as ever


      • Yes. For a woman to make it in the music business and be successful you must be strong, tough and sassy. Don’t take any guff from anyone. Tell it like it is. Life is not a popularity contest especially for women. I’m an extremely outspoken bold blunt woman who is not afraid to speak her mind. I stopped caring about other people opinions years ago.

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  4. OMG, yes, the Blues Brothers bit was my favorite!
    Someone posted on Facebook that in NY at the Franklin Street station, someone set up a memorial for her. Lovely.

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  5. How sad. I knew she was very sick is all.

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  6. I like your use of that scripture on this occasion. She was elegant and talented.

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