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Respect - The Life of Aretha Franklin

David Ritz

The definitive biography of the Queen of Soul from acclaimed music writer David Ritz. Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left them and her native Detroit for New York, where she struggled to find her true voice. It was not until 1967, when a white Jewish producer insisted she return to her gospel-soul roots, that fame and fortune finally came via "Respect" and a rapidfire string of hits. She has evolved ever since, amidst personal tragedy, surprise Grammy performances, and career reinventions. Again and again, Aretha stubbornly finds a way to triumph over troubles, even as they continue to build. Her hold on the crown is tenacious, and in RESPECT, David Ritz gives us the definitive life of one of the greatest talents in all American culture.

The definitive biography of the Queen of Soul from acclaimed music writer David Ritz. Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left them and her native Detroit for New York, where she struggled to find her true voice. It was not until 1967, when a white Jewish producer insisted she return to her gospel-soul roots, that fame and fortune finally came via "Respect" and a rapidfire string of hits. She has evolved ever since, amidst personal tragedy, surprise Grammy performances, and career reinventions. Again and again, Aretha stubbornly finds a way to triumph over troubles, even as they continue to build. Her hold on the crown is tenacious, and in RESPECT, David Ritz gives us the definitive life of one of the greatest talents in all American culture.
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The definitive biography of the Queen of Soul from acclaimed music writer David Ritz. Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left them and her native Detroit for New York, where she struggled to find her true voice. It was not until 1967, when a white Jewish producer insisted she return to her gospel-soul roots, that fame and fortune finally came via "Respect" and a rapidfire string of hits. She has evolved ever since, amidst personal tragedy, surprise Grammy performances, and career reinventions. Again and again, Aretha stubbornly finds a way to triumph over troubles, even as they continue to build. Her hold on the crown is tenacious, and in RESPECT, David Ritz gives us the definitive life of one of the greatest talents in all American culture.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Brad Raymond

Length:

17h 19m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

20:29


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

28:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

35:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

37:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

45:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

43:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

37:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

28:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

34:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

39:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

34:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

31:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

25:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

30:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:41


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

44:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

32:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

31:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

24:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

20:51