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Nooooooooooooooo … no no no , and here was I thinking she would get better , pull through and live to sing again :

 

Such a sad day , but she gave us all so many memories and her music will stay with us forever .

 

Time to put a song on the turntable and turn that voice up way high !! 

 

R.I.P. Queen !  

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This is a really sad day,over the years I have listened to Aretha in fact hers was one of the first albums I bought .So many great tunes ,I am on holiday so cannot post a song up , Done now

there are far too many to mention but Angel always does it for me.

An angel has passed RIP Aretha

 

 

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Music 'Legend' is thrown around too readily. Aretha is.

Not just the obvious Atlantic songbook, there is so much before and after too.

I've been buying a lesser Aretha album a month for the past year and been delighted at how much great music there is.

Imagine the harmonies now the sisters can sing together again!

 

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We all said a little prayer for you, but all was in vain, i'm gutted x sleep well, you will be  ever in our Hearts and Soul, 'Aretha "Soul Queen" Franklin'

 

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RIP.  Aretha The Queen of soul. Thank you for so many memories, your songs have touched so many people. Difficult to pick a favorite, but I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER seems appropriate. RIP You will be in many peoples prayers & thoughts Respect.

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R.I.P. Aretha, someone who had more talent in her little finger than most of today's so called singers, the Queen of Soul will be sadly missed, but has left a wonderful legacy to us all. 

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2 hours ago, Winsford Soul said:

R.I.P. Aretha.  Your songs will be your epitaph. They will last forever 

Steve 

 

That is one truly fitting statement.Brilliantly put,Steve.Very fine words indeed. 

 

2 hours ago, TattooDave said:

So sad, it's like losing an old friend, her songs have given me comfort, joy and many a teary eye over the years. R.I.P. 

Again,well said Dave.

 

I wanted to add that for me personally, the first time I heard Aretha's 'Lady Soul' lp in the mid 80's I was totally blown away by how amazing her voice was and the fantastic arrangements of the tracks.

 

I'd heard her songs on the radio but I didn't listen to much Soul back then,I was into other things, but that album in particular was a real turning point for me.

 

Her music also represents things I feel strongly about in the world of music, such as the importance  of church music/gospel in the development of soul music - put simply, its where so many artists learnt to 'sing it like they mean it'. That and music as a conduit for bringing people together.

 

I listened to 'Lady Soul' very recently and I'm happy to say it still gives me the chills..the record is a true triumph of artistry.  

 

Obviously her output is vast, so much good stuff for people to listen to and discover and as much as her work oozes Soul  there's actually little bits of country, rock, pop and all sorts in there. Proving as ever that genres mean nothing really and good music is simply good music. 

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Today, we had to say goodbye to the No.1 lady of soul.

I'm sure that many of us have shed a few tears at the news of her passing, as her words and music have meant and said so much to us over the decades.

But I know, once the sadness and loss of our beloved Aretha eases, her legacy of tunes will bring joy to our hearts for the rest of our lives.

It's time for you to show the celestial choir what they've been missing.

 

Thank you for the sweet Soul music and the trail you blazed.

 

R.E.S.P.E.C.T    XXX

 

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A sad day and such a tragic and far too early departure for OUR SOUL SISTER, no more illness or pain you are now free, and will live forever with us, the TRUE SOUL FANS !  

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Can't express how it feels right now losing an icon, a legend and a lady who brought so much to our soul music infected lives. Her influence on me as a collector and soul music lover is undeniable and unmeasureable. Say hi to Bobby W for my wonderful Queen of soul. Rest in peace. X

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