BitchTapesCelebrating Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin in 1967 (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, died on August 16 from pancreatic cancer. She was 76. For over 50 years, Franklin has been stitched into the fabric of music, and in that time, she won 18 Grammys, sang at Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral and two presidential inaugurations, and charted a record-breaking 112 songs on Billboard. The world is darker today without Franklin in it, but the soul-stirring music she’s been blessing us with since 1960 will live forever. This BitchTape celebrates one of music’s greatest vocalists.

Track List:

1. Aretha Franklin - “It Hurts Like Hell”

2. Aretha Franklin - “Try a Little Tenderness”

3. Aretha Franklin - “A Rose is Still a Rose”

4. Aretha Franklin - “Soul Serenade”

5. Aretha Franklin - “Dr. Feelgood (Love is a Serious Business)”

6. Aretha Franklin - “Good to Me As I am to You”

7. Aretha Franklin and George Michael - “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)”

8. Aretha Franklin - “I Say a Little Prayer”

9. Aretha Franklin - “Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)”

10. Aretha Franklin - “Skylark”

11. Aretha Franklin - “Chain of Fools”

12.  Aretha Franklin  - “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)”

13. Aretha Franklin  - “Ain’t No Way”

14. Aretha Franklin - “Day Dreaming”

15. Aretha Franklin - “Rock Steady”

16. Aretha Franklin - “A Change is Gonna Come”

17. Aretha Franklin - “(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman”

18. Aretha Franklin  - “Precious Lord (Part One)”

19. Aretha Franklin - “Spanish Harlem”

20. Aretha Franklin - “Spirit in the Dark”

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21. Aretha Franklin - “Get it Right”

22. Aretha Franklin - “Here We Go Again”

23. Aretha Franklin - “Think”

24. Aretha Franklin - “(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone”

25. Aretha Franklin - “The Weight”

26. Aretha Franklin  - “Something He Can Feel”

27. Aretha Franklin - “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”

28. Aretha Franklin - “Bridge over Troubled Water”

29. Aretha Franklin- “Young, Gifted and Black”

30. Aretha Franklin - “Respect”

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