Knowledge Identifier: +Aretha_Franklin
Hugh McCracken - Especially in demand in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, McCracken appeared on many recordings by Steely Dan, as well as albums by Donald Fagen, Jimmy Rushing, Billy Joel, Roland Kirk, Roberta Flack, B. B. King, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Monkees, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Idris Muhammad, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Bob Dylan, Linda McCartney, Carly Simon, Graham Parker, Yoko Ono, Eric Carmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Lou Donaldson, Aretha Franklin, Van_Morrison, The Four Seasons, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Hank Crawford, Jerry Jemmott and Gary Wright
Farfisa - Spooner Oldham, the house organist of Alabama recording studio Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, can be heard playing the Farfisa on numerous southern soul recordings from the 1960s, notably "When a Man Loves a Woman" by Percy Sledge and "I Never Loved a Man " by Aretha Franklin, among many others
Soul music - The most important female soul singer to emerge was Aretha Franklin, originally a gospel singer who began to make secular recordings in 1960 but whose career was later revitalised by her recordings for Atlantic
Against her father's wishes, Franklin married her first husband, Ted White, in front of a justice of the peace in Ohio in 1961, when she was nineteen
One of her most significant recordings during her early Columbia period was the ballad, "Skylark", recorded in 1962
Franklin's Columbia period wasn't as successful as hoped and in late 1966, Franklin switched over to Atlantic Records, where she began recording a string of popular hits including "I Never Loved a Man ", " A Natural Woman", "Think", "Chain of Fools" and what later became her signature song, "Respect"
Respect (song) - Another regional band that had a hit with the song was the Michigan-based rock band The Rationals, whose 1966 release of the song received airplay on Detroit radio stations and predated the release of Aretha Franklin's version by a year
During a 1967 performance in a Chicago dance, deejay Pervis Spann crowned Franklin a tiara and announced her as "Lady Soul"
Jerry Wexler - In 1967 he was named Record Executive of the Year for turning Aretha Franklin's career around
Following a 1968 cover article in "Time" magazine, in which her abusive marriage and a claim, that her mother abandoned her at a young age made the article, Franklin decided to remain private, refusing to grant many interviews with media groups and in the few she gave, approached the interviewers with caution
After a brief lull in 1969, Franklin continued to record a string of popular singles throughout the early 1970s, reaching her peak as an albums artist with 1970's "Spirit in the Dark", 1971's "Young, Gifted & Black" and the 1972 gospel record, "Amazing Grace", which became the best-selling pure gospel album of all time
Son of a Preacher Man - It was only upon hearing Springfield's version, a UK and American hit in 1969, that Aretha Franklin reconsidered and recorded the song herself including it on her 1970 album, "This Girl's in Love with You", and it charted only as a less popular a-side of the b-side hit single "Call Me"
King Curtis - In 1970, he appeared with Aretha Franklin and The Kingpins on "Aretha Live at Fillmore West", and another record, "Live at Fillmore West"
Franklin's next album, 1973's "Hey Now Hey ", was co-produced by Franklin and Quincy Jones, and featured the hit, "Angel", which was co-composed by Carolyn Franklin
Simply Red - The album featured one new track, a cover of the 1973 Aretha Franklin hit "Angel" which was co-produced with The Fugees
Curtis Mayfield - Gladys Knight & the Pips recorded Mayfield's soundtrack for "Claudine" in 1974, while Aretha Franklin recorded the soundtrack for "Sparkle" in 1976
Bob Seger - In 1974, Seger put out "Back in '72", recorded partly with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, a renowned group of session musicians who had recorded with the likes of J. J. Cale and Aretha Franklin
Gwen Guthrie - When a backup singer scheduled to sing on Aretha Franklin's 1974 single "I'm in Love" fell ill, Guthrie took the vocalist's place beside Cissy Houston; thus Guthrie would happily state that her career on record began "at the top"
Franklin's success in Atlantic peaked after the release of the singles, "Until You Come Back to Me ", "I'm in Love" and "Giving Him Something He Can Feel" and the 1976 soundtrack to the movie, "Sparkle" and Franklin left the label in 1980 to sign with Clive Davis' Arista Records label where she switched over from soul and funk music to a more conservative urban adult contemporary sound in the albums, "Aretha" and "Love All the Hurt Away", before regaining commercial success with the 1982 album, "Jump to It", produced by Ramp
After ending her affair with Ken Cunningham after a seven-year on-again, off-again relationship, Franklin married actor Glynn Turman on April 11, 1978 at her father's New Bethel Baptist Church with her father presiding over the ceremony
Glynn Turman - In 1978, Turman married Aretha Franklin, but that didn't last; they were divorced in 1984 and still remain close friends
Glynn Turman - The show's theme song was sung by his ex-wife, legendary "Queen of Soul" artist Aretha Franklin, to whom he was married from 1978 to 1984
In 1980, Franklin made a cameo appearance in "The Blues Brothers" film, where she appeared as the wife of Matt "Guitar" Murphy and engages in a brief war of words with Dan Aykroyd's and John Belushi's characters Elwood and Jake Blues, over Murphy leaving his restaurant to perform with them again, in which Franklin afterwards performed "Think"
Following its release and the subsequent death of her minister father, C. L., in 1984, Franklin avoided publicity for a few months before returning to the studio in her native Detroit to record her next Arista album, which was later titled, "Who's Zoomin' Who-"
George Michael - The beginning of his solo career, during early 1987, was a duet with soul music icon Aretha Franklin
Franklin returned to the pop charts in 1989 with the release of the Elton John duet, "Through the Storm" and the subsequent release of the album of the same name
LaVern Baker - In 1991, Baker became the second female solo artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, following Aretha Franklin in 1987
Natalie Cole - Cole followed that success with another album of jazz standards, titled "Take a Look", in 1993, which included her recording of the title track in the same styling that her idol Aretha Franklin had recorded nearly 30 years earlier
Penny Ford - In 1993, she released another album, "Penny Ford", and achieved another UK Top 50 hit with her cover of the 1972 Aretha Franklin song, "Daydreaming", which reached No. 43
Elise Neal - Neal appeared in numerous music videos including Dannii Minogue's 1993 video for "This Is It", Black Sheep's 1992 video for "Strobelight Honey", Father MC's 1991 video for "Lisa Baby", Aretha Franklin's 1998 video for "A Rose Is Still a Rose", 50 Cent's 2007 unreleased video for "Follow My Lead", Vanessa Williams's video "Work to Do", Portrait's "Honey Dip" music video, as well as Chubb Rock's music video "Just the Two of Us" and Trick Daddy's "I'm a Thug[GU
Shania Twain - Twain's mainstream pop acceptance was further helped by her appearance in the 1998 first edition of the "VH1 Divas" concert where she sang alongside Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan and Aretha Franklin, and by VH1's 1999 heavily aired "Behind the Music", which concentrated on the tragic aspects of her early life as well as her physical attractiveness and Nashville's early resistance to her bare-midriff music videos
In between then, she contributed to albums and songs by several artists including K-Ci & JoJo on a song titled "Angel", and Mary J. Blige on the song, "Don't Waste Your Time", featured on Blige's 1999 album, "Mary"
JoJo - JoJo's live demo, Joanna Levesque, recorded in 2001, features covers of soul and RB songs, including Wilson Pickett's 1966 "Mustang Sally", Etta James's 1989 "It Ain't Always What You Do (It's Who You Let See You Do It)", Aretha Franklin's 1968 "Chain of Fools" and 1969 "The House That Jack Built", The Moonglows' 1956 "See Saw", Stevie Wonder's 1972 "Superstition", and The Temptations' 1975 "Shakey Ground".
Jenny Scheinman - She has collaborated and played with Linda Perry, Norah Jones, Nels Cline, Lou Reed, Ani Difranco, Bruce Cockburn, Aretha Franklin, Lucinda_Williams, Bono, and Bill Frisell and has produced several critically acclaimed CDs of her own including one of the Top Ten Albums of 2005 by the New York Times
Bryan Adams - In addition to his success at the Junos and Grammys and other music *awards, Adams was nominated for his fifth Golden Globe in 2007 for songwriting on the film "Bobby" which was sung by Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige, and has been nominated three times for Academy *awards for writing music in film
Doug Spearman - That year he produced and directed his first documentary, "Aretha", on the life of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, which aired in January 2007
In 2008, she won her 18th career Grammy in the gospel category on the song "Never Break My Faith" with Mary J. Blige
Madonna - In 2010, Time magazine included Madonna in the elite list of the "25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century", where she became one of the only two singers included, alongside Aretha Franklin.
Florence and the Machine - Welch and a number of other female singers opened the 53rd Grammy *awards on 13 February 2011 with a tribute to an ailing Aretha Franklin
As of 2012, Franklin has reportedly signed with Clive Davis' J Records label and is presently working on a new album for that label
Tweet (singer) - On June 5, 2012, Tweet posted a new song of her covering Aretha Franklin's "Day Dreaming" on her new website iamsimplytweet.com as apart of her weekly Soundcloud-hosted special, "Tweet Tuesdays"
As of 2013, Franklin is now signed under RCA Records and is currently working again with Clive Davis
In 2014, she was granted the honorary degree of Doctor of Arts from Harvard University for her contributions to music
Rolling in the Deep - In 2014, Aretha Franklin covered the song on her "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics" album
At Last - The "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin recorded a cover version as the opening track of her 2014 album Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics
Patti LaBelle - Patti LaBelle and Aretha Franklin headlined the Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House concert hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House, recorded March 6, 2014
Janelle Monae - In April 2014, Monáe was invited to perform along with Tessanne Chin, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, Jill_Scott, Ariana Grande, and Melissa Etheridge at the White House as a part of their PBS-broadcast "Women of Soul" event, which celebrated American women artists whose work has left an indelible and profound impact on our national musical culture
In December 2015 Franklin gave an acclaimed performance of " A Natural Woman" at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors during the section for honoree Carole King, who co-wrote the song
On June 8, 2017, the City of Detroit honored Franklin's legacy by renaming a portion of Madison Street, between Brush and Witherell Streets, "Aretha Franklin Way"
On 29th January, 2018, the Oakland Press's correspondent Gary Graff finally confirmed that the American Idol runner-up Jennifer Hodson will take the role to play Franklin in her coming biopic