Monday, February 06, 2012

Aretha Franklin - Voice Your Choice

There is only one Aretha Franklin! Lady Soul was born in Memphis, Tennessee on March 25, 1942 and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She was heavily influenced musically by her famous gospel preacher father, Reverend Cecil L. Franklin. Despite recording for two labels JVB/Battle in 1956 and Columbia Records in 1960, she had little success until she was wooed to sign with Atlantic Records where she worked with producer Jerry Wexler.

Between 1961 and 1998 Aretha appeared on the charts a total of 76 times, achieving 17 Top Ten Hits and 15 Gold Records. Isn't that astounding!!!

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, we are pleased to present Aretha Franklin with two of her great soulful love songs for your votes: (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and Baby I Love You.

Which song would you like to hear? Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page. We'll play the winner in the 3rd hour of next week's show.