A great many performances of Ms. Aretha Franklin can be found. What a wonderfully exciting, celebrated and well-respected artist she was, the Queen of Soul, Ms. Franklin.
A few that stand out for me personally through the years, televised moments where no one could ever question, "Is she singing live?" or "Did she have a backing track?". Ms. Aretha Franklin earned every accolade, each award, the standing ovations... all of it.
The ease of her delivery is what astounded me. She seemed to be levitating above the earth when her voice would soar out from her body. The control of her instrument, that V O I C E. Otherworldly ease and grounded in warmth, embodying so many layers of emotion...my gosh, the Queen is Soul is not physically with us...her music is.
Ms. Aretha Franklin is no more.