Posts Tagged ‘Aretha Franklin’

Freeway Of Love

September 3, 2016

“Freeway Of Love,” written by Jeffrey Cohen and Narada Michael Walden, recorded by Aretha Franklin in 1985. The video, directed by Brian Grant, was shot entirely in Detroit.

“City traffic’s movin’ way too slow
Drop the pedal and go, go, go

Wind’s against our back
We goin’ ridin’ on the freeway of love
In my pink Cadillac”

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Spirit in the Dark

April 10, 2016

“Spirit in the Dark,” written by and performed by Aretha Franklin, with the Sweet Inspirations and the Dixie Flyers. This 1970 recording was produced by Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, and Tom Dowd.

Related:

“Soul Survivor: The revival and hidden treasure of Aretha Franklin,” David Remnick, The New Yorker

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Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2016

“Auld Lang Syne,” lyrics written by Robert Burns in 1788, set to a traditional tune, rendered in Gospel style by Aretha Franklin & Billy Preston in 1967.

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