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The Legacy of Aretha Franklin

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Aug 28, 2018 9:00 pm
  • 18:49

Guest: Birgitta Johnson, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and African American Studies, University of South Carolina The funeral for Aretha Franklin –Queen of Soul – will happen this Friday in Detroit, featuring an all-star line-up of performers paying tribute to her influence on gospel, soul and pop music. Into her late 60s, she was still recording music as a high level. What made Aretha such a powerful and enduring influence on American music and popular culture?