Remembering the Queen of Soul

Remembering the Queen of Soul

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1211 , Segment 5

Episode: 5 Second Rule, Lie Detectors, Regrowing Limbs

  • Nov 27, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 17:51 mins

Guest: Birgitta Johnson, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology and African American Studies, University of South Carolina An impromptu performance of “O Tannenbaum” by the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, was just released online. It happened at the 2015 Big Band Holidays concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Franklin died in August of 2018 of pancreatic cancer. She was 76. Days before her funeral last year, we spent a few minutes paying tribute to her. (Originally aired: 8/28/18)

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