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The Resource Respect : the life of Aretha Franklin, David Ritz

Respect : the life of Aretha Franklin, David Ritz

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Respect : the life of Aretha Franklin
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Respect : the life of Aretha Franklin
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David Ritz
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eng
Summary
Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left them and her native Detroit for New York, where she struggled to find her true voice. She found fame, fortune, and that remarkable voice in 1967 with "Respect" and a rapid-fire string of hits. Aretha turned the industry on its head by refueling pop with heavy soul. The Queen of Soul had survived, and arrived. In Respect, David Ritz uses exclusive interviews with her closest family, friends and associates to write movingly of Aretha's path and the extraordinary highs and deep lows she encountered along the way. Just as she was reestablishing her divadom in the 1980s with hist life "Freeway of Love," personal tragedy--the deaths of her father, sisters and brother--threw her into isolation. Whenever it seems the Queen has relinquished her reign, she appears in scenes of ever greater drama and national significance. In 1998, when an ailing Luciano Pavarotti could not appear at the Grammy Awards, she came out of the shadows and stunned the world with a version of "Nessun Dorma" that was pure pop soul. From the moving elegies she performed at the funerals of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks to her dramatic performance at President Obama's first inauguration, Aretha has become our nation's voice. Again and again, Aretha Franklin stubbornly finds a way to triumph over troubles, conquering them even as they continue to build. Her hold on her crown is tenacious, and in Respect, David Ritz gives us the decisive and definitive study of one of the greatest talents in all of American culture.--Dust jacket flap
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Title
Respect
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"Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left them and her native Detroit for New York, where shestruggled to find her true voice. She found fame, fortune, and that remarkable voice in 1967 with "Respect" and a rapid-fire string of hits. Aretha turned the industry on its head by refueling pop with heavy soul. The Queen of Soul had survived, and arrived."--Dust jacket
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Tone
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Biography type
individual biography
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10361597
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 782.421644092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.F778
LC item number
R57 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
  • filmographies
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adult
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David Ritz
Respect : the life of Aretha Franklin, David Ritz
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-500), discography (pages 501-504), filmography (pages 505-506) and index
Contents
Meeting the Queen -- Sacred sources. Father and daughter ; Instability ; Mothers and fathers ; The sex circus ; The blood ; Moving on up -- Columbia. The biggest and best ; Gentleman pimp ; Water, water everywhere ; What a difference a day makes ; Fools -- Atlantic. Never loved ; Keep rolling ; Natural ; Year of years ; High maintenance ; Spirit ; Right reverend ; Amazing ; Hey ; Shop around ; The spark ; Fairy-tale princess ; The hustle -- Arista. Daddy's little girl ; Back on track ; Home ; Our father ; Diva-fication ; In the storm too long ; The mixture as before ; Party therapy ; A rose ; Vincerï¿1⁄2o ; Damage control -- The lioness in winter. What Aretha wants ; Oldies but goodies ; A woman falling out of love ; The once and future Queen
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ocn880418835
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 520 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316196833
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014018985
Other physical details
illustrations

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