Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul Descriptive Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul
A discussion of Aretha Franklin's life and career.
# 120137 | 746 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Jun 04, 2010 in Music Studies (Blues, Jazz) , African-American Studies (General)

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This paper traces the life and career of Aretha Franklin, a noted African American rhythm and blues singer. Ms. Franklin's early life and her development as an artist and performer are described. Her various career moves from different record companies are also presented. The paper touches on the challenges she has faced in her life, such as being a very young mother, issues within her marriages and family. The paper concludes by highlighting the numerous awards Ms. Franklin has received and her overall contributions to American music, and R & B in particular.

From the Paper:

"Through the first half of the 1960's Aretha recorded many recordings for Columbia. "Rock-a-bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody", reached the Top 40 Single Chart. Unfortunately, that single never broke Aretha out as a star. This proved to be the beginning of the end for Aretha's contract with Columbia Records. Due to the fact that it seemed Columbia was trying too hard to make Aretha an all around entertainer rather than an R&B/Soul Singer."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aretha Franklin The Queen Of Soul by Mark Bego, De Capo Press, 2001.

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