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"aretha franklin" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
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Imagine it Forward and Goodr
"To another episode of Zero, to IPO were absolutely thrilled to have to amazing guests on the show today I wanna I introduce Beth comstock who for many years in fact, almost three decades was at GE and served as the vice chairperson. There is on the board of Nike is also the author of this amazing book called imagine it forward, which I am really enjoying and learning a lot from and have a bunch of questions to ask Beth about the. Beth welcome on the show. Thanks Josh. Great to see you great to be here. And our other guests is Jasmine crow who is the CEO and founder of Gooder, which is a company that I am fascinated by I. think it's one of the more insightful companies that I've come across. Recently I also have a lot of questions for you Jasmin about how the idea came to you, but but welcome on the show. Thanks so much gas and happy to be here. Of course, we've got Freddie caressed my co host. Zeroed IPO your morning Josh, how you doing good I bet and Jasmine, nice to see you. Thanks for joining us today I'm super excited about today. Yeah me too good to see you. Well, let's dive right in because we have a lot to talk about Jasmine I wanNA start with you and I want to understand I want our audience to understand where you're coming from. When you started gooder there's some kind of basic facts that I want our audience to understand domestically we are wasting seventy-two billion pounds of food every year while forty two million people are struggling with food insecurity absolutely that's a foundational mess. And it's even worse. Now, I'll of everything that's happening with current virus who are wasting more food and more people are going hungry. So it is a huge issue. Yeah. I mean just to be clear before this even. I read somewhere that we were wasting about a quarter trillion dollars a year on food in the United States if people number eight is that right? Yeah. Right Frederick in. So I guess to put an even more simpler context about two percent of GDP is on wasted food for that's a lot of money spent on food that never gets eaten in this country does Like many people I have some passing familiarity with this I. Read about it I don't even know where to start and it seems like maybe you go out and you you know you try to donate food as best you can and and I think that's maybe where you started. Yeah and it transformed into something quite extraordinary. So yeah if you know Josh I started feeding people that were experiencing hunger and homelessness in two thousand thirteen out of my apartment in Atlanta Georgia So that's where got started I found a parking. Lot I drove past it one day and I just saw hundreds of people that were homeless in in something kind of just pulled on my heartstrings at that moment and I said I wanNA help you know what do I didn't have a ton of money and I knew I could cook and so I just went home I post it on facebook I mean Sunday. I'm going to go downtown and I'm going to feed on the streets. If. You want to join me I had about twenty volunteers I made a spaghetti dinner. And loved it. You know brought out my little beats pill at the time, which wasn't that loud outside. Dating us, you're dating we know exactly when you're store your. Heckling when it happened so I really wasn't that loud music thing. But I have bad and you know the idea was it would be old school kind of Sunday music why Jackson five and Aretha Franklin James Brown like this classic kind of music and a good Sunday dinner, and that's how it all got started in. So of eighty own from one of my pop up restaurants went viral on facebook and people are saying this is so amazing which restaurants donate the food and the reality was nobody I was couponing on price matching I always say, I'm the reason Walmart doesn't price-match anymore I definitely feel like i. gave them a run for him. And then I was cooking thing taking it downtown, serving it coming home cleaning up, and so it would take me like forty hours every week I did this and I started researching food ways and was really like upset like I can't believe this much food goes to waste in here I. Am you know putting together five dollar donations and my own money and trying to make these feeding is happening to feed five hundred people
AMC movie theaters delay reopening — again
"That's a movie updates for you. I'll go through these quickly because there are a lot of them up. The Aretha Franklin movie Respect will open next January over MLK Jr weekend. This is with the one with Jennifer Hudson playing Aretha's should be pretty good. Ah, let's see Bill and Ted faced the music. That's the Bill and Ted sequel September 1st, it'll hit theaters and video on demand at the same time. I know Disney is in death. Finitely postponing the release of the new live action Mullan, which means they don't know when the hell is coming out. So if you're a Disney plus subscriber, I would say Keep your fingers crossed on that one and AMC theme movie theatres are delaying their US opening until next month member that was supposed to do with this month, and that is no longer happening
Make a will for free with Freewill
"A lot of US never get around to creating a will to make it easier. The APP free will would like to invite you to use their free online tools. co-founder Jenny Chia sprawling is here to tell us about it hi Jenny. So free will is a website that anyone can make a free state plan on, so that includes a will help care directive and a power of attorney. It's really easy process. You just go to www dot, free dot com, and you answer a series of questions very similar to when attorney might ask you in person, and our software takes those answers and populates a form a legal document that you can then print inside with witnesses and your gotten so on average it takes users about twenty minutes to get a completely free estate plan set up. Already your called free will so this is a totally one hundred percent free will. That's right. It's only possible through the support of nonprofits, so we get one hundred percent of revenue from nonprofits that WanNa make it easy for people to not only set up their estate plans, but also potentially, but you're not required to leave money for charities. Okay because I know people spend a lot of money to lawyers to get will's made. That's right and we think it should be very different access to lies a huge problem in the United States today instead, so we see that you know underrepresented communities have half the rate of will writing than majority communities, and that ends up being a huge barrier to wealth transfer from generation to generation. Some people just never get around to it, aretha. Franklin died without a will. Acting, right and princess well. Wow crazy. So, how long has the been out? It's been out for about three years, and we're actually experiencing a huge spike in demand right now since Kovic started booth, because people are actually able to or think about mortality for the first time, and having really important conversations with their family about what their hopes and dreams are if they were to pass away. How long does it take to create a will on the APP? On average less than twenty minutes. Okay what what motivated to start the at. I the big motivation. Is that you know we talked to a lot of people about their charitable giving and realized a lot of people don't have the ability to gave large amounts of money while. They're saving for their mortgage. Their kids educations things like that, but when they pass away, they might own a home and be willing to share a kind of five or ten percent of that with charity, and it turns out. This kind of charitable giving is actually the largest type of giving. On average in a person's life, so we started free well with the promise of making Book Estate Planning on charitable, giving in not really easy, and we've now raised over one point five billion dollars in commitments attorneys. Host on the charities that have gotten money from you guys. United way of heart. Association's Saint Jude's. People donate to all sorts of causes whether it's the universities that they went to the hospital. They had their children ought. It's just astounding the generosity during this time of course I'm talking to you on video. Video Window here on skype and you look really really young so you in your twenty s. I actually just turned thirty last week, congratulations. You seem very young to be concerned. About will's. Yes, so. You know it's important to write a will even early in life, a lot of people don't realize that one of the biggest purposes of putting a will place is to set up a guardian for your children. To setup protection for your pets and caretakers. If you have those to pass on your digital assets, such as your facebook or instagram account, so this isn't just something that baby boomers who had a house. They want to give away. should be concerned about, but really all people including people. My Age should have advice Jenny. Spalding from free will go to free will dot com. Go to the APP store, I assume the the IRS Google APP stores to download the APP. Just when www dot, free dot com,
NFL to play "Black anthem" before all Week 1 games, reports say
"The NFL plans to have a song described as the black national anthem performed on the field. The first week of the regular season. More from CBS News correspondent Steve Futterman has been performed by many great vocalists, Aretha Franklin Beyonc. On numerous church and school choirs. Now the National Football League reportedly plans tohave the song, lift every voice and sing what many call the black national anthem performed before each game during the first week of the
Halep lays Grand Slam ghosts to rest
"Hello and welcome to our fifteenth and final edition of Roland Garros relived Catherine feeling when I say that. Wistful. I'M GONNA I'm GonNa stop missing the past sort of like A. Double again I will. Note that is. Are You you're right I'm all right I can believe it's the fifteen. Well when I came up with the idea, let's just keep doing the daily podcast. Slams that we promised we would at the start of the, even though there's no tennis by watching lots of action, the past I thought it'd be easy. Turns out then we got lots of ideas about how to do it. Including interviewing everybody, we possibly could find relevant to each match, and that's what we've done again today. for Simona halep against Sloan Stevens 2018 final, and we've got down K. Hilas special guest coach to Simona Halep, and yes, it's been a long and tiring journey to get through today fifteen of these podcasts. We've enjoyed it immensely. I think it's fair to say. So let's get cracking with this one. This match has a lot to it. Doesn't it the whole saga because? Simona. Is it three Grand Slam. She already played. At the to that point and not. Finals yeah, yeah. She played the two, thousand, fourteen and final, and lost in three to Sharapova. She'd played the two thousand, seventeen, French Open final and lost in three Ostapenko, and she played the twenty eighteen Australian Open. Final just a few months before they send those to Wozniacki all three senators. She played well in all of them. She had a lead in all of them and lost all of them. And it was becoming a real. Saga actually. Can help get over the, line. 2018, you say. You want some facts about two thousand eighteen. We. Well, it's not long ago, so you can probably remember most of this Prince Harry and Meghan markle married. Thing right I hosted a semi. Gathering in the garden, did you did you was on the invitation? To, clarify with a few friends and family that I wasn't like a rabid royalist, and it was just an excuse to make some cake and sausage rolls. The I remember seeing the pictures. Wasn't invited that. We can handle it. aretha Franklin and Stephen Hawkins' both died toys. R.. US went bankrupt. Not Quite sure why that to my list, but it is. I'm not sure nothing either. Toys R. US went bankrupt and student Matt's became Grad Matt became Matt. Two thousand eighteen was a big. And formation. Toys R. US, they might. How do you feel about that? No I think it was pressed. Until Lo que, but so I was reading it. I won't saw. Phillips scattered toys R. US In writing when I was about five. States have good stories. Did you speak for? Him! I remember being very excited because it was circuit in the gopher. Time, I was at my dad. That's a long time ago yet. Longtime Gay and I think it was. Joseph in mazing technical latrine time as well right Matt, wasn't even Baby Matt at this point. He's never even heard of these people. You don't know Gordon the gopher is Dima. No. Right so. Just, minded ninety correction. You didn't mention that freedom got promoted into anti eighteen. Thank you for pointing that out. Rather than to. And it didn't last long. It's as relevant as toys R. US, thank you I so. Yes, so we have this final on our hands between SMYRNA HALEP and Sloan seems and it was one that. I was I was looking forward to. A tennis match in. It's just in its own right of these two players battling it out because I thought it could be a really good final. And, should he? I think it ended up exceeding all of those expectations and You're quite right Catherine when you talk about the number of finals, the the salmon halibut already been in, and it was similar to play as we think of that. We've already covered here in this running relived series like even lendl trying to win. A A I slam Andy Murray course. It took him a few guys. Goran Ivanisevic but Simona Halla. Yeah, she already had three. She'd had Darren K Hill by his side for awhile by this point, so let's hear from him about the journey that led to this moments. Together for about three us before she played that particular foreign against flown in two thousand and nineteen and I guess the memory of what happened in two thousand, seventeen, against Ostapenko, as well was brought in the full fun of Amazon so for her to go out and do what she did. And now they say that both of you most destinations. You can't get there unless you go to refund pain a tough road and that was kind of the journey that some had had even before I came along. She might the final. Open and lost Marie shower. Piping, a great match on six four on the third added chances in that one, and then to lose to paint code and then the Knicks Jay come back, an inbetween that of course remember the final that she applied at the open against the Yankee which was another great match, and just even getting to the final at the Australian Open was itself, so I I think that helped a lot. She learned a lot from that particular tournament, and when she got to the final at a French. Against Launch, he had a little extra confidence and belief in a self to finally get it done.
Ryan Seacrest's rep responds to fans' fears that he suffered stroke during 'American Idol' finale
"The internet has been abuzz ever since last night's American idol finale with host Ryan Seacrest juggling on air hosting duties as contestants appeared remotely from their homes then viewers noticed something wasn't right it was near the end of the American idol season finale Sunday night when host Ryan Seacrest appeared off as you're playing Aretha Franklin on the National Geographic series genius his speech slurred and you were seeing that is what I was noticeably larger than the other after many online feared the worst is repped putting out a statement saying quote Ryan did not have any kind of stroke the forty five year old has been juggling a number of on air jobs including live with Kelly and Ryan he was not on Monday
Why Do We Sing in the Shower?
"I think we can all admit that we've pulled a Paris bueller once or twice while lathered up in the shower. Everyone sometimes grabs a handy bottle of shampoo was an Improv. Microphone and busts out a tune or two. There's just something completely satisfying about singing in the shower even celebrities do it. According to People magazine after Jack Black likes to belt out led Zeppelin and Wycliffe. Sean digs a little bruce springsteen everyone's a rockstar in the bathroom whether you have a voice like aretha Franklin or couldn't carry a melody if it had a handle but have you ever wondered about this phenomenon. Some of US wouldn't see in public if someone paid us. We'll sing in the shower without embarrassment. Believe it or not there is a scientific explanation behind our soapy. Musical stylings first. Let's look at why we're relaxed enough in the shower to bust into song. I think about it. You don't sing when you're sad unless you're singing the blues. Maybe for many people shower times the only time they're alone all day. You're in a warm small safe environment. You're comfortable enough to be in the buff stress literally washes off of you when you relax your brain releases dopamine which can give your creative juices a jump start. Warm waters rushing over you and now you're relaxed and feeling good. It turns out that singing makes you feel even better singing because of the breathing that you put into. It gets more oxygen to the blood. This gives you better circulation. Which in turn improves your body and mood. And because you have to breathe a little deeper to belt out a song you get some of the same relaxation and mind clearing benefits as meditation. Another neat thing. Is that when you're singing? You can't really think about your problems. More stress relief. But the best thing about sending in the shower the acoustics. You couldn't ask for a better sound system than a bathroom because bathroom tiles. Don't absorb sound. Your Voice bounces back and forth around the room before fading away and because the shower is a small space it boosts your voice and even adds a little base making your singing sound more powerful sound bouncing also gives your vocal styling a reverse effect which makes voice hang in the air longer and evens out variations in your singing. I think of it as a primitive auto tune. It makes you sound better than you normally would. Which is a confidence boost? We don't sing in the shower simply because we have that song stuck in our heads. You know the one it turns out. We do it for many reasons. Stress Relief happiness great acoustics or maybe just because we like to hear our own voices no matter what the reason keep it up. It's good for you and if you've never tried it pick a song and put on your own private concert.
The Life of Lena Horne
"Since nineteen thirty three when her and vicious stage mother put her into the Chorus Line of Harlem's famed cotton in Club Miss Horn has been on stage and in the public eye over the years. Leno's had developed the sultry inevitable. Lena Horne singing style. How for which she is known throughout the World Lena's first big break as a singer came in nineteen forty when she was hired by Charlie Barnet? Who at that? Time was the leader of one of the swing. Era's top big bands after touring with Charlie Barnett's ban. Lena artistically. Psychologically season struck out on our own. Tom I in Manhattan's famed Cafe Society Downtown and then in Hollywood there she was discovered by an MGM talent scout who promptly signed her to a long term contract. Her film debut was far from auspicious considered to lie for Black Parson too dark for for white parts. She was relegated to musical scenes that had no connection with the plot and consequently could easily be cut from reels earmarked for distribution in the south. She did over star in a couple of all black movies. Stormy weather in nineteen forty three and cabinet in the sky. Also in Nineteen forty-three Lena Horne was Hollywood's first bona fide black glamorous Dr the first black actress not cast in stereotypical made the and mammy roles to black across this nation. This may assemble black achievement and pry doing World War Two. She became the pinup thousand thousand. Black G is many of whom went into battling jeeps tanks and aircraft named after her considered by many as the most beautiful woman in the world. Zero Lena takes a beauty in stride. I spoke with Lena on tour with her one woman show and asked her about her status as a living legend laughs. Ask that question yet. And everybody needs. City has asked me I think I think what you really mean is survival aval. I've been around long time. Yeah feels good to live this long. I I hope that My youngest granddaughter. WHO's thirteen will be less blase then my other ones who are eighteen and sixteen Then not interested in traveling abroad. Oh sing the sites that I thought I was working toward taking my children and my grandchildren on the grand tour of Europe and even including Africa Africa now but One of them was born over in Europe and Two of them from New York of been everywhere over there when they were little title and they're not interested and I'm praying that the thirteen year old and still is not too blase to take a trip with me. If I'm just hold out that long I oh. I think women shouldn't really be that insecure. I always was. I wanted to have a better figure. I wanted to be beautiful well. I wanted to sing like aretha Franklin if they had been Retha when I was born I had none of those things and I made it. You know so. I think it's pretty you silly women won't be like me they should be beyond and they shouldn't be in this in our use of Uso Tours and on the cabaret circuit and in her social life. Miss Horn has always been an outspoken advocate of civil rights do on the historic march on Washington in nineteen eighteen sixty three. She addressed a crowd of demonstrators. Miss Horn help breakdown. Jim Crow and entertainment during the nineteen forties and fifties by insisting on contracts ensuring that blacks could not be barred from her performances in white establishments she also refused to entertain white. I troops during World War Two unless black soldiers were omitted. Also I asked if she considered herself a pioneer and about the state of blacks in the entertainment aiming industry and why. It wasn't portent for Lena. Horne to speak up about civil rights. Lena Lena Horne. I spoke up for myself often. The three musicians or the six musicians that toured with the weren't allowed to stay where I could We will all not allowed to go on a swimming pool. Awesome had nothing to do with anything except personal attitudes certain things. I didn't realize that I was speaking for anybody. Nobody else until away in the nineteen late nineteen forties and of course as I said I was raised by very learn Millerton grandmother. I think most of us have grandmother so now passed and She just told me that I was human like everybody else. The communism that hot and the movies suffering and Certainly TV v is doing. What's tried and true over and over again so I would say they. They face certain obstacles not to do rosalie lap and not to do with racism but The first choice That that is not the first to be hired my people but I think that's due to the economy Well for waters May Miss Smith and and the rest of them. That was a great black singers. Called Black Patu blew. My Father Remembers who sang. Who was an opera star and she was named after Adalina passive white thing? Thanks so all those late some groundwork to you. Know I'm a johnny-come-lately Lena. Horne has never been one to avoid controversy in nineteen eighteen fifty. She announced her three year. Old Marriage to Linney Hayden her white musical mentor at MGM Studios and a time. When interracial marriages were still illegal and California? Her marriage proved to be one of the most durable ones in Hollywood it ended in nineteen seventy one would hayden's death also within eighteen months. Lena Sun Teddy Jones died of chronic kidney ailment and her father Ted Horn died. Lena reveals how she was able to cope with such such a devastating loss. I have no idea. It's must be the way everybody else. Does you know I. I wasn't unique. It just happened that There were three people that the dia respected terribly loved a lot but got The man upstairs take scale that you know you grave you agree but you put it to use. It's it's a positive thing sometime and every one of them had been nice to me and taught me a lot so I was not left Like the woman who sometime doesn't want to leave the husband who abuses her because she doesn't know how to work. They taught me how to work and until I was able to survive and take care of my responsibilities in the early nineteen fifties due to McCarthyism her friendship with singer activist. Paul Robinson Kassir to be blacklisted. In television since then Lena has had two specials which she has headlined. Harry and Lena with Harry Belafonte in nineteen seventy and Lena and Tony with Tony Bennett. In nineteen seventy two. She has also made numerous television guest guest appearances including the TV series Sanford and son. I love red. We've known each other long time and I knew him before he was Famous to the world. I knew him when he only had certain places to work and then he was brilliant. Then and I'm just. I was just happy that he had been discovered. You know what I mean. Miss Hololens first Broadway show in which she start was in Jamaica in nineteen nineteen fifty seven. She will probably be most remembered for her role in the Broadway musical. The wiz with her song believe in yourself. I asked Lena Lina if she had received any film offers since the WHIZ. Oh I have I have had offered to be lots of people's mothers and grandmothers. I saw ten is sort of intern. Billy Dee Williams I would like to have sun will lose almost as pretty as my son was but I'm not that access it would be nice but I've been reading some but They're mostly monkey. See Monkey do you now. Now
Aretha Franklin Posthumously Awarded Pulitzer Prize Special Citation
"The Pulitzer committee honored three newspapers who were reporting on suiting massacres in their communities this year. The Associated Press was honored for its coverage of Yemen, civil war and a special citation was given for the Queen of soul. The Pulitzer board has awarded a Retha Franklin a special citation for her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades. Franklin is the first woman to get the citation since the board. I gave the honor in nineteen thirty Franklin died last August at the age of seventy six the citation is not given out every year. The last time it was given was in twenty ten to Hank Williams the Pulitzer prize in music was given to the operatic work prison by Ellen
Aretha Franklin, Los Angeles And Forty Seven Years discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News
"The producers of a documentary on Aretha Franklin have released a trailer that movie trailer released today amazing grace as its titled was actually filmed forty seven years ago during a nineteen seventy-two performance by Franklin at a Los Angeles church. The documentary opens in theaters, April the fifth and has been getting glowing reviews from critics.
2019 Grammy Tributes Explained
"There will be some special tributes on tapa tonight's Grammy awards ceremony. CBS's? Steve Futterman is in LA. In addition to tonight's awards. There will be special tributes during the primetime show on CBS. One of the most moving moments is likely to come during the tribute to Aretha Franklin who died last August. There will also be attributed to country legend, Dolly Parton and Motown legend, Diana Ross will perform live during the show this year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Motown
‘Glass’ Tops Long Weekend Box Office
"Behind American sniper and ride along. Michelle Pollino, Fox News. Some of the most prominent artists Gandhari dissemble the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin and Detroit the event call the celebration of the Queen of soul. Aretha Franklin song and dance set for February. First at the Detroit institute of arts Joan Belgrave life of late jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave is producing and singing along with Davis. Mark Scott at the miracles and the Motown legends gospel choir. I'm Lisa lisera amiss. Fox news. From the Florida central credit
Olivia Newton-John Clears Up Rumors About Her Health: ‘I’m Doing Great’
"She's a huge advocate for breast cancer research last year. She was in the news talking about how her husband gives her cannabis oil, and she's been finding amazing relief with that. Medicine breast cancer is not something to play with that's tough. But she does look great. She looks healthy. And hopefully, she can continue to fight this. That's tough. When I remember right after I was on pawn stars. There were these rumors that Trump had died and people were freaking out, and they were calling me. And I'm not that. I know of I, you know, and I, and you know, so the media and rumors could spread really bad. And that's a big problem with fake news out there. However, what bothers me just a little bit about this whole story is remember when Aretha Franklin had been allegedly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. And I love Aretha. I mean, she just she has had so much SAS and really knew how to deal with the media, and she stopped that story straight say not true. You know, I'm fine. Basically. She stopped. She she put an end to any rumors of her having pancreatic cancer. Unfortunately, she did have it. And she died. And so I get a little nervous when rumors are out there. And hearing people say not true. And then later they end up being true.
Why Do We Sing in the Shower?
"Hey, Matt I have yet to ride one of those birds scooters 'cause I hate those things that does not surprise me at all Joel. But you know, I've been getting Instagram adds to give me to become a bird charger to join that gig economy. Oh, that's right. Just like Hoover folks are getting targeted to start side hustles to make an extra buck or even to try to make a career out of it. But should you? Do it not all side hustles created equally exactly every week? We dive into practical money topics like this on our podcast. Listen subscribe to our show on apple podcasts the iheartradio app or wherever you get your podcast. Just search for how to money. Welcome to brain stuff from how stuff works. Hey, brain stuff. I'm Lauren vocal bomb. And I think we can all admit that. We've pulled a Peirce bueller once or twice while lathered up in the shower, everyone, sometimes grabs a handy bottle of shampoo was an improv microphone and busts out a tune or two there's just something completely satisfying about singing in the shower. Even celebrities do it, according to people magazine after Jack black likes to belt out Led Zeppelin and Wycliffe Sean digs a little Bruce Springsteen. Everyone's a rockstar in the bathroom, whether you have a voice like Aretha Franklin or couldn't carry a melody if it had a handle, but have you ever wondered about this non some of us wouldn't sing in public? If someone paid us will sing in the shower without embarrassment. Believe it or not there is a scientific explanation behind our soapy musical stylings first. Let's look at why we're relaxed enough in the shower to bust into song. I think about it. You don't sing when you're sad unless you're singing, the blues, maybe for many people shower time is the only time they're alone all day, you're in a warm small safe in. Environment. You're comfortable enough to be in the buff stress. Literally washes off of you when you relax, your brain releases dopamine, which can give your creative juices, a jump start warm waters rushing over you. And now, you're relaxed and feeling good. It turns out that singing makes you feel even better singing because of the breeding that you put into it gets more oxygen into the blood. This gives you better circulation which in turn improves, your body and mood, and because you have to breathe a little deeper to belt out a song. You get some of the same relaxation and mind clearing benefits as meditation. Another neat thing is that when you're singing, you can't really think about your problems more stress relief. But the best thing about sending in the shower, the acoustics you couldn't ask for a better sound system than a bathroom because bathroom tiles, don't absorb sound. Your voice bounces back and forth around the room before fading away. And because the shower is a small space. It boosts your voice and even adds a little base making your singing sound more powerful. The sound bouncing also. As your vocal styling, a reverse effect, which mixer voice hang in the air longer and evens out variations in your singing, think of it as a primitive auto tune. It makes you sound better than you normally would which is a confidence boost we don't sing in the shower simply because we have that song. Stuck in our heads. You know, the one it turns out, we do it for many reasons. Stress relief happiness, great acoustics or maybe just because we like to hear our own voices. No matter what the reason keep it up. It's good for you. And if you've never tried it put the song and put on your own private concert. Today's episode was written by Deborah Ronca and produced by Tyler clang for more on this and lots of other rock and topics are home planet has two forks dot com. You know, people say necessity is the mother of invention. But that's not always true. Sometimes the mother of invention is advertising. Yeah. Or pure accident. How about ego maniacal delusion? Absolutely. Or just a desperate longing. To be cool. I'm Robert lamb, and I'm Joe McCormick. We're the host of the science podcasts stuff to blow your mind. And now we're branching off into the exploration of invention. Invention is the story of human history told one piece of technology at a time the things we made and how they made us invention publishes every
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"Head coach. Mike Ditka is back home after suffering a mild heart attack last week that landed him in the hospital Ditka. Spent the weekend hospitalized in Naples, Florida and said to be doing much better. According to his agent after falling ill while on a local golf course. Doctors inserting a pacemaker into the seventy nine year old pro football and college football hall of Famer did previously experienced a heart attack back in nineteen eighty eight at the helm of the bears forcing him to miss one game that season metropolitano, Fox News real estate developer who bought the Detroit mansion owned by late R&_B legend Aretha Franklin has announced plans to renovate the home. Anthony Kelham says the home was vacant for ten years and requires major renovations to restore its original beauty Franklin died in August of pancreatic cancer. I'm Lisa lacerra. And
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"The Aretha Franklin concert film, amazing grace is finally being released the late gospel singers estate and film producers say they have reached an agreement on this. Cindy, Pollick shot most of the footage that documented Franklin's performance at a loss. Angeles Baptist church back in January nineteen seventy seventy-two the music from the performance was released as a landmark live album, the US Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA gymnastics
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"aretha franklin" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"When I saw Arianna grandee on, the program I was a new something at Taco Bell Well let's see. Who was that that was Bishop Charles h., l. is the third at Aretha Franklin's funeral And Arianna. 'Grande, formerly of. The show victorious? Had just performed. I feel like a natural woman at Aretha Franklin's funeral And it's interesting to watch video of Retha Franklin saying because you, quickly realized that she wasn't even trying that voice was, so spectacular in God-given Aretha Franklin didn't have to even try but, there's Arianna Guerande. Who has been given the opportunity the, blessing to perform natural, woman at a wreath of Franklin's funeral no, pressure there, and then after she performs the Bishop who is the hosting. The event puts his arm around hurry Granda Arianna Guerande Around, her chest and if you look carefully at the photos, it appears is so her his fingers are making the moves we're, going from first. Base second base on Arianna Guerande now, let me describe this, if you haven't seen this there's this very, large Bishop Hosting. Aretha Franklin's funeral he happens to be African American he's standing next, to Arianna, Guerande who's a tiny Latino woman tiny woman he, puts his giant hand around her chest seems to be copping a feel. Ladies and gentlemen or just gentlemen seems to, be competent feel and then when he steps up to the. Podium to.
"aretha franklin" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Team. Stamp. Franklin's funeral is scheduled for tomorrow. So we really want to ask how did growing up in Detroit and then leaving and returning to Detroit city known for so much beta American music. How did that help shape the music that Aretha Franklin made, and you know if you're detroiter or have once lived there, what are your memories of Retha Franklin and her music and how that's had an impact on Detroit? I'm joined today by Ken Coleman. He's author and historian of African American history in Detroit, and Mr. Coleman. If I may, I'd like to introduce the conversation Reverend JoAnn Watson, she also joins us from Detroit. She is a good friend of Aretha Franklin's he's a former Detroit city council member the first woman to serve as executive director of Detroit, Detroit NWC p the country's largest branch Reverend Watson, welcome to on point. Thank you very much for having me. It's a blessing to be here. How are you remembering a wreath today? Well, listening to her music, sir. Certainly at brings chills because if it's an no voice like a wreath voice, he was a woman field with a stirring a soul that touched your heart. Did evoked passion and a special insight. Those just not another voice in the universe, comparable to a wreath. A Franklin c. Chouli was are clean. She was a wonderful woman, a wonderful woman in more than a singer more than an entertainer or an actress. She was a woman who felt deeply about causes. She was as committed to human rights and civil rights as her her late father was Reverend Dr. CO Franklin, who I invited Reverend Dr Martin Luther King junior to Detroit in June nineteen, sixty three. When he I said, I have a dream was in Detroit. He was a guest of her father Reverend after-sale Franklin. At that point, senior pastor of new Bethel Baptist church, what we? So we should note that that that June nineteen sixty three Detroit walk to freedom that you're talking about that Reverend Franklin arranged was the largest such civil rights walk in the country at the time until just two months later, the March. In Washington happened. That's exactly why does it. Matter of fact, Reverend Dr CO Franklin who helped organize it? He spearheaded this movement chairing a human rights organization here in the city. He invited hundreds of small churches and black clubs and grassroots organizations to be a part of the assembly of this gigantic effort. And it was just a really one of the most critical. I believe crossroads and Detroit's history in the nation's history. And Dr Franklin also provided resources that helped Reverend Dr Martin Luther King junior pay for that March in Washington in August of nineteen sixty three. So Detroit did not just preceded and also help to fund what happened in August. Now, Ken Coleman, though in nineteen sixty three Aretha Franklin head already left Detroit right for for New York to make her her secular music career. But before that, if I understand correctly, again by virtue of her father and new Bethel Baptist church, she had an opportunity to to meet Dr king offshore, right? So tell tells a little bit about that. There's no doubt. I mean, certainly throughout the nineteen fifties in at one time, Reverend seal Franklin wasn't official with the Detroit branch was not the president or the executive secretaries as the title were at the time, but he but he headed committees there. And so they're strong relationship with the traditional civil rights movement. Certainly Dr. King helps the found the southern Christian leadership conference is and is in Detroit often and is often during those trips often at the home of the Franklin's..
"aretha franklin" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Aretha Franklin singing you grow closer in nineteen. Fifty six joining us now is Ken Coleman. He's author and historian of African American history in Detroit and joins us from the motor city. Ken Coleman. Welcome to on point. Thank you for having it is such a delight to have you into remember the Queen of soul. Here I wanna talk a little bit about the music hearing right now. I mean this, this church, the congregation that's responding to Rita the the fact that she was just a kid. Tell us about how important these early years were for her. Singer lead important. There's no doubt Aretha Franklin, if you certainly include that recording and that recording you pointed out was. Was recorded at new Bethel Baptist church, but historic gentlemen in our community who's not known by many, but has a great history by the name shell von battle produced records. He also pressed Reverend CO Franklin sermons, but he owned a influential record store on Hastings street are the heart of the black community heart of black business community in the nineteen forties and fifties. And so a wreath comes along at a time where the black community grows. The Franklin family moves to Detroit nineteen forty six between nineteen forty and nineteen fifty, the black community doubles and population in Detroit, and it really is sort of second wave of the great migration and so re comes along at a time when when tens of thousands of African Americans, many of whom lived in the in the south, a move to the Troy looking for better life Aretha Franklin's music help them get there. Also the communities. In Detroit churches and must have been absolutely central to the lives of all these new Detroiters. There's no doubt longstanding organizations and the revenue lots knows it. Well, the Detroit branch in AA c. p. and the Detroit urban league being founded in the nineteen teens here in Detroit. For for several decades before the Franklin's moved here in nineteen. Forty-six really were the welcoming party for for black folk who were getting off the train and and driving on long buses and automobiles moving to the city. The church churches like new Bethel Baptist church, help introduce black folk.
"aretha franklin" Discussed on Still Processing
"And I think it's interesting and I think the reason these all these moments held such weight and my world's the gif of her shrugging off the for held more weight than the performance itself. Like I'm more familiar with that image loop than I am of what she sounded like. But I think they're so often a sense that women, especially black women don't have agency when it comes to their images, and they don't have agency or authorship or autonomy when it comes to how they get to move and behave in public and re was not having any of that. There's an expression of when something happens that really blows your mind or really just, you can't really handle it there. These expressions of internet about like ruining your edges, you're sweating out your hair loss lace front, the we've came out blue the wig back off. You know what I mean? Like there's something about a wreath of the. Just, I guess it's just really refreshing to know that so much about her person hood lived up to the person in the music. Yeah, she wasn't a pop singer. We don't get with a lot of like pop icons packaged. She packaged her. Yes, you know, she took herself to UPS. That's right. That's right. That's and I just love that about her absent. It's the thing that everybody loved about her. And it's funny because it was often never not bound up in her virtuosity. There's a version where this just doesn't happen at all. There's a version of all of this where like nineteen sixty seven, two totally different way. And she may be does respect. She goes in records, I never loved a man. The way I love you. And then records respect and the public just doesn't respond to it the public. Here's this voice in. It's just like, I'd rather listen to Franken, Nancy Sinatra, seeing something stupid, which is the name of the song. It's called something stupid and the world is just different. You know, our relationship to music is different, and that didn't happen. And it really gratifies me in some way that it wasn't just our parents making this choice. It was America. It was white people, black people, everybody choosing to like being incapable of resisting this voice. Absolutely. And letting this boys do with us what it wanted to. And I get really when I feel good about this country, it's the Aretha Franklin was a superstar. That's beautiful because I feel like in making her a star or in acknowledging her genius in acknowledging what a star she could be. It was America sort of stepping up to itself and stepping up to everything that that voice is and the story about this country. It tells it just sounds like America it's rough. It's gritty, it's emotional will of sex. It's sexy full of sweat. It's it's, it's not easy. It's an easy voice. That's right. She's not Diana Ross. She not NAT king Cole. That's right. She not the Sinatra's and you shouldn't sound like anybody on the radio at this time. And I think America really wanted the truth and that voice is true. That's our show. Still processing is a product of the New York Times is produced by Nina potluck, our editor Sasha ways, and we get editor oversight from Lisa Tobin and Samantha are engineers Jake course. Our theme music is by kindness, it's called world restart from the album other. You can find all of our pets episodes in various things that NY times dot com slash still processing and feel free to leave us a review on apple podcasts and just an FYI. I tore listeners we're taking a break and we'll be back in the fall. You know, the thing that I'm worried we're gonna forget the did. That means a lot to a lot of people. She did one of the different world theme song. What's all my gosh. Did it, and it was really good. Oh my God. Hillman colleges unofficial school anthem. Firearm by none. Other than Franken.
"aretha franklin" Discussed on Still Processing
"You got me, but I got you. I just I mean. I think that the greatest moment, Aretha Franklin had in the internet era, and there are tons of gifts of her mid performance doing something empowering or something, you know, just her throwing her hands out rocking to the beat, the clip from the blues brothers, where she puts her hands on her hips and just wags or head. But her greatest moment during the internet era was a live performance. She gave at the Kennedy Center honors ceremony. In December of twenty fifteen. The occasion for this is Carol kings induction into the kennels center. Okay, that shows an honorary that year. She wrote you make me feel like a natural woman. One of a wreath of Franklin's greatest hits Aretha Franklin's version is the most famous. Yes, yes, absolutely. Anybody's version, including including Carole king's. And the way the Kennedy Center honors works. The honoree does not speak. The honoree is sits up in the sort of the upper level and I kind of glorified box with their fellow honorees and they're essentially saluted from the stage all the way up to the balcony level and the honorees don't know. Oh, okay. They don't know who's going to be saluting them. And typically how this worked was the president of the United States. And the first lady attend this event and they sit not too far away from the other honorees so that the performers saluting the honoree also wind up saluting the president. She gets a performance from beautiful. The Carole king musical that is still eating Broadway as we have this conversation. And then somebody says, ladies and gentlemen..
"aretha franklin" Discussed on Still Processing
"Of warm apartment, but I knew I knew it was called people on TV let and it was called outside. So everything is in town. This before men's. And she can't, you know, it's it's the inauguration of Barack Obama the first and perhaps only in my lifetime. I don't know the way things are going black president of the United States of America NASA big deal. So what's gonna wear? She can wear a fur coat. Sure. But think about the camera angles, they're going to be on her face. Okay. So a wreath? No, she needs to look good, but not just good. She's looked special. So in order to figure out her look, local lore has it. She goes to her favourite Milner in Detroit. A gentleman named Luke song who grew up helping us. Families have business. Detroit became very well known in the church circuit for making extravagant fasteners, and just all kinds of pets. Aretha was a client of his for many, many years when she was invited to sing, she merely asked Luke to help her. Her come up with the look. They went there couple of different options, and they landed on what is now known Google auto fills it in if you type in every the Franklin hat, it knows what you mean. One had Crecy war. A lot of hats. He's a lot of literal and figurative, which he really did where a lot of Google knows exactly what she mean and listen. I couldn't tell you how she sounded that day because I couldn't stop. I was in raptured by the performance of what was on her head, which was essentially it was a gray felt cap, maybe a beret, but stiffer now this had is not just a hat. Okay, that's with an enormous bow on it covered in crystals. Of course there swore off skew's it's not just like dazzled, but the point is on national TV. You just get Aretha Franklin and the voice and this hat. And I just, you know, I think the hat took the show. I mean, the internet went crazy for her and the hat, and I'll never forget this. This is sort of an older ear of BuzzFeed of two thousand nine Peggy wing, who was a culture writer reporter. They're made a transparent. Image of the hats. You could put it on anything. So the hat went on. Bin Laden on George Bush went on every from the office. It was. It was on me was my Twitter avatar for a little while? Oh, gee, it's funny because you know, we think about why things take off on the internet. There's an always rhyme or reason to it or even any any logic. That makes sense. But the hat was just so dynamic, and actually it's probably the only piece of clothing or accessory that could ever even attempt to stand next to voice like that in the performance like that. And I think that's part of white rose to prominence. But it also did a really interesting thing. It reintroduced Aretha Franklin to generation of listeners and music fans who knew the name. There's something about that pop cultural relevancy that refreshed her and a lot of our minds and it made me go back and think about her catalog beyond respect which is just, you know, it's the classic song that's it was using sex, the city, it's from Bridget. Jones diary. The moment Hugh Grant says the elevator playing respect, like I only really understood her through a movie and TV context. So made me go back through archives in remember who she was and think more about her legacy. But what I will tell you though Wesley is that the hat wasn't the end of it really opened the door to an entire second life. I'd say second, boom, for a re, the Franklin who was perfect in her tude in her lifestyle and just the faces. She gave the responses. She gave to questions about other singers or how she lived her life and just just how she moved around the world shade in the swagger shade in the swagger made her a prime candidate for internet fame. For the second half of her life. I'd say, yeah. What I remember is some of the things I get sent whenever she performs and you know, she's removing a piece of clothing, like a multi thousand dollar for coat that she's shrugging out of and just sort of letting fall to the ground the finest mink because she's too hut. The spirit of car her, it's got to come out..
"aretha franklin" Discussed on Still Processing
"Into much. You really can't keep up with her and the one of the great things about the musical number in the blues brothers is you've never seen a Rita move like this. Not you've never seen her do anything like this in a movie, and she's beginning to enter this eighties phase where she's just taking more chances on on being a little wilder in what she's doing with the riffs and the ad libs are singing operating in a different way. She's definitely having a lot more fun to it's like this song. I mean, again, like my main entry point the Franklin, but I just feel like her earlier music, the music that you played when we first came into this episode, it's much. It's just so much slower and much more syrupy and this is like she seems really liberated both in the movie and in the sound of this, I love it. Yeah, I love her pushing this guy around. And using the song do that. But then Aretha had another mode. Which was slow. Okay. She really knew do with the ballot. And one of the great things about her is that she really understood what to do with her voice, and it wasn't always to sing the biggest note. And she was as much an emotional storyteller as she was a belter of songs. I think that's the wrong lesson that we learned from Aretha singing was it was all about how big it was, but I really think it was like the, I think the story of of what made her particularly effective was the strategic deployment of the voices bigness and she had an advantage that almost no other singer has, which is that her voice sounds great, no matter what she's doing with. In nineteen seventy-one, Aretha Franklin goes and does this show at the Fillmore in tan Francisco. I don't know if it's still seats, thirteen hundred people or if it did back that it is basically like a medium size space. She goes, does respect does I never loved a man? The way I loved you does a handful of other songs takes a little break, comes back from the break, and the first part of the show is is really mean. She comes back from the break down at this Pano. The piano was like, I don't know what the piano was for her, but it was a really, it was a grounding instrument. It was as source of her strength as a singer, and she could control a band with the piano. And I also think that she probably used to control herself in some ways. Yeah, and I think that she could build in these spaces to do some talking. She could build in some spaces to do some runs if she wanted to. It's her the piano in the band for doctor feelgood and the song is basically very some. Listen. I'm sitting here with you girlfriend. But I think you have to go home now because my man is here. And I don't mind sitting around and talking to you. But when my man's around you have to go home, like I don't care with my mother, my brother or my sister. Ago, I feel you we all been there. I mean, Aretha basically wrote the greatest song ever written about being cock block and how it just isn't going to happen for her. But the song is unusual because there's no melody. There's no courts. So it's just a Rita just doing the blue..
"aretha franklin" Discussed on Sound Opinions
"So so she wasn't incredibly outspoken of on political causes in her interviews. I think she was letting the music speak for itself. You know, there's no yet here, thinking respect and not not hear them as anthems of female empowerment. And I think she kind of thought, what else I got to say. Yeah, I just said that, you know, you talk about her always being control. There was a fine New Yorker profile awhile back where the writer got a lot of access and she's sitting there in the dressing room with stacks and stacks of hundred dollar bills. She would not perform unless he was paid in cash. This is a store we've heard so many times Chuck Berry have to have it in cash on the barrel head or I don't play. It's it's legacy of that shit. Lund's circuit disrespect for these artists. After she leaves Atlantic, you know, I guess the third big collaborator mentor. We could say person who took advantage of her was Clive Dayton's ARIS to records, okay. An early on their, you know, the blues brothers movie happens and that's wonderful. And a new generation is introduced to her with that wise, cracking waitress and her wonderful performance in, okay, I'm less convinced about like freeway of love, you know or zoom in who weren't. You weren't a fan. I wasn't a fan, but I think you know the moment in the let's call the last third of her career that she owns at the Grammy awards in nineteen ninety eight. The notoriously people say Aretha was a diva diva was Luchino Pavarotti okay. He's supposed to perform at the Grammys at the last. Minute. I don't know. He's got a tickle in his throat. He says, no. All right. And Aretha Franklin steps in with Nessun Dorma non shell sleep is the English translation of Puccini's famous aria the mezzanine soprano that that Aretha can deliver in in in, you know, this Jonah, which is about, you know, according to most people a hundred eighty degrees from what she does. So I'm sitting at the sometimes I'm reviewing the Grammys on television on deadline. My least favorite task is daily newspaper critic. I don't know about you with lower Emmerick who would go on to be one of the publicist for the civic opera in Chicago. She knows opera, I don't know nothing right, and we both have tears in our eyes. Can't forget Nestle dorm by reap..
"aretha franklin" Discussed on Sound Opinions
"People like the Rolling Stones and Paul, Simon, Bob Seger would show up at those at those studios to try to get some of that feel into their music. So you know, Wexler knew that rhythm section was going to work really well with a wreath voice, and he was right. Unfortunately, Aretha among other things was experienced quite a bit of culture shock, finding herself in rural, Alabama from here's a woman from Detroit, and now New York, very sophisticated, you know, New York City surrounded by a multicultural environment and an urban environment. And now she's in rural, Alabama. And frankly, I talked to her once and she said, yeah, it was a little freaked out, you know, plus she hated to fly. Thinking the from New York to Alabama. There's a lot of things about this that weren't right from a wreath perspective, but they got one great song out of it, and I think what they establish their this is what you need to sound like once she got behind that microphone once she sat down at that PNO with that rhythm section all around her, you know, as I said, king Curtis was there you had willy bridges on baritone. Sax Spooner Oldham on world zero electric, piano chips moment, and Jimmy Johnson on guitar. Roger Hawkins on drums, one of the greatest drummers of all time and Aretha sitting down in the middle of this room with these guys playing a song called, I never loved a man. The way I love you. That is the song and the sound that established Aretha Franklin in nineteen sixty seven and nineteen sixty seven on word. That is the sound that most people remember a wreath a by. Here's a little bit of I never loved a man the way I love you. Her debut single from Atlantic records and. One thousand sixty seven..
"aretha franklin" Discussed on Sound Opinions
"She was on the gospel circuit with her father. This is how it would work the Reverend sale. Franklin was the headliner and along on these on these gospel caravans that were touring through the south. You know a performers like his daughter, Aretha Franklin would be the warm-up Bax and they would cut their teeth performing for these kinds of Gatien's all across the south as a teenager. So that's where she learned how to how to sing in front of an audience, how to move a crowd, that spirit feel that they talk about in gospel music. We've got to put sale Franklin in some perspective, Greg, he was today, we have these televangelist mega church where they're superstars the preachers and he was like that for his era. He also impregnated at twelve year old Parisian and was a Philander a wreath is mom left him. And I think she had an extraordinarily difficult upbringing. Despite this fame and fortune, you know, she became a mother at age twelve. She dropped out of high school as a sophomore. She was married twice. Neither lasted very long. Both ended in divorce. There was there was a domestic abuse in. In the first marriage, she suffered from alcoholism. You know, Jerry Wexler. We'll talk about his role in the Atlantic years said, I always thought of a wreath as Our Lady of mysterious sorrows luminous is covering inexplicable pain. Her depressions could be deep as the dark. See when she turned music learning to play piano by e, right? You know, it was as catharsis. It was as transcendence, my life has problems. All of ours do this music is my scape. Yeah, there was a lot of pain poured into that music without a doubt. You can feel the anguish, inner voice, the sadness, but also the ecstasy and the celebrate Tori feel of being able to have this outlet and this gift. And she knew she had a gift. Grandmother was basically raising her at home because her father was on the raw much when Aretha wasn't on the road with him. By the time she was eighteen. She says, you know, I'm out of here leave as she went to New York with her father's blessing with the idea of forging a career in music. And at that point, I think, Jim, you know, she was pretty open despite the gospel upbringing. You know, she was a conversant with the popular music of the day. She loved it just much. She loved the gospel stuff, and it was. It was a sense of that. You know, I could do anything I want with. I shouldn't be limited, and it has been said by some of her biographers that Sam Cooke instill that in her. Well, there's debate about the Columbia years, her first major label. She signed to Columbia records. By the great John Hammond who would go on to sign Dylan. A lot of critics right off the Columbia years, and they say she is being put into a pop mold instead of finding her true self, her true voice as she did later at Atlantic. I reject that. I think her her interests in music. Her love of music were always wide ranging. She loved the tin pan alley pop. Yes, she loved the gospel. She she loved everything. And I think that that's just say she didn't have any soul, what becomes known as lady soul. You mentioned she's crowned the Queen of soul here at the real theater in Chicago in nineteen sixty seven, right? But it's there from the beginning. A lot of people just say Columbia was always steering her what to do. I don't think Retha was ever easily steered. She'd loved Dinah Washington in nineteen sixty four. She puts out an album unforgettable tribute to Dinah Washington. No record company is telling her to do that. She said, I, I heard Dinah was when I was a kid and when I loved it and you know a recurring thing, we will see throughout her career, whoever she sings, whether it's opera or Dinah, Washington or stealing Ari SPC t a song she sings becomes hers. That's why..
"aretha franklin" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"It's in your pocket. It's in your bedroom. It's in your living room. It's on public transport with you. And so you can sort of always be dating, which is both worrying and I guess good. The online dating market has changed drastically in the past decade where he going next. Well, the the dating platforms are starting to use a lot more clever software to try and create better matches. So this doesn't mean that sort of an is paired with an individual using artificial intelligence or just cover software. It means that the list of people that you see have been tailored for you. So rather like Amazon presents you with a list of items. You might like the dating platforms are starting to present you with a list of people you might like. And this again is both good and bad. You know, if it helps people find better matches foster. That's probably good, but it's worrying because instead of dating. Winning in pubs all over London in now happens on about three apps and that means that for the first time, really in human history, there's the idea that you might be able to control or influence some aspects of who meets who and who couples up with who. And this is this very, you know, we don't really know much about this. We don't know how it's working, but we do know that the dates and companies are not particularly transparent with the data that they collect the higher, they monitor people. And so this is kind of a new concern in the same way that we worry about what Facebook knows about us and what Google knows about us. This dating and romance and intimacy is the some of the most important stuff in human life. And we need start worrying about what these companies know about us and how they use it, how it's technology correspondent with the economist. Let's end this edition of the global news podcast. By returning to our main story, the death of the soul singer, Aretha Franklin whose aged seventy six known as the Queen of cell. She performed for the last time in November two thousand seventeen for the Elton, John aids foundation gala when. She announced her retirement from performing. She said she felt bitter sweet on reflection. Adding her career had left a very enriched and pretty satisfied. So how will Aretha Franklin be remembered calling Patterson is our entertainment correspondent. I really do think is over emphasizing things to describe her as the most influential vocalist in female CEOs postwar. This is a singer who set the blueprints on how to build on our Goss beginnings, and she really began to take what she'd seen in church into the chance. When you had to read the Franklin sing, what you had was selling combining the sacred and the secular. This is a voice full of heartbreak and our strength songs about joy. When you look at the hits that she had in nineteen sixty seven and nine hundred sixty eight, that's I two year. She was signed to Atlantic records respect. You made me feel like natural women think I.
"aretha franklin" Discussed on World Cafe
"That's a little bit of a song for you. An impromptu performance by Aretha Franklin as she was being honored in twenty eleven at the rock and Roll Hall of fame and speaking with Lauren on key who at the time was the executive producer of the museum's annual music Masters Series, Lauren. You must have thought a lot when you putting the event together to honor Aretha Franklin about how she might wanna be celebrated for her achievements, and you saw her reaction to the way she was celebrated that night. What insight does that give you about? A good way to celebrate a wreath as legacy might be. Now what I learned from working on that project, I think was how important it was to hurt to be recognized as having some social and cultural impact beyond the music and to be recognized as the Crawshaw NRA and multi skilled talent that she. He is. This is not a diva. This is not only vocalist. This is a pianist sometimes songwriter, a brilliant arranger, a performer mean if you see her in the twenty fifteen Kennedy Center honors, you know wrecking the house would you know to honor Carole king somebody who really understood how to take stage and somebody who had a tremendous dignity when she took a stage. So often, I think to recognize the multiple talents that she has is when I took away from that event and something I hope that we really keep our eye on now. It's not just the ten incredible hits in the late sixties, but this talent that was so steeped in jazz and gospel and blues who really changed the hallway. We hear. American music. Yeah, Lauren, I'm I wanna. Thank you so much for being here and we want to go out on a song. Would you would you choose one that's particularly near and dear to you by the Franklin? Yes. Climbing higher mountains from amazing grace. Her remarkable gospel album from nineteen seventy-two. She's climbing them. Now, Lauren, thank you so much for sharing those stories and being here to remember with us. Thank you..
"aretha franklin" Discussed on World Cafe
"I know this, but can you imagine just having that be the first song on your debut for a new record label? That is the first song on never loved a man. The way I love you Aretha Franklin's nineteen sixty seven debut for Atlantic records. Thank you so much to music inside out, host Gwen thompkins for bringing us that song and talking about it. When you listen to a recording like that, it is almost too much to wrap your head around, which is why I think so much of the writing. So much of how people talk about a Rita frames her as a miracle. But NPR music critic and powers asks us to think about refit differently. I think the reason that we tended to call resource or divine is because her human gifts were so beyond what what most of us not only possessed but could even think of possessing. I mean she was an extraordinary artists and extraordinary person. She. Had an extraordinary instrument and extrordinary mind and soul. So let's credit Aretha Franklin the way we credit someone like John Coltrane or Louis Armstrong as not only an icon, not only a divine presence, but very real musical person who deserves every accolade as an artist among those many accolades eighteen Grammy awards. Lifetime achievement award in nineteen ninety four. The presidential medal of freedom from President, George W Bush in two thousand and five. That's the nation's highest civilian award. And of course, Aretha Franklin was the first woman inducted into the rock and Roll Hall of fame in nineteen eighty seven, Lauren on key is currently the senior director of NPR music. But previously she worked at the rock and Roll Hall of fame and museum where she developed and managed the museum's education in community programmes. She was also the executive producer of the museum's annual music Masters Series. Which honored Aretha Franklin with a tribute show in two thousand and eleven, where Aretha received an honorary doctorate from case Western Reserve University. The day started when we were trying to get her to come to the museum. We had this terrific exhibit on about the history of women in rock that included some of her things, some dresses in a wonderful studio log, and she just didn't commit to coming to the museum and got a phone call from her head of security. He called me in the middle of the afternoon, and he said a recess, decided she'd like to come over to the museum. Great. This is this is what you were hoping for the museum was packed. We were running a conference. Great. What time what she like to come over? Well, we're getting in the car right now. Oh, and I was like, okay, and I said, great while there's a security entrance in the back and swish comes in and he said, well, she likes to come in the front door. I said, okay. So I went down to our security team and said, Aretha it's going to be here in two minutes and I'm not sure which door she's coming into. So which did she end up using? She came to the security entrance which gave us a minute to collect ourselves and make sure we, you know, greeted her properly in an all of that, but it was just that sense. I think of spontaneity in an occasion that was really fun and also you know, hair-raising. Right, absolutely. So tell me about who came with her, I guess, who came with her through that security entrance to walk through the hall of fame along with her, she brought family members. She had a couple of children. She had a number of grandchildren. She had a nice little onto Rosh of all family, and that was really fun because that's how people come out to museums. Right? They come with their, they come with their family. Yeah, so there there are lots of pieces of Aretha memorabilia in the museum as you mentioned, but then there's lots of other stuff to check out to was there any particular part of the hall of fame that you noticed really struck a chord with Aretha or or got her feet. Doing something. Sam Cooke was very important person in her musical in personal life in her father, Evrensel Franklin was really important minister in Detroit, and also a major recording star, and his sermons were were bestsellers..
"aretha franklin" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"How are you remembering Aretha Franklin today? I remember her as a very strong woman, a woman that was very passionate about her music and a woman that was also kind and giving and thinking about first time I met her when I was seventeen. Tell me about that. Yeah, you're seventeen years old. I meet Aretha Franklin. What happened. Well, apparently my father who we all take our parents. Granted, both of my parents were musicians and my father was a well that loved jazz musician here in Detroit. Apparently he knew a reaper Franklin from back in the day, and I had no idea that he knew her like that. And so he happened to tell me that we had a gig and I said, oh, okay. So where's the gig that he said? I said a, it's at Aretha Franklin's house. And he and he said, it's so casually, not a lot, you know, and I'm looking at him and I say that. Did you, did you say we were playing it of Franklin how he said? Yeah, yeah. This weekend. Like, oh, wow, I didn't know you knew her that he's all. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I've known a long time years after this, you get a call. She calls you to go on tour with her. What was that like? Well, actually before that in two thousand four, I got a call from her isn't manager or management. He wanted me to play for her at the Detroit of playing is there with her was for every hassle for that show in two thousand four and. This is also found out what a confidently -sition she is. We were working on a song and she wanted this particular ending. And for some reason, we weren't quite getting it when she was planning it to see went to the piano. If he started playing it, I'm like, oh my God. Really wonderful pianist, and he played ending. She looked at us and said, now. I won't have to repeat this again. Right? You, you're gonna. You're gonna have ending? Yes, we will. Let's say that ending was correct the next time she knew what she wanted. Yeah. The next time again was in twenty sixteen. But this time I got a call and you know when it was he would call until I put her number in my phone, it would come up as no name. So usually I don't answer those calls. But some reason though, for some reason, I was compelled to answer the phone. And the first thing I heard was. and it sounded like my mother. So my immediate reaction was high. Like, you know, my mother was calling me. She said, this is the racer after a river. Yeah. So Aretha Franklin I o. Pulled over because I was driving and I need to pull over right now. And so I pulled over. She said, hey, I I, I want to come on about with me, do some shows, I said, oh, wow. Okay. And she said, I'm the senior phone list. I want you learning songs really, really good. And then you know, they're probably every hurt..
"aretha franklin" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"But I also wanna mention, you know, she, in addition to the sort of the stuff that I think a lot of people remember from the era of respect and the ducks sixties in the early seventies. She still in the eighties when I was a teenager was still cranking out pop records. Some of which I think are better than others. I mean, eighties will kind of resurgence. I mean, she yet in the seventies late seventies, you're not talking about a great Aretha Franklin disco album, right? Like so she didn't quite make it there, but she moved to Clive Davis and Aristo records, I think, and in the eighties and I like you, I think encountered her like as a very young kid, that's the Aretha Franklin I, I met so to speak. And then later went back and understood like her sixties, the power of her sixties. But there are a bunch of us who grew up with her and like George, Michael duets. One of the pieces tape that I brought because I will absolutely stick up for that song. That song as a banger I wanna hear a little bit. The way that course goes, the reference to the river was deep. The mountain was high. The valley was low. They're calling back to stuff from the earlier era that she was in. And if you watch the video, there's a bunch of old footage of duets playing behind them in part of the video, including sunny share, Marvin Gaye, and Tammi tarot. There's a real respect for where that song was coming from and what the legacy that it kind of was adding to subtle. They're like, this is what we're doing. No, it's so eighties and I will hundred percent stick up for that song because they're both great singers. I really enjoy that. That eighties victory, lap. That's this. You got to do. It was like she was banging out, big, big hits, freeway of love, who's zoom who. Which boy you talk about production, but those songs have this referred earlier to that playfulness. They had this kind of Zaza quality to them that felt like she was taking a very, very well earned victory lap and just really enjoying being like a video star and being like a contemporary hitmaker and not somebody who was preserved in amber in nineteen sixty eight. And I think that's something that she was able to do repeatedly over the course of her career nineteen ninety eight. I remember her singing Nessun Dorma from Puccini's Toronto at the at the Grammys Razi story filling in for puffery million for Bye-bye. Roddy who like this was the three tenors right era, and he was going to be on the Grammy's and then he was sick, so sure got a wreath of Franklin to come and blow the doors on messing Dharma. Done them a favour, even legendary performance. It's amazing and I and I don't think you can talk about her either without saying she also kept having these intersections with history because she had a very famous performance at the first or the second Obama inauguration in the first. Yeah, she performed at the inauguration for Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Was it the Barack Obama one where she had the hat. Yes, she got too late. A moment. She's like, I don't know what y'all are doing, but I need a hat. And everyone was like, Yep, go ahead and do that. And the thing that I will also say about her as a a woman who wants spent a lot of time in various singing. You know, occupations and hobbies. We sang a couple of things of hers when I did Capella in college, which if you think about it is absurd, right? It was a bunch of girls at Oberlin singing. You know, we sang natural woman more like the Carole king short van, but we also sang baby. I love you. Which is this song that kind of wraps around it's it has these phrases that it kind of caresses. I have to play a little bit of it and you'll see what I mean. Go get it..
"aretha franklin" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Let the record show that Linda was mouthing along. Now, there are several things that she adds to that song. She retools lyric to be. It's her money and she's demanding respect. It completely changes the intention of the song. Also, she and her sisters added that amazing. I contact our ESP c t find out what it means to me. That is a lot of what people think of when they think of the song that she added. Yeah, yeah, very good. What are your thoughts? Audie interpretation wise. I was thinking about what you just said about people kind of frowning on it, and I feel like that's a rock ISM in terms of criticism that idea that like only songs you, right, you're right. Self absolute formed by you are real song right? Real music, which is not at all. I think if your roots are in gospel or jazz or in legacies that are about interpretation, right? That's like not the legacy you come from. And I think that we haven't seen a singer. I would say the last. One to be honest, would be the late Whitney Houston who had the ability to interpret the way Aretha Franklin could. Right. So I will always love you like by Dolly Parton, but who knows? Because we all like Whitney Houston, like made it her own. And I think we have a long list of those for a wreath of Franklin. My choice for that is I say, a little prayer which was written by Burt back performed by Dion, Warwick Abeille sold a million strong on that. Okay. Pretty good..