Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, is best know for her hits like Respect, Chain of Fools, Spanish Harlem and Freeway of Love. Aretha started out singing gospel as a child at her dad’s church. See started her secular career at Columbia records singing jazz standards. Listening to those early recording at Columbia are a great surprise. Aretha’s commercial success really took off when she move to Atlantic records. She would eventually record 88 charted hit singles. There is no other singer like Aretha.
For KCSM Spring pledge we are featuring the box set Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, the Atlantic Recordings. This 4 CD set has 88 tracks drawn from the best of her albums, singles and b-sides on Atlantic. It is considered the best of her box sets. You will hear Bridge Over Troubled, Water, Sparkle, Night Time is the Right Time, and Spirit in the Dark as well as all her hits. Take a closer look at KCSM Spring Pledge – Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, the Atlantic Years