Aretha’s Amazing Grace

Enthralling. That’s the simplest and best way for me to describe the Aretha Franklin concert film Amazing Grace that was released in the spring of this year. I finally was able to see it on a recent flight home from LA. Critically speaking, Variety said, “Amazing Grace can stand as an essential filmed record of... Continue Reading →

Ode to The Queen of Soul

Chain, Chain, Chain . . . Chain of Fools. Most people probably came to Aretha in the spring of 1967 when Respect hit the airwaves. Even more came the next year when Think was released. I arrived in between those moments with Chain of Fools. I grew up in a house where music was central.... Continue Reading →

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