Aretha Franklin

The ballet 'Love Songs' is in the repertory of the Frankfurt Ballet, and it's also in our repertory. ... Make a Fool of Somebody,” “You're All I Need of Get By,” and “Baby, I Love You” were used in the American version of the ballet.

Aretha Franklin

A frank examination of Aretha Franklin, Mark Bego’s definitive biography traces her career accomplishments from her beginnings as a twelve-year-old member of a church choir in the early 1950s, to recording her first album at the age of fourteen and signing a major recording contract at eighteen, right up through her headline-grabbing 2010 health scare. Originally positioned to become a gospel star in her father’s Detroit church, Aretha had a privileged urban upbringing—stars such as Mahalia Jackson, Dinah Washington, and Sam Cooke regularly visited her father, Rev. C. L. Franklin. It wasn’t long before she was creating a string of hits, from “Respect” to “Freeway of Love,” and becoming one of the most beloved singers of the twentieth century. This New York Times bestselling author’s detailed research includes in-person interviews with record producers Jerry Wexler, Clyde Otis, and Clive Davis, Aretha’s first husband, several of her singing star contemporaries, and a rare one-on-one session with Aretha herself. Every album, every accolade, and every heart-breaking personal drama is examined with clarity and neutrality, allowing Franklin’s colorful story to unfold on its own. With two teenage pregnancies and an abusive first marriage, drinking problems, battles with her weight, the murder of her father, and tabloid wars, Aretha’s life has been a roller coaster. This freshly updated and expanded biography will give readers a clear understanding of what made Aretha Franklin the “Queen of Soul.”

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Love Songs
Language: en
Pages: 315
Authors: Ted Gioia
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Uncovers the unexplored history of the love song, from the fertility rites of ancient cultures to the sexualized YouTube videos of the present day, and discusses such topics as censorship, the legacy of love songs, and why it is a dominant form of modern musical expression.
Traditional American Folk Songs from the Anne & Frank Warner Collection
Language: en
Pages: 501
Authors: Anne Warner
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984 - Publisher:

Includes words and music for nearly two hundred songs from New York, New Hampshire, and North Carolina
The Last Love Song
Language: en
Pages: 672
Authors: Tracy Daugherty
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-25 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

In The Last Love Song, Tracy Daugherty, the critically acclaimed author of Hiding Man (a New Yorker and New York Times Notable book) and Just One Catch, and subject of the hit documentary The Center Will Not Hold on Netflix delves deep into the life of distinguished American author and
Encyclopedia of American Short Films, 1926-1959
Language: en
Pages: 734
Authors: Graham Webb
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-17 - Publisher: McFarland

Short subject films have a long history in American cinemas. These could be anywhere from 2 to 40 minutes long and were used as a "filler" in a picture show that would include a cartoon, a newsreel, possibly a serial and a short before launching into the feature film. Shorts
Catalog of Copyright Entries
Language: en
Authors: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Categories: Copyright
Type: BOOK - Published: 1975 - Publisher:

Books about Catalog of Copyright Entries