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  • ‘Queen of soul’ Aretha Franklin rooted in gospel

    August 20 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Queen of soul’ Aretha Franklin rooted in gospel

    From the submissive surrender of her “Amazing Grace” to the womanly exclamations of “Respect” and other provocative hits, the late queen of soul Aretha Franklin is widely remembered for the gospel music foundations she learned at her father’s Baptist church. New Bethel Baptist Church (non-SBC), the Detroit congregation where Franklin grew up singing in the choir …

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