Don’t know much about gospel, but — Aretha!
Aretha Franklin teaser re upcoming dvd release (when, exactly?) of Amazing Grace, featuring previously unseen Sydney Pollack footage from 1972. Forwarded by Aaron Cohen, assoc. editor of Down Beat mag, who’s writing a 33 1/3rd book on the “biggest selling gospel record of all time.”
I posted JazzBeyondJazz a while back about my gospel aversion, but here’s a case where Aretha’s music trumps my aesthetic prejudice. For good measure, here’s some more of her great singing, “Tiny Sparrow” from ’64, also with that spiritual tinge.
Of course what I really like is her funky stuff . . . )
Aretha will be 68 on March 25.