David Nathan's Diary

My direct and personal connection with Aretha Franklin, universally known as 'The Queen Of Soul' goes back to 1966 when - as a teenager in London - I wrote her fan letter in care of her father's church, with an envelope addressed to 'Miss A. Franklin c/o Reverend C.L.

In conjunction with the digital release of an expanded edition of Folksy Nina, the iconic Nina Simone’s 8th album for Colpix Records, SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan recalls in this Q&A the impact this pioneering artist and SoulMusic Hall Of Fame ‘Legacy Posthumous’ inductee had on him during his teenage years in London which led to his starting the first UK appreciation society for Nina Simone...

I started January 1, 2020 celebrating the beginning of a new year with my dear longtime friend P.P.