In honour of  the 80th birthdate of the iconic musical pioneer ARETHA FRANKLIN, we joyfully present two very special “Soul Talkin'” interview sessions with SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan and three people who spent many years with ‘The Queen Of Soul’ on the road and in the recording studio…

Rest peacefully, Aretha (1942-2018)

Cousin BRENDA CORBETT who literally grew up with Aretha in Detroit shares her memories of a dear family member in this up-close-and-personal conversation, conducted on March 23rd, 2022…

(Photos courtesy, personal collection of Brenda Corbett)

Renowned vocalists FONZI THORNTON and TAWATHA AGEE began their decades of singing with Aretha, thanks to Luther Vandross who produced the amazing “Jump To It” gold album for Aretha at Arista in 1982.  The pair reminisce about sharing the stage with a global legend.  Interview recorded, March 19th, 2022…

Very special thanks to Brenda, Fonzi and Tawatha for sharing precious memories…

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