Week 37 – TBT 2017 – R-E-S-P-E-C-T

After years of listening to not much more than punk and goth music, my formative years were massively improved when I saw The Blues Brothers. The combination of great music and comedy combined to making it my favourite film of all time.  Listening to all those quality musicians playing timeless classics – who could fail but be moved by them. 

I’d hate to try to grade them in terms of which song / act is my favourite, but this track by Aretha Franklin is just awesome. She makes singing with such power, such passion, seem effortless. She doesn’t shout, but just seems to generate so much feeling in her delivery. 

Don’t we all need to show – and receive – a little respect, especially in these days of online shaming and what seems to be a lot of hate and distrust.  Enjoy this:  the original was 1967, hence there’s no video! 

Respect – Aretha Franklin

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