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'Queen Of Soul' Determined To Get It Right

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'Queen Of Soul' Determined To Get It Right

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'Queen Of Soul' Determined To Get It Right

'Queen Of Soul' Determined To Get It Right

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Aretha Franklin performed "My Country 'Tis of Thee" at President Obama's January inauguration. But she was not happy with the final results. So, "The Queen of Soul" went to the music studio to record another version, of which she could be proud. Franklin tells how she responded to the invitation to perform on inauguration day and talks about the hat she wore, now popular around the world.