Aretha Franklin archive
Read Aretha Franklin Before Atlantic: The Columbia Years
February 27, 2013 – Before Franklin found her voice at Atlantic, she recorded less successfully for another label.
Listen Cooking Tamales For The Beatles: Guest DJ Sandra Cisneros
January 10, 2013 – The celebrated Chicana author swings by to discuss life, literature and the music that moves her.
Read Aretha Franklin Is Looking For The Next Great Star ... Of Opera MR
January 3, 2012 – The Queen of Soul is looking for a prince or princess of Puccini. MR
Watch Aretha Franklin: 'Take A Look' Back At The Columbia Years
May 12, 2011 – A new box set invites fans to rediscover an oft-dismissed chapter in Franklin's career.
Read Get To Know: The Cole Porter Songbook Jazz24
Listen 'Queen Of Soul' Determined To Get It Right
Listen Aretha Franklin Gives Christmas A Soulful Twist
Listen Sam Cooke's Swan Song of Protest
Listen Aretha Franklin Like You've Never Heard Her
Listen Queen of Soul Continues Her Reign
Listen Aretha Franklin's 'Respect' Celebrates 40th Birthday
June 14, 2007 – It has been 40 years since Aretha Franklin's Respect first topped the charts in June 1967.
Listen Aretha Franklin's Globe-Nominated Performance
Listen Ahmet Ertegun Earned Aretha Franklin's Respect
Listen Dan Penn: 'A Little Something I Like' in Music