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Erma Franklin, Aretha's big sister, sang too.
It's not easy being related to a musical star: Even if your gifts rival those of your sibling, it's presumed that as the less-famous family member, you must be second-rate or a coattail surfer. Yet some musical families are thick with talent, even if there isn't an equal distribution of recognition. Especially in the world of soul music, some overshadowed sisters and brothers have proven as compelling as their kin.