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Global Notes: Aaron Cohen on Aretha Franklin's ‘Amazing Grace’

Author, Aaron Cohen, believes that Aretha Franklin never recorded anything better, before or after, her 1972 Gospel album, “Amazing Grace”. One of her least known albums, “Amazing Grace” sold over 2 million copies, and transformed gospel music forever.  The album was recorded at a church in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts in a of Los Angeles, with a live community choir. A documentary of the “Amazing Grace” recording was shot over 46 years ago, Not until this week has the film been shown to the public. On today’s Global Notes, Worldview discusses the epic legacy of “Amazing Grace” with author Aaron Cohen. Cohen is the author of the book Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace. His forthcoming book is Move On Up: Chicago Soul Music and Black Cultural.


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