Reclaimed Soul: Favorites from Aretha Franklin

Reclaimed Soul: Favorites from Aretha Franklin
Reclaimed Soul: Favorites from Aretha Franklin

Reclaimed Soul: Favorites from Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin continues to make headlines over a documentary about her called Amazing Grace. She had it pulled recently from Colorado’s Telluride Film Festival...now organizers of the Toronto film Festival say they’ve been told not to screen the film and folks at the Chicago International Film Festival have shelved its planned screening. Franklin sang Amazing Grace in 1972 at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in L.A. The performance of the song cracked the top ten and won the 1972 Grammy for Best Soul Gospel Performance. Of course there are many other great tunes by The Queen of Soul, which brings us to Ayana Contreras, host of Reclaimed Soul Thursday nights from 8-10 on our sister station Vocalo. She’s back this week with some of her favorite Aretha Franklin tunes.