Aretha Franklin – I say a little prayer – Live HQ 1970

Aretha Franklin – I say a little prayer – Live HQ 1970
« “I Say a Little Prayer” is a song written by songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David for Dionne Warwick, originally peaking at number four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart in December 1967.
“I Say a Little Prayer” also returned to the Pop & R&B Top Ten in the fall of 1968 via a recording by Aretha Franklin taken from her 1968 Aretha Now album; Franklin and her backup singers the Sweet Inspirations were singing the song for fun while rehearsing the songs intended for the album and the viability of Franklin actually recording “I Say a Little Prayer” became apparent. Franklin’s version was intended as the B-side of the July 1968 single release “The House that Jack Built” but began to accrue its own airplay that August. »

« Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Although known for her soul recordings and referred to as The Queen of Soul, Franklin is also adept at jazz, blues, R&B, gospel music, and rock. Rolling Stone magazine ranked her atop its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time as well as the ninth greatest artist of all time. She has won 18 competitive Grammys and two honorary Grammys. She has 20 No.1 singles on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart and two No.1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: “Respect” (1967) and “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” (1987), a duet with George Michael. Since 1961, she has scored a total of 45 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. She also has the most million-selling singles (14) of any female artist. Between 1967 and 1982 she had 10 No.1 R&B albums—more than any other female artist. »

« Aretha Louise Franklin est une chanteuse américaine de gospel, soul-funk, rhythm and blues et jazz née le 25 mars 1942 à Memphis (mais elle passe la majorité de son enfance à Détroit dans le Michigan), surnommée « The Queen of soul » ou encore « Lady Soul ». »

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