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Happy Birthday, Aretha

The Queen of Soul was born on this day in 1942. Here is more on Ms. Franklin.

The great clip above is from the show “The Midnight Special.” It features Franklin and Ray Charles. It starts out as more of a Ray Charles video, which is of course a tremendous way to start.

It is possible to start a YouTube clip in the middle. It would be pretty dumb to do so, however, when what is skipped is Charles singing “Georgia on My Mind.” The two then sing “It Takes Two to Tango,” which beginning at about the 4:50 mark. It’s just great.

Here is a playlist of five songs from Aretha.

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