As a producer, I almost always addressed phrasing and enunciation with the singer, but in Aretha's case, there was nothing I could tell her. Not only could I not help, I would only be getting in her way. Nowadays, singers who want to be extra soulful overdo melisma. Aretha only used it a touch and used it gloriously because her taste was impeccable. She never went to the wrong place.
- Aretha menyanyikan klasiknya "Respect" pada tahun 1990.
- Aretha menyanyikan hitsnya "Chain of Fools" dengan Mariah Carey dimana Aretha menunjukkan dia mampu mencapai nada lebih tinggi dan lebih rendah daripada Mariah.
- Aretha menyanyikan hitsnya "A Natural Woman" bersama Carole King, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Gloria Estefan, dan Shania Twain. Disini menunjukkan pada diva masa kini masih perlu belajar banyak dari The Queen of Soul.
- Aretha menyanyikan "Never Gonna Break My Faith" dengan Mary J. Blige dalam soundtrack film Bobby. Ini salah satu favorit gue.
- Aretha menyanyikan "Dr. Feelgood" dengan sangat soulful di tahun 1971.
- Aretha membuat siapapun yang mao menyanyikan "Amazing Grace" berpikir 2 kali. Sebuah penampilan yang menunjukkan kebesaran talenta musik Aretha.
Amazingly, Franklin--who had performed the aria at a music industry dinner the Monday before the Grammys--managed to sing in Pavarotti's range, a good five keys below what she had previously performed the aria in, because there was no time to change the number's orchestration.
Grammy show producer Ken Ehrlich told USA Today that he raced up four flights of stairs to Franklin's Radio City Music Hall dressing room after Pavarotti called in sick with a sore throat.
"There was a five-second pause," Ehrlich says, "and she agreed to sing her second song of the night." Ehrlich quickly got a tape of Pavarotti's rehearsal and his conductor for Franklin to rehearse along with, but according to Ehrlich, Franklin just said, "I've sung along to his record."Mari nonton klipnya di sini. Jangan Lupa beli album terbaru Aretha yang berjudul "Jewels in the Crown: All-Star Duets with the Queen" yang akan keluar 13 November ini.