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This Girl's In Love With You (Aretha Franklin album)

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Released in 1970, This Girl’s In Love With You captures Aretha still riding the arc of a successful period. As part of an effort to achieve crossover success, she tackles ...

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This Girl's In Love With You (Aretha Franklin album)

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Released in 1970, This Girl’s In Love With You captures Aretha still riding the arc of a successful period. As part of an effort to achieve crossover success, she tackles ...

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Franklin, Aretha Louise (<i>born</i> 1942), Pianist, Soul Musician / Singer, Popular Singer, Rhythm and Blues Musician / Singer

Robert W. Logan.

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1743 words.

Among the many great musicians who came to popular music directly from the African American church, Aretha Franklin is distinguished by the fiery intensity of gospel music that she...

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Franklin, Aretha Louise

Heather Marie Stur.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 845 words.

singer and songwriter. Known as the Queen of Soul and Lady Soul, Aretha Louise Franklin has spent more than half a century recording music that spans genres including gospel, pop, soul,...

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Phillips, Esther

David Sanjek.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1028 words.

singer, was born Esther Mae Jones in Galveston, Texas. Her parents, Lucille Green and Arthur Washington, had divorced, and she migrated between her father in Galveston and her mother in...

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Ruffin, David (1941 - 1991), Rhythm and Blues Musician / Singer, Songwriter

SaFiya D. Hoskins.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1889 words.

singer and songwriter with the Temptations, was born Davis Eli Ruffin in Whynot, Mississippi, a rural unincorporated community near Meridian in southeastern Lauderdale County. He was the...

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Rock and Roll

Kathleen Thompson.

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 8496 words.

The year 1955 saw two remarkable, transforming events in American society, and they were not unrelated. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus, and “rock 'n' roll” began to...

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McCoy, Van

Adam Rosen.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 819 words.

songwriter and music producer, was born Van Allen Clinton McCoy in Washington, D.C., the younger of two children (both sons) of Lillian Ray, a photo and press technician for the...

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Charles, Ray (1930 - 2004), Blues Musician / Singer, Gospel Musician / Singer, Bandleader, Popular Singer

Marc Anthony Neal.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1685 words.

singer, bandleader, and entrepreneur, was born Ray Charles Robinson in Albany, Georgia, the son of Bailey Robinson, a day worker, and Aretha (maiden name unknown). Charles's younger...

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Music Industry

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 6149 words.

The story of black women in the American music industry reflects all the issues of gender, class, and race that have bedeviled Americans throughout their history. Still, black women have...

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Jackson, Mahalia (1911 - 1972), Gospel Musician / Singer

Joyce Marie Jackson.

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 3153 words.

Mahalia Jackson, destined to become one of the greatest gospel singers of all time, was born in poverty in a three-room “shotgun” shack on Water Street between the railroad tracks and...

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