In May 1968, Aretha Franklin was in her prime when she performed in Amsterdam during her first tour abroad. She was there to promote her new album, Lady Soul, after switching to Atlantic Records. Aretha and the Sweet Inspirations, her...
The success of The Blues Brothers, the film comedy that opened on June 20, 1980, helped re-energize the careers of three giants of soul and R&B: Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Ray Charles. Many critics hailed their musical performances as the best parts of Continue reading…
Today is the Sesquicentennial Juneteenth, commemorating the formal abolition of slavery in Texas on this day in 1865, and eventually being recognized as Emancipation Day nationally. Here's Aretha Franklin performing...
Nick Dietz compiles some of the latest and greatest viral videos
Nick Dietz compiles some of the latest and greatest viral videos, including 6-year-old Johanna's "spicy" Aretha Franklin inspired dance and sharing kisses with Marnie the affectionate parakeet.
Johanna Colon, 6, has become a viral video sensation following her sassy dance recital routine to Aretha Franklin's classic song "Respect." We imagine Aretha would be proud.
So much soul in such a small package! This young girl certainly deserves all our R-E-S-P-E-C-T as she channels her inner Aretha Franklin at her dance recital!
Can someone put this girl on TV? Thank you!
So much sass
Look out vegan-diet Beyonce, there’s a new diva in town and she’s stealing your spotlight. A sassy six-year-old from North Carolina has taken center stage on the Internet with her over the top performance of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect.”...Show More Summary
Six-year-old Johanna Colón stole the show at her dance recital this weekend with her fierce and fabulous performance to Aretha Franklin's "Respect." On Sunday, Johanna's mom Elissa posted a video of the little girl's show-stopping performance...Show More Summary
From prom season, to dance recital season, girls across the country are showing just how much they rock. And Elissa M. Colón’s daughter, Johanna, proved her dance moves are extraordinary at a recent recital.
The adorable and sassy performance of Aretha Franklin's "Respect" at a dance recital by Johanna Colon, 6, has become an online sensation.
I have never had more respect for a child than I have for this child dancing to "Respect." I have taken multiple dance classes, and I will never look this good. (via Facebook) Despite what wallflowers may tell you, anyone can dance — but it takes something special to perform. Show More Summary
This is our favorite viral video of the day… maybe of the entire year! A Facebook user named Elissa M. Colon uploaded a video of her daughter Johanna dancing to Aretha Franklin's hit Respect. Little Johanna isn't just dancing… she's slaying it on the stage! She's the absolute Beyoncé of this trio, nailing her steps, giving direction, [...]
When Aretha starts playing, every self-respecting lady knows that you have to bring it. This little dancer named Johanna wasn't about to hold back during a dance recital number, tributing the Queen of Soul. Johanna's attitude and finger-wavin'...Show More Summary
Johanna channeling Aretha Franklin! Posted by Elissa M. Colón on Sunday, June 7, 2015 It's dance recital season - in my opinion, one of the best times of year - and all over the country young kids are performing their hearts out in front of their friends, family, and a huge audience of people they have never seen before. Show More Summary
Aretha Franklin singing at a service for her late father and brother, has drawn in hundreds of visitors to the New Bethel Baptist Church. According to The Detroit News, the church was made famous by Franklin’s father Rev. C.L. Franklin, who would have been 100 years old this year. Show More Summary
Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who shared the stage and recording studio with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and a string of Motown artists, has died. He was 78.
Followers of this site are clearly aware of two things: One: We love multiple genres of Music. Two: We currently only rank those who are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We will never change the first, but the second is something that we are slowly looking to rectify. Show More Summary