Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Amazing Cover: "Young, Gifted and Black" (Aretha Franklin)

There is something about the Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin's rendition of "Young, Gifted and Black" that really does it for me even above the brilliant original by Nina Simone.

As we all figure out next steps after Darren Wilson was not indicted for killing Mike Brown in Ferguson, I thought this would be an appropriate cover to revisit.

Lifted from her LP Young, Gifted and Black, the title-track to this project offers up a gospel infused rendition that only Ms. Franklin could bring and for her unearthly interpretation, Ms. Franklin was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1973.

With that said, take a listen after the jump to her amazing cover of "Young, Gifted and Black" and Enjoy!

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