Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Rare Recording: "Someday We'll All Be Free" (Aretha Franklin)

I posted this rare recording of Aretha Franklin's sublime cover of the Donny Hathaway classic "Someday We'll All Be Free" a few weeks ago and as we continue to celebrate the Queen of Soul's 72nd birthday, I thought I might as well repost it.

Back in 1992, Spike Lee released the biopic Malcolm X about the legendary civil rights activist Malcolm X and the Denzel Washington-starring film also featured a powerful soundtrack that was anchored in my opinion by Aretha Franklin's riveting rendition of the Donny Hathaway classic "Someday We'll All Be Free."

Originally featured on Donny's Extension of a Man album, Aretha Franklin's rare rendition of this classic cut from the Malcolm X official soundtrack features a gospel testament at the beginning of the song and is one of those rare recordings that not enough people are familiar with in my opinion.

With that said, take a few minutes this Sunday morning and listen to the Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin's sublime rendition of Donny Hathaway's "Someday We'll All Be Free" below and Enjoy!

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