For Aretha Franklin, RIP

She was a soul serenader. A Dr. Feelgood injecting us with massive amounts of try a little tenderness. She was a daydreaming Jumping Jack Flash. Always one step ahead on the freeway of love. When cruising Spanish Harlem, she’d move like a spirit in the dark. People get ready, she’d wail. Always gotta look out for who’s zooming who. If we stand together a change is gonna come. So release the weight. Escape the chain of fools. Go find yourself a do right woman, or a do right man, she’d proclaim. All it takes is a body rockin’ steady. That and a whole lotta R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

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