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Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin - find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.
Being around people like Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick and Roberta Flack, all these greats, I was taught to listen and observe.
Aretha Franklin was a teenage mom, a musician who came from an incredibly Christian background, but there was a lot of love, which is really inspiring in a feminist way.
I want to sing like Aretha Franklin. Before her I wanted the technical ability of Ella Fitzgerald.
As a child I always wanted to be a singer. The music my mother played in the house moved me - Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Mahalia Jackson. It was truly spiritual. It made you understand what God was. We are all spirits. We get depressed. But music makes you want to live. I know my music has saved my life.
Mary J. Blige
The voice of God, if you must know, is Aretha Franklin's.
In the end, the sign of Aretha Franklin's artistry is that she always leaves her mark - first, on the music, then on us.
My ultimate film role would be to play the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin.
With the '60s era and Motown, my grandparents actually introduced us to that when I was younger, so I grew up listening to the Jackson Five, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Supremes and Diana Ross' solo stuff. I just loved it.
Aretha Franklin's 'Let Me in Your Life' is one of the few recent R&B albums that places the emphasis entirely and deservedly on a voice. Many R&B producers have been making records on which the singer is outshined by the song, the arrangement and the sound.
Atlantic's Jerry Wexler believes first-rate records are made by first-rate voices. He certainly has worked with enough of them: Clyde McPhatter, Joe Turner, La Vern Baker, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin.
Growing up in Cleveland, I learned about singing from my mother, who had once sung professionally and who admired Mahalia Jackson and Aretha Franklin.
People say I'm the white Aretha Franklin. I wish I was her.
There was a time in American history when almost every white person knew who Aretha Franklin was.
I know I'm not going to sing like Aretha Franklin or Elvis Presley or any of those people.
There's a lot of singers I admire who don't write their own material. Aretha Franklin, for instance, she probably has written some of her music, but I know Carol King wrote songs for her. You can't take away an artist like Aretha; you can't say she's not a significant artist because she hasn't written her hits, so I don't think it's that important.
I've been getting into different gospel artists; Aretha Franklin is someone I've been listening to a lot of.
The muse of music isn't just from Greek mythology, but living in people like the Beatles, Chuck Berry, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin.
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