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Being around people like Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick and Roberta Flack, all these greats, I was taught to listen and observe.
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
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 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.
My ultimate film role would be to play the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin.
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.
I want to sing like Aretha Franklin. Before her I wanted the technical ability of Ella Fitzgerald.
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.
I've been getting into different gospel artists; Aretha Franklin is someone I've been listening to a lot of.
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