Music News: The legacy of Aretha Franklin

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Tributes surround Aretha Franklin's star.
Tributes surround Aretha Franklin's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the wake of her death. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, has died at age 76. Today we dedicate the entire episode of our Music News podcast to celebrating her life and legacy, from her origins singing gospel to her iconic Atlantic hits, her smooth '80s comeback, and her late-career majesty.

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Songs sampled in podcast:
Jahzzar - Comedie (CC BY SA 4.0)
Audiobinger - Good Times (CC BY-NC 4.0)
J. Leslie McFarland - Won't Be Long (performed by Aretha Franklin)
Otis Ridding - Respect (performed by Aretha Franklin)
Ted White - Think (performed by Aretha Franklin)
Jeffrey Cohen, Narada Michael Walden - Freeway of Love (performed by Aretha Franklin)
Adele; Paul Epworth - Rolling in the Deep (performed by Aretha Franklin)
Carole King; Gerry Goffin - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (performed by Aretha Franklin)


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