Aretha Franklin's Gift of Song Started at Church

Many generations know Aretha Franklin as the Queen of Soul, but others may not know that her soulful voice started while she was a kid singing in church. Aretha's famous father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin made sure the super star-in-the-making gave praise to the Almighty every Sunday. 

And as music careers go, Aretha began to sing secular music -- everything from the Blues, to Pop and R&B in what would become one of the greatest voices to ever sing. 

Bottom line, whatever Ms. Aretha sang, she would always somehow take you right back to church. 



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