PLAYLISTS: GREATEST HITS
In honor of the late Aretha Franklin, I thought I’d do a special hand picked playlist of some of her best work throughout her career. Aretha was best known as “The Queen Of Soul,” but in actuality, Aretha sang many different genres, which included jazz, blues, and many musical standards. I’ve spend a couple of hours digging through Spotify’s massive Aretha collection and found 60 of Aretha’s most iconic gems! Some you’ll remember, and some you will not. But one thing is for sure, if you’re an Aretha fan, you’ll enjoy this playlist. The list contains legendary songs such as, “Oh Me, Oh My (I’m A Fool For You Baby),” an awesome reggae re-interpretation of Alicia Key’s song “No One,” I’m sure you remember “Ain’t No Way,” “Something He Can Feel,” “Ever Changing Times,” and “Jimmy Lee.” Aretha also tor up a re-interpretation of “Groovin,'” from The Young Rascals. Check it out on Spotify!!
I found one of my old Prince posters and thought, it’s time for another playlist. This playlist is packed with Prince’s greatest hits, extended mixes, and a few songs performed with “The Revolution.” This playlist also includes titles re-interpreted by other big artists; such as “Nothing Compares To You,” “Do Me Baby,” and “When You Were Mine.” Sometimes I still have trouble processing the fact that, not only Prince is gone, but for the same reason that other celebs had died from…… A accidental mixture of prescription drugs & “over the counter medicine.” This is why you can’t take advice from people. Not even the pharmacist. Always ask your doctor, and perhaps double check behind that doctor and research again whenever & wherever possible. Enjoy the Prince collection!
A hand picked curated collection (by yours truly) of some of Al Green’s most forgotten music, as well as some of his biggest hits I remembered growing up. Al Green’s unique style of organ sounds and funk beats has given him a distinct sound back in the day, making him one of the most memorable old school artists in Black music. Sit back and enjoy 27 of my most favorite Al Green songs such as “Full Of Fire (1976),” ” I Can’t Get Next To You (1971),” “Oh Petty Woman (1972),” and “I’m Glad You’re Mine (1972).” Listen On Spotify.