The records are amazing. Her voice is the best ever.
It was the message she carried which may have been the most powerful – Only a voice like Aretha’s could unlock the true potential of the songs to create worldwide ubiquity across generations.
Love in its essence of pure joy on “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”
Women’s rights on “Respect”
Utmost appreciation for our significant others on “(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman”
The impact of her career and both breadth and depth of her catalog are more significant than a few sentences. But you know the feeling because at some point in your life one of the above records made you feel something grand.
Rest in peace Aretha.