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Friday, November 04, 2011

More Aretha!

Two nice reviews of the Aretha Franklin 33 1/3 below!

"With a journalist’s gift of observation and language, Aaron Cohen provides us with a glimpse into how a work of musical art is created – those million minute details, the unpredictable group dynamics, the missteps and makeovers, the flashes of genius and the priceless moments of musical transfiguration when talent and preparation align to create enduring art.
Amazing Grace is as engaging and entertaining as it is thought-provoking, a pleasure to read."

"Cohen is associate editor of DownBeat magazine and has written extensively on gospel music. The passion he has for his subject is obvious, with many asides and stage whispers shared in a recent conversation, mapping out Aretha’s connections to gospel music’s first stars — the Clara Ward Singers, Mahalia Jackson and the Gay Sisters."

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