Aretha Franklin

Rhythm, Love & Soul

Rhythm, Love & Soul

 

In this concert special from 2003, Aretha Franklin and the late Lou Rawls welcome over 20 legends of R&B, Motown and soul, including Gloria Gaynor, Thelma Houston, The Manhattans, Peaches & Herb, The Spinners, Edwin Starr and many more.

 

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Aretha! Queen of Soul

Aretha! Queen of Soul

 

Aretha Franklin, whose vocal power and songwriting vision defined a musical era and earned her the title “Queen of Soul,” died this week at 76. Her iconic hit songs like “Respect” and “Chain of Fools” resonated with millions at a time when America’s civil rights movement was taking hold. Hari Sreenivasan anchors this PBS special on her journey and the legacy she leaves for future generations.

 

 

 

Rhythm and Blues 40:
A Soul Spectacular

 

Celebrate legendary artists of the 1960s and 70s in a once-in-a-lifetime concert. Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ben E. King and The Drifters, Dionne Warwick, The Isley Brothers, Percy Sledge and more perform their most memorable soul classics.

 

SOUNDBREAKING
The Human Instrument

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This wide-ranging, eight-part series, airing weeknights Nov. 14-23, explores the extraordinary impact of recorded music on our modern world. The series offers unprecedented access to more than 150 artists and producers from across the music spectrum, and features rare archival studio footage and an extensive soundtrack.

 

This series was the last creative project for Sir George Martin, the producer who was instrumental behind many of The Beatles’ albums, before he passed away in March.

 

The Human Instrument
Celebrate the art and science of recording the human voice, the soul of a song. Featured: Adele, Christina Aguilera, Ray Charles, Cher, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Queen, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits and more.

 

60s Girl Grooves

 

Join host Mary Wilson of the Supremes as she celebrates the greatest girl groups and solo singers of the 1960s, including archival performances from The Supremes, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Petula Clark, Martha & the Vandellas, Jackie DeShannon and many other favorites.