“Freeway Of Love” by Aretha Franklin (1985)

After becoming anointed The Queen of Soul following a lengthy string of hits in the late ’60s through the early ’70s, Aretha Franklin’s career became volatile.  1976’s Sparkle soundtrack provided a temporary relief, but it was followed by a string of underwhelming albums that ultimately necessitated her departure from her long time home of Atlantic Records.… Read More “Freeway Of Love” by Aretha Franklin (1985)

“Everybody Everybody” by Black Bo…uh, Martha Wash (1990)

I remember “Black Box”‘s appearance on Soul Train in summer 1990. I watched Don Cornelius interview Black Box’s “singer”, Katrin Quinol, and wondered how someone who couldn’t speak a lick of English could sing it so effortlessly. Turns out Katrin Quinol didn’t sing a damn syllable of “Everybody Everybody”, and had I been more musically… Read More “Everybody Everybody” by Black Bo…uh, Martha Wash (1990)