Monday, January 29, 2007

Aretha Franklin does her best cookie monster

UNCF hosted a tribute to Aretha Franklin. Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia were there, and both killed it. The videos are below, and both are definitely worth watching, not only for the singing, but to see Aretha wearing some crazy ass blue concotion she called a "dress". Aretha, we love you, but seriously...what the fuck?

1 comment:

Dan B (no, not Bennett, think harder) said...

Speaking of Aretha, there is a great group on Yahoo called Billie Holiday And The Disciples Of Swing. The group features audio files of classic Jazz Vocalists. This past month they have been celebrating Girl Singer's Month and this weeks playlist includes a great unreleased track of Skylark performed by Aretha at the Detroit Music Hall in 1986.. Here is the link to the group and the current playlist.

01 And This Is My Beloved.mp3
Gloria Lynne at Basin Street
912 K

01 As Long As I Live.mp3
Peggy Lee (rehearsal, 1962)
989 KB

01 Darktown Strutters Ball.mp3
Alberta Hunter, 1978
2532 KB

01 I Didn't Know What Time It Was.mp3
Sarah Vaughan, 198X
1938 KB

01 Manhattan.mp3
Lee Wiley
1627 KB

01 S'Wonderful.mp3
Ella Fitzgerald and Sammy Davis Jr.
1320 KB

01 They Raided The Joint.mp3
Helen Humes at the Pasadena Auditorium, 1952
836 KB

02 Loud Talkin' Woman.mp3
Helen Humes at the Pasadena Auditorium, 1952
1385 KB

02 The More I See You.mp3
Keely Smith, studio session, 6/20/1985
2791 KB

02 Willow Weep For Me.mp3
Billie Holiday, Toronto, 8/57
1939 KB

03 Flying Home.mp3
Ella Fitzgerald, Carnegie Hall, 9/18/1949
2602 KB

03 I Only Have Eyes For You.mp3
Billie Holiday, Toronto, 8/57
955 KB

03 I'll Get Along Somehow.mp3
Nancy Wilson
2581 KB

03 Mood Indigo.mp3
Lena Horne and Tony Bennett
1217 KB

04 Billie's Blues.mp3
Billie Holiday, Toronto, 8/57
1614 KB

04 Lucky Day.mp3
Annie Ross,1959
1051 KB

04 One Night Stand.mp3
Janis Joplin, 1970
1468 KB

04 Why Don't You Do Right.mp3
Linda Hopkins, 6/18/82
1572 KB

05 After You've Gone.mp3
Kay Starr, 1975
1177 KB

05 Azure-te.mp3
Ernestine Anderson, studio session, 1958
1395 KB

05 Lover Come Back To Me.mp3
Billie Holiday, Toronto, 8/57
1088 KB

05 Miss Brown to You.mp3
Carmen McRae, studio session, 6/29/1961
1172 KB

06 Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby.mp3
Ann Richards, studio session, 1960
1272 KB

07 I'd Rather Go Blind.mp3
Etta James live at Memory Lane, 1986
3213 KB

07 Influences.mp3
Billie Holiday
432 KB

07 The Way We Were.mp3
Peggy Lee (1974 Academy Awards)
1997 KB

08 My Funny Valentine.mp3
Anita O'Day at Carnegie Hall, 1986
3213 KB

08 No Ways Tired.mp3
The Barret Sisters, 1983
2535 KB

08 You've Changed.mp3
Shelby Lynne, studio session, 2006
1706 KB

09 But Not For Me.mp3
Gladys Knight
1885 KB

09 Influences part 2.mp3
Billie Holiday, Toronto, 8/57
2278 KB

09 Porgy.mp3
Nina Simone at Westbury Music Fair, 1968
1634 KB

09 Skylark.mp3
Aretha Franklin, Detroit Music Hall 1986
1799 KB

10 Mean Way Of Loving.mp3
Helen Humes at the Pasadena Auditorium, 1952
1095 KB

13 He Brought Us.mp3
The Barret Sisters, 1983
2927 KB

13 My Funny Valentine_The Gentleman is a Dope.mp3
Peggy Lee and Lena Horne, 1978
912 KB

15 I Wish You Love 1.mp3
Barbra Streisand, JFK Stadium 1966
1408 KB

15 More.mp3
Baby Jane Dexter
1300 KB

15 Only The Lonely.mp3
Aretha Franklin, studio session, 7/16/64
2306 KB

17 I Cried For You.mp3
Helen Humes at the Pasadena Auditorium, 1952
868 KB

17 You Turned The Tables On Me.mp3
Anita O'Day on the BBC, 1964
1382 KB

18 Medley.mp3
Anita O'Day and Chris Connor at Michaels Pub, 1989
3253 KB

19 If I Were A Bell.mp3
June Christy Live At The Dunes
856 KB

20 It Don't Mean A Thing.mp3
June Christy Live At The Dunes
1045 KB

21 Jeepers Creepers.mp3
june Christy Live At The Dunes
817 KB

22 Too Marvelous.mp3
June Christy Live At The Dunes
826 KB

25 Mixed Emotions.mp3
Dinah Washington Live At Basin Street, 7/10/55
1480 KB

26 Come Rain Or Shine.mp3
Dinah Washington Live At Basin Street, 7/10/55
798 KB