- Aretha Franklin funeral bishop apologizes to Ariana Grande for name joke, inappropriate touching -- "The bishop who officiated Aretha Franklin’s funeral, Charles H. Ellis III, apologized Friday to Ariana Grande for how he touched her onstage and a joke he made about her name."
- Aretha's Funeral: Trump Bashing Was Fine, But Preaching Responsibility Was Offensive -- "President Trump took a pounding at the services for Aretha Franklin...speakers took shots at the President either by name or by implication..."
- Ariana Grande sparks controversy after donning an extremely short LBD to Aretha Franklin's funeral in Detroit -- "...Ariana Grande's rendition of [(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman] was quickly overshadowed by the controversy her alluring attire sparked."
- At Aretha Franklin's Funeral, Gospel Was The Heart — And Backbone -- "Franklin made her first recordings at age 14 in her father's church in Detroit, New Bethel Baptist. And there were gospel inflections in everything she sang..."
- Balm In Gilead -- "No. 243 Balm In Gilead, sung at the Northern Shenandoah Valley Annual Singing 2016"
- Controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin funeral -- "Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., who is black, said African-Americans kill the same number of black people slain by the Ku Klux Klan throughout history in a matter of months."
- Holy Manna (alternative tune) - Sacred Harp on Sand Mountain -- "An alternative tune with the words to Holy Manna (Brethren, we have met to worship), sung on Sand Mountain, Alabama."
- How Sports Met 'The Star Spangled Banner' -- "The first time we have 'The Star Spangled Banner' played for any type of sporting event is actually May 15, 1862, in Brooklyn, New York."
- Sacred Positions: A Personal History of Blindness and Singing -- "This narrative essay explores a blind singer's experience with church singing, a cappella competitions, and Sacred Harp singing. In it, Emily K. Michael maps the conflicts between pervasive disability narratives and audience expectations, as well as the evolving challenges of each genre."
Monday, September 10, 2018
At Aretha Franklin's Funeral, and other music links
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