Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, "Ain't No Way" | Popdose


My latest Soul Serenade column for Popdose features Aretha Franklin with “Ain’t No Way”:

“The Queen of Soul. That’s quite a title, especially when you consider that there has never really been a King of Soul. Sure, James Brown was the Godfather, Ray Charles was the Genius, and Solomon Burke has appended ‘King’ to the front end of his name, but the King of Soul title remains vacant. So not only is the Queen of Soul title one that carries with it enormous respect, but it’s also one that Aretha Franklin has held for decades without any serious challengers to her throne. It’s a lifetime gig, like Pope.”

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