Back in 1961, before she was The Queen of Soul, Aretha cut a few albums for Columbia Records, including this one with the Ray Bryant Combo. “Chain of Fools” it’s not. But it’s pretty groovy, and here it is in its entirety…put it on tonight and celebrate the life of someone who brought incredible beauty to the world, and maybe we can chase away a bit of the incredible hate and disunity others attempt to bring. Sail on, sister Franklin.

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