Archive for the 'Aretha Franklin' Category

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

This shit just works on so many levels. Like most everything Nina Simone chose to cover throughout her career, this, her incredibly funky take of Aretha Franklin’s “Save Me,” adds a muscularity to Aretha’s already powerful performance. No one emotes quite like Simone—who really gets inside the material and wrestles it, hell, exorcises it, from […]

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

When it came to varied tastes, Gram Parsons had a mandate on cool. A large part of what has contributed to the artists enduring legacy was his preternatural sense of style, which, in terms of music, transcended the confines of genre boundaries. A sponge, Parsons soaked up everything around him and recast it in his […]