TO HEAR EVERYTHING
"To listen to Aretha Franklin now is to hear everything — everything that came before her, each strain of American blues and jazz and gospel and soul, all the musical traditions people leaned on to stay alive, and everything that exists now, all the singers she gave license to, everyone she taught. Her death is in all of us, as her songs are in all of us. She is as immortal as can be."
— Amanda Petrusich, "Aretha Franklin Is As Immortal As Can Be," The New Yorker, August 16, 2018
Midnight Rockers Express, the long-running mixtape project in collaboration with DJ Getlive, closes out the year with a two-hour special dedicated to the music of Aretha Franklin.
Stream: "Queen of Soul, Volumes 1 & 2"