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The Resource Aretha Franklin : the queen of soul, Mark Bego

Aretha Franklin : the queen of soul, Mark Bego

Label
Aretha Franklin : the queen of soul
Title
Aretha Franklin
Title remainder
the queen of soul
Statement of responsibility
Mark Bego
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A frank examination of Aretha Franklin, Mark Bego's definitive biography traces her career accomplishments from her beginnings as a twelve-year-old member of a church choir in the early 1950s to recording her first album at the age of fourteen, and signing a major recording contract at eighteen, right up through her headline-grabbing 2010 health scare. Originally positioned to become a gospel star in her father's Detroit church, Aretha had a privileged urban upbringing-stars such as Mahalia Jackson, Dinah Washington, and Sam Cooke regularly visited her father, Rev. C. L. Franklin. It wasn't long before she was creating a string of hits, from "Respect" to "Freeway of Love," and becoming one of the most beloved singers of the twentieth century. This New York Times-bestselling author's detailed research includes in-person interviews with record producers Jerry Wexler, Clyde Otis, and Clive Davis, Aretha's first husband, several of her singing star contemporaries, and a rare one-on-one session with Aretha herself. Every album, every accolade, and every heart-breaking personal drama is examined with clarity and neutrality, allowing the vocalist's colorful story to unfold on its own. With two teenage pregnancies and an abusive first marriage, drinking problems, battles with her weight, the murder of her father, and tabloid wars, Aretha's life has been a roller coaster. This freshly updated and expanded biography will give readers a clear understanding of what made Aretha Franklin the "Queen of Soul."
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Bego, Mark
Dewey number
782.421644092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Franklin, Aretha
  • Soul musicians
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Aretha Franklin : the queen of soul, Mark Bego
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781620871690
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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12199009
Publisher number
MWT12199009
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MWT)MWT12199009
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Aretha Franklin : the queen of soul, Mark Bego
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781620871690
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12199009
Publisher number
MWT12199009
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MWT)MWT12199009
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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