Aretha Franklin: I Say A Little Prayer, Bacharach & David: I Say A Little Prayer, Steve Tyrell: I Say A Little Prayer, Mark Brymer: I Say A Little Prayer, Glee Cast: I Say A Little Prayer (A. Franklin

I say a little prayer for you – Burt Bacharach & Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin: I Say A Little Prayer, Bacharach & David: I Say A Little Prayer, Steve Tyrell: I Say A Little Prayer, Mark Brymer: I Say A Little Prayer, Glee Cast: I Say A Little Prayer (A. Franklin) sheet music is available online.

Say a Little prayer – Burt Bacharach / Hal David

My soul / pop piano version of Say A Little Prayer by Burt Bacharach and Hal David (originally performed by Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin), once again, …

Help Please? What are some facts about Aretha Franklin? Like facts about why she is called “The Queen of Soul”.

Aretha Franklin: I Say A Little Prayer, Bacharach & David: I Say A Little Prayer, Steve Tyrell: I Say A Little Prayer, Mark Brymer: I Say A Little Prayer, Glee Cast: I Say A Little Prayer (A. Franklin) sheet music is available online.

aretha franklinb. Aretha Louise Franklin, 25th March 1942, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.Aretha Franklin’s roots are purely gospel based.Her father, C.L. Franklin, was a Baptist preacher who had become famous in his own right through his own preachings. Aretha’s father knew some of the major gospel stars, of the day in Mahalia Jackson and Clara Ward. These singers helped Aretha’s vocal learnings at an early age.Aretha was 12 years old when she was promoted within the choir to become a featured solo vocalist.Two years later she commenced her first recordings for JVB and Checkers. Between 1956 and 1960, Aretha’s releases purely concentrated on the Gospel side of her output.Aretha auditioned for John Hammond, who signed her to Columbia. Columbia concentrated, initially on a secular side of her vocalisings and these included ‘Running Out Of Fools’, in 1964, and ‘Cry Like A Baby’, in 1966.Aretha relocated to Atlantic Records, after a series of twelve albums at Columbia, in 1966, where she realised her potential, releasing ‘I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Loved You)’, recorded in January 1967 in New York. The album was scheduled to be made in Muscle Shoals, but Franklin’s husband Ted White had an argument with the owner of Fame Studios, Rick Hall. At short notice Jerry Wexler flew the musicians to New York.The single went into the US Top 10 and, coupled with ‘Do Right Woman – Do Right Man’, only the backing track of which was recorded in Alabama.The Atlantic period set the foundations of the career that would see Aretha becoming the undisputable ‘Queen Of Soul’.’Respect’, ‘Baby I Love You’, ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’, ‘Chain Of Fools’ and ‘(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone’ were fine examples of her portfolio.At this time her relationship with husband and manager White waned, however, she still released R & B classics such as ‘Think’.She followed ‘Think’ with a cover version of Hal David and Burt Bacharach’s ‘I Say A Little Prayer’.Despit a slight decline in her successes, she had a renaissance in 1970 with ‘Call Me’, ‘Spirit In The Dark’ and ‘Don’t Play That Song’ and ‘Aretha Live At Fillmore West’ (1971).The following year, another live appearance resulted in ‘Amazing Grace’, a double gospel set recorded with James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir.Aretha went from strength to strength during the early 1970’s and enjoyed three R & B chart-toppers, ‘Angel’, ‘Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)’ and ‘I’m In Love’.Her mid seventies career saw production input from the likes of Curtis Mayfield.Aretha’s cameo role in the film ‘The Blues Brothers’ enhanced her career during the late Seventies.She moved to Arista Records in 1980 and released ‘United Together’ and two albums, ‘Aretha’ and ‘Love All The Hurt Away’.’Jump To It’ and ‘Get It Right’, both written and produced by Luther Vandross, and ‘Who’s Zoomin’ Who’, reaffirmed her quality.From the album, produced by Narada Michael Walden, Aretha had hit singles with ‘Freeway Of Love’, ‘Another Night’ and the title track.In the mid-80’s, she hit the charts again, in the company of Annie Lennox (‘Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves’) and George Michael (‘I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)’), which went to number 1 in the U.S.A. and the U.K. in 1987.Aretha’s ‘Through The Storm’ set, from 1989, contained duets, this time with Elton John on the title track, James Brown (‘Gimme Some Lovin’), and Whitney Houston (‘It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be’).The album also included a remake of her 1968 U.S. Top 10 title, ‘Think’.In 1991, her ‘What You See Is What You Sweat’ saw a couple of tracks by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager; a collaboration with Luther Vandross and a cover version of ‘Everyday People’ originally written and recorded by Sly Stone and produced by Narada Michael Walden.’One Lord One Faith One Baptism’ was released in 1987 and showed a return to her gospel roots.Aretha Franklin is rightfully heralded as the ‘Queen of Soul’, even though that reputation was gained in the 60’s.The 4-CD box set ‘Queen Of Soul’, highlighting the best of her Atlantic recordings, confirmed her position as one of the greatest voices in recording history.One famous quote of Aretha’s is, ‘Trying to grow up is hurting, you know. You make mistakes. You try to learn from them, and when you don’t, it hurts even more’.

say a little prayer by wayne brady? so does anyone remember the international delight coffee creamer commercial with wayne brady? where can i get this song so i can put it on my ipod? i can’t find it on limewire or anything..hehe.this is a funny commercial! 🙂
I have to admit it took a few minutes for the tittle to hit me. It was, I Say a Little Prayer, written by Burt Bacharach and Dion Warwick preformed it in about 1967. . Aretha Franklin also did a version. I found dozens of it on Lime Wire covering various artist.The Aretha Franklin version is on a Burt Bacharach CD: The Look Of Love. Worth the money as it opened my ears. Like most of us, I never realised just how good Burt Bacharach is, The guys is a genius. I would also recommend a look at Glen Miller. He is another genius.


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