Aretha Franklin is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and pianist. In a recording career that has spanned over half a century, Franklin's repertoire has included gospel, jazz, blues, R, pop, rock and funk. Franklin is known as one of the most important popularizers of the soul music genre and is referred to as the Queen of Soul, a title she was given early in her career.
Obituary: Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse burst onto the British pop scene in 2003 Continue reading the main story Amy Winehouse death Amy Winehouse foundation planned Amy Winehouse tops UK album chart A last song for Amy Can a parent save an addict? With her gravelly voice and eclectic style, Amy Winehouse, 27, who has been found dead in London, won comparison with some of the great female singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Nina Simone.
Thomas Andrew Dorsey, known as “the father of black gospel music," was born on July 1, 1899 in Villa Rica, Georgia. Born to a minister and a piano teacher, Dorsey master playing the blues on the piano as a teen. He studied formally in Chicago where he became an agent for Paramount Records.