Ernie Suggs and Shelia M. Poole
Aretha Franklin your music lifted us up. Queen of Soul’s influence on the civil rights movement was massive and needed. Your music, your activism, your dignity brought us hope and inspired us. Let's all Say A Little Prayer for Aretha Franklin.
Once you discover that you can, then you must. And it's not easy. You have to take direct steps. You really have to count your blessings and you have to make a decided effort to not get seduced by the blues. -- Al Jarreau