“Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics” Features Diverse Bassists

Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva ClassicsOn Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, the Queen of Soul shares more than her huge, legendary voice. The record also gives several bass players a place to shine.

Three bassists appear on the 10-song set: Reggie Hamilton (known for work with Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Warren Zevon, David Lynch, and Stanley Clarke, among others), Ethan Farmer (Janet Jackson, Babyface, Patti LaBelle, Darius Rucker, and Christina Aguilera) and “Big” John Sherrell.

There are plenty of opportunities for creating great grooves on the record with the Queen of Soul covering Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” “Midnight Train to Georgia,” “I Will Survive,” and “Midnight Train to Georgia.”

Here’s what Aretha does with “I Will Survive”:

Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics is available on CD and for digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics Track List:

  1. People
  2. Rolling in the Deep (The Aretha Version)
  3. Midnight Train to Georgia
  4. I Will Survive (The Aretha Version)
  5. At Last
  6. No One
  7. I’m Every Woman/RESPECT
  8. Teach Me Tonight
  9. Keep Me Hanging On
  10. Nothing Compares 2 U

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  1. Ebann

    Awesome! Reggie Hamilton is stellar! When will we get an article on him. Would love to learn more about the man and his music.

  2. Are there now two Midnight Trains to Georgia? Ha!