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“The Weight”–Aretha Franklin

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1 Sliced Bread   ~  Nov 17, 2012 12:04 pm

Wow, did not know this exists.
Cool interpretation of the song, and further proof that Aretha could sing the phonebook, and make it a great record.

Looking forward to loading Christmas tunes into my iPod in a week or so.
Her version of Joy To The World is one of my holiday favorites, and one of her best recordings that I know of. Blasts it out of the park.

2 Matt Blankman   ~  Nov 18, 2012 9:11 am

That's the great Duane Allman on guitar.

[1] Are you implying The Weight is a bad song only redeemed by Aretha?

3 Sliced Bread   ~  Nov 18, 2012 11:52 am

2) not at all. The tune is one of The Band's finest. What I'm saying is Aretha can sing anything and make it hers even this Robertson/Helm classic.

4 Matt Blankman   ~  Nov 19, 2012 1:28 am

[3] Gotcha. That phonebook line is often used to indicate a poor text redeemed by the performer. The King Curtis version is great, too, and pretty similar. Sub out her vocal for his sax.

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