Aretha Franklin Autographs Soul Classics for TSL

TSL with Aretha Franklin & Entourage

TSL with Aretha Franklin & Entourage

 

This past weekend the Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin made her annual visit to perform at Toronto’s Roy Thompson Hall.  The 72 year old legend is still bringing her incomparable repertoire of hits with the soul conviction that she sang with in her early days in Church.  After some health issues a few years back, Ms.Franklin has returned in better shape than ever and commands her audience with a gospel approach that feels like you are in Church, the Church Aretha built.  Ms.Franklin sang several of her classic hits like “Chain of Fools” , “Natural Woman” and “Respect” and many others from her stand out years recording for Atlantic records in the late 60′s. One of Ms.Franklin’s most notable recordings during that period was the classic ‘Lady Soul’ album, which is one of the albums TSL was able to have Aretha Franklin autograph in person the day after her show in Toronto.  Greeting the Queen of Soul with a beautiful flower arrangement as she happily autographed several albums, including the treasured ‘lady Soul’ with a matching blue paint pen which Ms.Franklin herself commented “this pen looks so beautiful on this album.”

Aretha Franklin autographed Lady Soul album

Aretha Franklin autographed Lady Soul album

Another autographed Aretha Franklin classic title from her Atlantic recording days

Another autographed Aretha Franklin classic title from her Atlantic recording days