0 The Queen of Soul Creates Golden Aretha Duets

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  • by Kingsley H. Smith
  • 02/18/2010

Throughout her fabulous career, Aretha Franklin has collaborated with the best in the business.

In 2007, Arista Records released Jewels In The Crown: All-Star Duets with The Queen.

These 'song buddy' partnerships have become so commonplace that it's easy to take them for granted...but not Aretha's.

You get a soup to nuts smorgasbord of delicacies from Miss Franklin on Jewels In The Crown, and that's what I like the most about this CD.

Funk, classic soul, middle of the road, rock, gospel, and a touch of opera on "Nessun Dorma" (with the New York Recording Orchestra) make this a very strong collection of songs.

All of the tunes are powered with emotion. Her song partners are allowed to shine and share the spotlight.

If you missed this one the first time around, check it out.

Jewels In The Crown: All-Star Duets with The Queen:

  1. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" with Keith Richards
  2. "Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves" with Eurythmics
  3. "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" with George Michael
  4. "What Now My Love" with Frank Sinatra
  5. "Put You Up On Game" with Fantasia
  6. "What Y'All Came To Do" with John Legend
  7. "Never Gonna Break My Faith" with Mary J. Blige & the Harlem Boys Choir
  8. "Through The Storm" with Elton John
  9. "It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be" with Whitney Houston
  10. "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" with Bonnie Raitt and Gloria Estefan
  11. "Doctor's Orders" with Luther Vandross
  12. "Ever Changing Times" with Michael McDonald
  13. "Chain of Fools" with Mariah Carey
  14. "Don't Waste Your Time" with Mary J. Blige
  15. "Love All The Hurt Away" with George Benson
  16. "Nessun Dorma" with the New York Recording Orchestra

Listen to 60 seconds of Aretha swing with Frank Sinatra on the standard: "What Now My Love."

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