A remarkably complex portrait of Aretha Franklin's music and her tumultuous life. ( Rolling Stone)
An honest and genuinely respectful portrait of a true diva by a writer who feels the power of her art. ( Kirkus Reviews (starred review))
Only someone who had the complete confidence and trust of Aretha's family and the elite of the Gospel and Rhythm and Blues communities could have gotten this story. An intimate and thorough account of this phenomenal woman's talent and life as only David Ritz could capture. ( Tommy LiPuma, Grammy-winning producer)
"This far surpasses David Ritz's landmark study of Marvin Gaye. People will be reading "Respect "generations from now to understand our musical culture. Ritz deserves a lifetime achievement award for "Most Soul Full Account of America's Music." "Charles Keil, ethnomusicologist, author of "Urban Blues"""
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