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Aretha Franklin shows how to sing the 'Great Diva Classics'
Aretha Franklin shows how to sing the 'Great Diva Classics'

As you listen to Aretha Franklin's new album, it's hard not to sense an unspoken message to the world: "Step aside, ladies — here's how it's done." Released on Tuesday, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics" is the first album under a new contract signed recently with RCA Records at the behest of music mogul Clive Davis. "When an artist is as established as she is, every so often I'm motivated by the strong desire not only of the thrill of discovery — and I've had my share of those — but to extend the careers of the greats," Davis said at his hotel in Beverly Hills. Following her first wave of...

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