As Aretha releases duets CD, she admits to one career regret
November 21, 2007
Published November 21, 2007 – Nekesa Mumbi Moody – Associated Press
Aretha Franklin recounts working with greats such as Frank Sinatra, Luther Vandross and Whitney Houston on her latest CD with such nonchalance, you might think she was discussing the weather.
It’s not for lack of interest – the Queen of Soul calls “Jewels in the Crown: All-Star Duets With The Queen,” a “brilliant” album, and stresses: “I don’t say that a lot about a lot of things.”
It’s just that unlike her raw performances, the legend rarely betrays much emotion in interviews, speaking in a matter-of-fact manner even when discussing some of her extraordinary collaborations.
Still, she can get animated, and when she does, it’s a surprising subject that draws her ire: Hollywood. Though Franklin had bit parts in the “Blues Brothers” movies and is trying to put together a biopic on her own life, she wishes she had had a larger presence in that medium.
Read this entire great interview article here.