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C.C. Rider Venerates Aretha Franklin

Aretha Louise Franklin grew up in the church. Her father, Reverend C.L. Franklin was a Baptist preacher and one of the first to record and distribute his speeches. Reverend Franklin’s famous in his own right, but all his pomp and sermons are eclipsed by the talent of his 14-year-old daughter.

You heard me right. That was FOURTEEN year old Aretha belting out her love of Jesus right there. Thank god for the rest of us that Aretha soon made a transition out of the choir and into the secular world. Whatever she lays her hands upon she turns to gold.

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