No one's got the voice of Aretha Franklin. Even if you're the sister of the Queen of Soul, and you yourself are a soul singer, that doesn't necessarily make you soul sister #1. But it doesn't hurt, especially if you were brought up in the same gospel choir and have mighty pipes of your own. Erma Franklin may not have been as well known as her younger sister, but you take that surname out of the equation and she still rates high on the soul-o-meter.
Groove Addict just posted two of her LPs, and if you ever wondered what she sounded like, beyond "Piece of My Heart", dig in. And check that mix. Bold Soul Sisters, from Funky 16 Corners. Holy shit is all I've got to say about that one.
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Erma Franklin - Piece of My Heart mp3 at Web o' Sounds
Erma Franklin - It's Over mp3 at Groove Merchant
Erma Franklin - Light My Fire mp3 at Groove Merchant
Erma Franklin - By the Time I Get to Phoenix mp3 at Saleesoul
Erma Franklin - Her Name Is Erma at Groove Addict
Erma Franklin - Soul Sister at Groove Addict
Speaking of soul sisters:
Bold Soul Sisters - 17 song mix at Funky 16 Corners
Dig it: Thelma Jones, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Ike and Tina Turner, Tina Britt, Ann Sexton, Viola Wills, Martha Turner, Shirley Vaughn, Ruby Andrews, Helena Hollins Monica, Lyn Collins, Gi Gi, Erma Franklin, Yvonne Fair, Brenda and The Tabulations, and Cold Blood.