06 May 2011

Aretha: "R.E.S.P.E.C.T., Find Out What It Means to Me."

Written and released originally by Otis Redding in 1965, Aretha Franklin flipped the genders and produced a timely feminist statement, her signature song, and one of the greatest R&B crossover songs ever with her 1967 cover version.

One note on the lyrics: the chorus of Aretha's version has some '60s black-culture slang that Wikipedia helped me decode. The chorus goes:
Find out what it means to me
Take care ... TCB
"TCB" means "Taking Care (of) Business." Now check out one of the great songs of the last half-century.

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