First off, R.I.P. to the Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin! The news of her passing was quite a shock worldwide, but she’s in a better place while her music lives on. She has been an inspiration for many all over the world, and in turn many have credited her, and covered her work. If you know the music scene in Jamaica, there were a few who’ve managed to cover the late Queen. Today, we let you in on six Aretha Franklin cover songs done by Jamaicans. Check them out below, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
(Streaming links added in song titles and Artist names)
1. “Think” – Covered by The Marvels (1976)
3. “One Step Ahead” – Covered by The Heptones (1981)
5. “Until You Come Back To Me” – Covered by Just Dale & The Robotics (1986)
That time Aretha Franklin performed in Jamaica in 1982
R.I.P. Aretha Franklin